This post is sponsored by JOHNSON’S®. All tips and opinions expressed are my own. 
 
Mom self care is nearly impossible when you have busy toddlers running around. Spending days at the spa for facials can be a dream….not to mention expensive. We are sharing 5 simple mommy self care tips for a more clear and bright complexion.
 
Drink Your Way To Clearer Skin
 
Drinking water is tough business. We get it. But the best way to clear your complexion is to flush out all the nasty toxins in your body. If water is hard for you to drink, try adding fruits and veggies to your water for a natural sweetener.  A few great combinations are:
 
” Basil, Cucumber, Strawberry
” Mint & Watermelon (perfect for Summer!)
” Rosemary, Orange, Vanilla
 
The rule of thumb is to drink half of your body weight in ounces. You can try the gallon method and tab off your progress or multiple cups of 8 ounces of water. If you can commit to one 8 ounce cup of water every time you go into the kitchen, you can reach your goal by the end of the night. 
 
Turmeric Masks To Clear Dark Spots
 
As African American women, our skin tends to scar easily. Whether it be hair bumps or pimples, before you know it, your clear complexion can be zigzagged with ugly blemishes. A natural way to clear dark spots from skin is to apply a turmeric facial mask at home twice a week.Pre-warning: Turmeric stains. Make sure you cover your bathroom sink with saran wrap or a paper towel or you will be scrubbing orange off of your appliances for weeks at a time. It would also be safe to apply with gloves so that your nails will not change colors as well. When used consistently, turmeric works to lighten the skin for a more even tone and natural glow. Try this simple recipe:
 
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons JOHNSON’S® Baby Pure Cornstarch Powder
  • 2 drops honey
  • 2 drops teatree oil
  • 2 tablespoons almond oil
Mix in flour and turmeric, then add honey and oils. Apply to face for 20 minutes then massage off with a warm washcloth. Right now, you can also save on JOHNSON’S® Baby Pure Cornstarch Powder here
 
Wash Your Sheets & Pillowcases
 
Yes, we know mama, you don’t get to sleep in that much but when you do, your bed sheets and pillow cases are collecting your dirt, sweat, and tears. Not to mention, oils from your hair add to the ever growing bacteria and dead skin cells that linger in your bed. Try washing your sheets and pillow cases once a week to prevent build up. Covering your hair at night will also help.
 
Remove Make Up At The End of the Day
It is so easy to get in bed without washing your face. At the end of a long day, it just seems like so much work to take 5 minutes to wash and cleanse your skin. If you find yourself in this predicament more than a few times a week, try using JOHNSON’S® Hand and Face Wipes to remove leftover make up. Make up will clog your pores, allowing dirt to burrow in your skin to produce pimples. No one wants that. 
 
Proper Sleep Puts The Dark Circles To Rest
 
This seems like common sense but we know that being a mom means that you sleep when the baby sleeps. Even for moms with toddlers, this can still leave you with only a few hours of rest each night. Lack of sleep results in dark circles under the eyes which can greatly affect your appearance. If you have a baby that is an easy sleeper, try setting your phone alarm to alert you of when you should wind down to get at least 7-9 hours of full sleep each night. 
 
Tell us mama, what are some ways you work to have clear skin as a busy mom?
 
With love,
-Shanicia

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