It‘s no secret that motherhood leaves very little me time and makes it easy to forget just how important it is to carve out a sliver of our time for ourselves. Our skin – the largest organ in the body – is affected by many inner and outer factors that accelerate aging. In today’s fast-paced world, it is not only important to know how to take care of our skin but also how to do it efficiently. Here, at MRVL SPA, we understand how hard it may be for a mother to put her own needs before her family’s so what better time to take a step back and do just that than Mother’s Day? After all, to paraphrase a well-known truth: happy mother – happy family. Regular mama me time is what every mother and her family deserve.
Small daily steps
Cleanse and moisturize
When it comes to skincare, the golden rule is: less is more. For best long-term results, take small steps regularly and stay consistent. To keep the skin glowing, make sure to follow a simple twice-daily routine that consists of:
- a gentle wash
- a serum and moisturizer
- SPF in the morning
Motherhood often means we sleep less and our eyes are some of the first to show the signs of this such as dark circles and premature wrinkles. To prevent and tackle the tired, aging appearance around the eyes, try our Super Rich Eye Cream. Powered by adenosine, collagen, ceramides, and our miracle liquid – Blue Scorpion Peptide (BSP), the cream smoothes and firms the delicate eye area for a radiant and youthful look.
For morning skincare routine, we like to use our Anti-Aging Firming Serum which contains the highest dose of BSP and Ubiquinone – a powerful antioxidant. The two ingredients work together to firm, lift, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles through collagen and elastin biosynthesis. The serum promotes healthy skin repair cycles, replenishes and hydrates the skin to build collagen and improve skin tone.
The constant exposure of our face to environmental factors means that the skin accumulates a layer of dull and dead skin. Exfoliation cleanses the skin, unclogs the pores, and helps products penetrate deeper into the skin. As an added benefit, exfoliation stimulates соllаgеn – the natural protein that keeps our skin firm and tight and prevents it from sagging.
Our favorite night skincare routine ingredient is Retinol Repair Night Cream containing the luxurious BSP and retinol. Retinol stimulates collagen production and dramatically reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and works to “peel away” dull, dead, and tired layers to reveal younger-looking skin underneath.
Facial massage promotes skin elasticity, prevents sagging skin, smoothes out wrinkles, and counters the formation of new ones. A massage boosts the flow of our happiness hormone serotonin and therefore has emotional benefits as well as physical ones. When you first start, it is recommended to get a course of weekly massages, afterwards, you can reduce the frequency, however, unless you suffer from specific skin conditions, facial massages have no known side effects. Facial massage stimulates lymphatic flow, skin hydration and collagen building, therefore can be enjoyed frequently.
If you are not sure of which massage to try, we recommend the highly effective muscle reprogramming Japanese specialty massage Kobido which acts as a non-invasive facelift.
Facials provide many benefits such as deep cleaning, skin tightening and rejuvenation, improved circulation, a slower aging process, and more. Skin’s renewal cycle is 3-4 weeks and therefore it is recommended that you get a facial about once a month. What is right for you depends on the type and condition of your skin.
For faster after-procedure recovery, we recommend MRVL Skin’s Arnica Recovery Cream which provides a lot of hydration and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. Beta-sitosterol contained within the formula keeps the skin healthy and vibrant by curbing age-related collagen decrease and promoting its natural production while arnica flower extract promotes healing and aids in calming inflammation.
It’s not only about what you put on your skin
We may have grown used to hearing “you are what you eat” but that doesn’t make it any less true. The food we consume affects our skin and energy levels. To have a vibrant, youthful-looking skin, it’s important to consume anti-aging foods such as fish, spinach, nuts, and supplements. Also, remember to keep hydrated to prevent premature wrinkles and make sure to consume аntіоxіdаntѕ such аѕ green tеа to fіght free radicals which accelerate the aging of skin cells.
This Mother’s Day, treat yourselves to a relaxing and rejuvenating mother-daughter experience at MRVL SPA:
TWO FOR ONE – Mother-Daughter Beauty Experience Offer – USD$469
- 2 x 60-minute Blissful Massages
- 2 x Unwind Facials
- Free flow iced tea or flavored water
- Chocolates for Two
- Claim your complimentary silk sleeping mask with each purchase
Taking care of your skin is similar to taking care of your kids – it’s about long-term consistent work. Small daily steps taken as early as possible will see you through the ups and downs of the stresses of motherhood and life in general.