Hands down, motherhood is one of the hardest jobs a woman can possibly have.  No formal preparation, but learned experiences. Throughout the motherhood journey, sometimes it may take a toll on your daily beauty regimen.

Look Well Rested

With sleeping less becoming the new normal, this can cause a disruption within your body’s circulation system where it can’t get rid of toxins that cause dark circles under the eyes, a common issue for African-American skin. Instantly brighten your eye area with Olay Regenerist Luminous Dark Circle Correcting HydraSwirl Eye Cream. It uses a distinguished dual-swirl formula with a gel to hydrate and a cream to reduce the appearance of dark circles.

Protect Your Skin

African-American skin has a higher concentration of melanin, which offers some natural protections against sunburn and premature aging. Though darker complexions do not visibly burn, sun damage can still lead to uneven skin tone, and worst-case scenario – cancer. With your newfound busy schedule, it can be difficult to remember to provide additional protection for your skin. Always include Olay Regenerist Luminous Brightening & Protection Lotion with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in your purse or diaper bag, so you can remember to apply protection while on the go.

Drink Plenty of Water

Studies show that more than half of your skin is made up of water. And, when your skin doesn’t receive a sufficient amount of water, it can become dry, tight and flaky – signs of dehydration. Keep your skin hydrated and radiant by consuming at least 8 glasses daily. Water is also essential to clean and vitalize skin by ridding the body of toxins and impurities that can cause acne.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

After finding time to take a warm shower and wash your face (try Olay’s Brightening Cream Cleanser), it is important to replenish your skin’s essential oils that may have washed away with dirt and other debris accumulated throughout the day. For use, day or night, Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream instantly energizes, hydrates and deeply penetrates the skin’s surface to reduce the appearance of dark spots and restore its natural glow.

Pamper Yourself – Overnight

Once your little one has drifted off to sleep, it’s a great opportunity to enjoy “me” time. Pampering yourself with a facial is always a great idea with Olay Regenerist Luminous Overnight Mask. This gel-based mask absorbs throughout the night and is formulated with vitamin B3, mulberry extract and humectants so you can wake up to radiant, glowing skin.

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