Any mum knows that multi-tasking is part of the job. You feed the baby, prepare supper, email the office, and throw your husband the keys, all at the same time. A social media manager by day, blogger by night, Nadia Lau is no exception. Her writing used to focus on her party lifestyle, but that’s all changed since the arrival of baby Aidan. Now, her blog also talks about the struggles of returning work and the balancing act of becoming a mother.
Motherhood hasn’t stopped Nadia from caring about her appearance, but it has brought in some new challenges. She still makes time to look after her skin and hair, but not as much time for complicated routines. Thankfully, resourceful Nadia has come up with some solutions which she was happy to share with us.
We know the feeling of piling on layers of concealer to disguise those dark circles and eye bags to no avail. Most eye creams either don’t seem to have any effect. Nadia has a great tip that we’re using already: Store your eye cream in the fridge and massage it in to smooth away puffiness. “As an emergency fix, I place cucumber slices under my eyes as a DIY mask. This soothes puffiness and helps to lighten dark circles.”
Nadia believes her frown lines have deepened since she became a mother, no doubt due to the stress and worries that come with her new responsibilities. She decompresses with exercise and hot yoga once or twice a week. “I’ve also found it useful to go for a leisurely walk with my kid and hubby. This kills two birds with one stone as I also get to spend time with my family.”
Pre-kids, we could take our time, applying layer after layer of skincare products. Post kids? It’s all we can do to grab a baby wipe and slap on a little moisturiser. Nadia feels the same: Her busy lifestyle means she doesn’t have time for complex skincare routines.
That’s why she likes Olay’s Regenerist Miracle Duo with the Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence and Micro-Sculpting Cream. The simplicity the regime and the effectiveness of the products fits her new lifestyle to a T. “The ritual is a form of me-time away from my family. The Miracle Duo has solved most of my skincare issues. The Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence helps boost the penetration of anti-ageing actives and boost cell renewal in my moisturiser. Massaging the Micro-Sculpting Cream into my face helps plump up my skin, leaving it hydrated and smooth. Also, they do not leave a sticky feeling after application. Instead, my skin feels softer and I think it looks years younger than before.”
Quoted by Nadia Lau, Blogger and Social Media Manager
Take a glimpse into Nadia’s busy life here.