As we start a new year, comes new resolutions. Setting new goals for ourselves of how we will be doing better than we did the previous year. Whether that is eating healthy, exercising consistently, focusing on yourself more, or starting a better skincare routine because let’s face it, we aren’t getting any younger.
Speaking of skin, I had the honor of interviewing Spa Owner Danielle and her incredible team from Spa by the Square, recently crowned the Best Day Spa of 2023 in Georgia by the Georgia Business Journal. Lucky for me, this is also the spa I have been going to for my skincare and massage needs for over a year now.
Keep reading as they help unlock the secrets to radiant skin, perfect for moms looking to refresh their skincare routines in 2024.
As busy moms often juggle various responsibilities, finding time for a comprehensive skincare routine can be challenging. What simplified yet effective skincare routine do you recommend for mothers to maintain healthy and radiant skin?
“We always tell our clients that say they “just don’t have enough time in the day for a night and day regimen”, before you even sit down with the kids run to the sink, and do your skincare. Immediately, no questions, that’s your time to focus on you. Because we all know as busy moms you have to start dinner, homework, run baths, and start your nightly routine with the kids. I know for me (Danielle) once I’m done with my kids’ nightly task if I sit down, there is no moving me. So, tackle it first thing! And, of course, in the morning get up 5 minutes before the kids to accomplish that goal. And never forget your SPF!! A gentle cleanser, hydrating serum or moisturizer, and sunscreen is the easiest and simplest way to start. You can always build off of that for more targeted products if needed. Our favorite line to build off of is the Face reality line. It’s affordable and effective.”
Seasonal changes can impact skin health. Are there any specific skincare adjustments moms should consider for transitioning from winter to spring/summer and vice versa, given our Georgia climate?
“Wintertime calls for more hydration for most skin types. This can be adding in a hydrating serum or adding a thicker moisturizer for the night.
In Spring and Summer most people love being in the sun, so Vitamin C is a great addition during the day. And don’t skip the sunscreen; remember to reapply every 2 hours when you are outside. Also, all of us moms know about the benefits of humidifiers – help with colds and congestion for our little ones. They are also useful for dry and comprised skin for us moms!”
Your salon likely offers a range of treatments. For moms looking to indulge in a professional skincare session, what would be your top recommendations or signature treatments that align with what mothers need given their limited time?
“The Hydrafacial is our favorite treatment we offer. Anyone can do it and it does a little bit of everything. The first half focuses on deeply cleansing, extracting, and exfoliating then we infuse the skin with tons of hydration, antioxidants, and peptides. It’s the best bang for your buck and the best way to spend your limited time away from your mom duties.”
In the realm of holistic wellness, diet, and lifestyle play a significant role in skincare. Can you provide insights into how moms can incorporate skin-friendly diet and wellness practices to complement their skincare routines and achieve a more comprehensive approach to beauty in the new year?
“With every new year, we have new year resolutions. Gut health and skin health go hand in hand. Be sure you are taking the right vitamins like probiotics, Zinc, and omegas. If you battle with adult acne, try cutting back on dairy. If you battle with rosacea, reduce your intake of red wine and always put on SPF in the morning. Making even the subtlest change can help you to your goal of healthy skin!”
Thank you to spa owner Danielle Mueller for helping ensure we have the right skincare routines in place for 2024. Danielle is a mom of two little boys, so she understands the mom life side of things. She is also an esthetician. She specializes in rosacea, dry and compromised skin barrier, as well as microblading of the eyebrows and lash extensions.
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