When it comes to being a mom you already have a lot on your plate.  From juggling family time with work and home obligations and chauffeuring your kids to various sports and school activities, you and your family’s skin care is probably the last thing that you are worried about.  Skin is the largest organ on your body, so taking care of you and your family’s skin should definitely be a priority.  From protecting your baby’s sensitive skin to battling breakouts with your teenagers to also pampering your skin too, here are four tips to getting better skin.

Drink Water (Lots Of It)

This tip sounds the easiest but many people simply do not drink enough water.  Many experts recommend drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day when it comes to better skin.  Reports have suggested that drinking more water over time leads to their skin having a more radiant glow and those that have suffered from acne report the same results.  So make sure you and your family are all drinking enough water.

Eat Some Power Foods

We have all heard the saying “You are what you eat”.  Turns out that your skin is a reflection of your diet.  Jessica Wu, MD, a dermatologist in Los Angeles, states “There’s a growing body of research showing that diet really does affect your complexion.”  Researchers have found that foods such as tomatoes, kale, and even dark chocolate have a positive effect on your skin.  So next time you are at the grocery store fill up your cart with some superfoods that are super for your skin too.

Don’t Forget The Sunscreen

Even though winter is coming it doesn’t mean that it is time to put the sunscreen away.  By using sunscreen on you and the rest of your family you are protecting yourselves from the harmful radiation from the sun, reducing risks for skin cancer, sunburns and premature aging.  There are a variety of different options of sunscreens so you want to do the research to see which one is the best for your family to use.

Have A Daily Skin Care Regimen

In any given day, our skin is being put through the ringer. The weather is drying our skin out and dirt is clogging our pores. If you haven’t already, it might be important to start a daily skincare routine to clean and protect your skin. If you want radiant and healthy skin, it is advised to consult a reputed skin doctor like Dr David Jack before embarking on any skincare routine. Additionally, you may have to ensure that your cosmetic products are free from any harmful chemicals as they can damage your skin. A basic regime of skin care usually includes cleansing your skin and then following it with a toner and moisturizer. Buy a moisturizer that is best suited for skin type (dry, normal or oily).

By following these 4 tips for getting better skin, you and the rest of your family will reap the benefits of a better complexion and better protection from the sun.