A tired face is, arguably, the sign of a good mother. Those worry lines and that pallid complexion are the hallmarks of a mum who’s gone out of their way to look after their children, taking them to every event, waking up in the middle of the night to feed them and spending their free time helping them learn about the ways of the world.
The tired mother trope is as well-worn as tiredness itself. A quick Google of “tired mother” will fling up 87,000,000 results, but solutions are difficult to find. Parents can have an equal number of child-rearing tasks or split household duties equally, but you’ll still feel knackered. Such is the danger and the joy of having a little one of your own.
But that’s another article for another time. This article is about a subject far more directly related to you – how do you stay healthy when you’re feeling tired all the time?
We’ve come up with a few tips and tricks that’ll help you look and feel better – even when the kids have left you feeling ragged.
Erase those wrinkles
Wrinkles are an inevitable part of the added stress that comes with looking after a child. Those late nights and early mornings, not to mention balancing your home and working life, are a guaranteed recipe for the kind of wrinkles that run deep.
Your initial temptation will be to pick up a moisturiser on the cheap and keep your fingers crossed. But a large number of moisturisers have the same effect on your skin as cold water. This is the snake oil of the high street and it should be avoided at all costs.
Some skincare products are, however, well worth splashing out on. One such product is Crepe Erase for skin, which will obliterate any “crepey” parts of your skin. Purchase some and you’ll feel your body soften.
Keep up your meal routines
It’s so easy to focus on your child’s eating habits and ignore your own nutritional health. You’ll stare at your little one with a smile on your face as they devour their mulch, all while forgetting your rumbling stomach. After six months of this neglect, you’ll look waifish, and not in a good way.
Despite how difficult you may find it, try to maintain a healthy and regular diet alongside your child’s.
Water is your friend
Dehydration is a prime symptom of sleep deprivation. Feeling tired? Then a glass of water could keep you on your feet for another few hours. What’s more, plenty of water can reduce the ageing process and temper the inevitable onslaught of wrinkles.