They say mothers know best, and we couldn’t agree more. So, just in time for Mother’s Day, we asked 6 moms for their best self-care advice—and their answers are what you’d expect: pearls of practical, yet timeless wisdom. From exercising to getting enough sleep and eating just enough of what you want, is there anyone better than our #1 caregivers to dole out self-care advice? (No, we didn’t think so.) Scroll on to see their answers!
6 PIECES OF SELF-CARE ADVICE FROM OUR MOTHERS
1. FEELING GOOD IS AS IMPORTANT AS LOOKING GOOD
Lilia: “Feeling good on the inside is as important as looking good on the outside—they go hand in hand… Make sure you put your best foot forward by dressing comfortably and appropriately, and, if it makes you even more confident, apply your best lipstick and brows! You should always look put together especially if you have a big test or presentation, and making sure that you’re at your 100% both emotionally and physically is very important.”
TRY: Benefit They’re Real Red On Lipstick, P1,330 K-Palette Eyebrow Liner, P845
2. TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN
Melanie: “Do not forget to apply sunblock, toner, moisturizer, and face roll a few minutes a day to prevent premature sagging and strengthen the face muscles.”
TRY: Face Republic Sun Gel SPF 50+ (50ml), P499, Dear Klairs Supple Prep Facial Toner, on sale at P978 (limited time only), V&M Naturals CPC+G Oil (30ml), P350, Modern Rituals by HIMA Jade Facial Roller, on sale at P805 (limited time only)
Liezl: ”I’ve long been a proponent for exercise of any kind—yoga, dance, sports—as long as there’s cardio, strengthening, toning and of course, as long as it’s fun enough to keep you at it… More than the physical and health benefits, for me, exercise also makes you feel good, get into a better, more positive mood. Exercise equals happy hormones.“
TRY: Fitique Nutrition Booty Band Loop Resistance Bands, P599, Manly Power Bands (150”), P593, SKLZ Speed Rope, P1,499
4. GET ENOUGH SLEEP
Almah: “As much as possible, have enough sleep. In my case, at least 6 hours without interruption.”
TRY: Herbs of the Earth 5-HTP Natural Sleep Aid (60 Capsules), P1,200, Bioaqua Lavender Eye Mask, on sale at P79 (limited time only)
5. EAT WHAT YOU WANT IN MODERATION
Malou: “Eat an enough amount of all kinds of food you wish to eat. There’s no need to deprive yourself from eating food you like as long as you don’t have too much. But, for a well-balanced diet, you can’t go wrong with green, leafy vegetables, less meat, and never forget, fruits!”
TRY: Snack Box Salted Caramel Brownie Crunch, on sale at P76 (limited time only), Lorenz Sea Salt & Pepper Potato Chips, P75
6. MAKE TIME FOR ME-TIME
Suzee: “Having two kids drives me crazy sometimes. They want to be around me all the time. So, to keep me sane, my me-time is a bath with a body scrub—a luxury that can be squeezed into the busiest of days. My scrub faves include the Sirene Essentials Lavender Sea Luxe Body Scrub to end a long day, and MADs Essentials Aloe Peppermint Scrub (to start a long day).”
TRY: Sirene Essentials Lavender Sea Luxe Body Scrub, P320, MADs Essentials Aloe Peppermint Scrub, on sale at P242 (limited time only)
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