These first few months of being a mother have been the hardest, yet happiest times of my life. It’s true what they say, until the 3rd month of your baby’s life, you’re in pure survival mode! I’ve noticed that lack of sleep and stress have taken a toll on my skin. As a new mother, maintaining my usual skincare routine has been difficult and these days all I have is 2 minutes to rejuvenate my skin and do what I can to prevent wrinkles. It’s only been 4 months since Alessa was born, so I’m still learning how to balance different parts of life, one of those being self-care. Oh how I miss the days of having my perfectly curated skincare routine…it was truly a luxury! But for now, I’m all about what’s quick, simple and effective. I started using Origins’ Plantscription Anti-Aging Power Serum back in October while I was pregnant and after seeing such a huge difference in my skin after only two weeks of use, and gradual improvement ever since then, it’s become an absolute favorite and staple in my skincare routine. I love the serum so much that I’ve recently worked in Origins’ Plantscription SPF 25 Power Anti-Aging Cream as well for extra protection and wrinkle prevention! These two are such a power duo and my answer to preventing signs of aging and sun damage in 2 quick and simple steps that take very little time to achieve. Most nights, I only get 4 or 5 hours of sleep; this serum, and now the Anti-Aging Cream, have been my go-to’s for looking more awake and well-rested than I really am! ;)
I’ve always been such a big fan of Origins because of their high performing, yet natural ingredients. When looking for skincare products, I always think beyond the label and look into what antioxidants and nutrients they contain that are beneficial for keeping my skin healthy and nourished. The Plantscription Anti-Aging Power Serum contains several naturally-derived ingredients that all work in different ways to keep your skin as youthful as possible! I recently discovered that the production of hyaluronic acid decreases with age, so I was so happy to read that this serum contains bamboo which works to stimulate the production of Epidermal Hyaluronic Acid. Most importantly, this power serum contains a miracle ingredient called “Anogeissus” which is key to stimulating the natural production of fibrillin, the protein that’s responsible for keeping your skin youthful and firm. Not only am I concerned with losing elasticity and radiance in my skin, but I’ve also become extra cautious about what products I use around the baby. After all, I spend half the day kissing on those cute cheeks and cuddling with her! So at the end of the day, it makes me feel so much more comfortable and confident knowing that I can always turn to my Origins products to deliver safe and effective results.
One of my biggest concerns has always been the sun, so I’ve really come to appreciate using multi-purpose products. I love the idea that my anti-aging cream contains all the antioxidants and vitamins I need to keep my skin wrinkle-free, plus sun protection so I don’t have to worry about adding a separate sunscreen to my skincare routine in the morning. In the end, anti-aging products and SPF really go hand in hand in the protection and maintenance of our skin.
After cleansing and toning my skin, I pump a dime-sized amount of the Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Power Serum into my fingertips and apply it to my face using an upward motion making sure it really seeps into my skin. I do this twice a day, both morning and night. For my morning skincare routine, I follow by using the SPF 25 Power Anti-Aging Cream all over my face and bringing it down my neck as well. What I love about this SPF cream is that it also absorbs into the skin really quickly and seamlessly, so you don’t have to wait until it fully dries to start applying your makeup (major time-saver for a new mama like me!!). In the past, I’ve used some creams that also contain SPF and they have felt a bit greasy or sticky on the skin which is something I really look out for now. For my nighttime routine, I use the power serum followed by a gentle moisturizer without the SPF.
Since I started using this serum a few months ago, I’ve been getting so many compliments on how well-rested and radiant my skin looks. I never thought that simplifying my skincare routine would be such a benefit! Can’t wait to show you guys how my skin progresses in the coming weeks! Stay tuned :)
A special thanks to Origins for partnering with me on this post.