Look Your Best for Mother’s Day–and Every Day!

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In celebration of family and Mother’s Day, look back at family photos and the years together with your children. You’ll see they’re not the only ones who have changed.

The hair, the clothes, the skin–every part of you might feel different since you became a mother, so what better time for a beauty refresh than on the day that celebrates you?

Create a spa-like atmosphere in your own home, with or without the kids, and start the rejuvenation process with a simple, yet strong, at-home hair mask. Described by Kristin Booker of Today as “time travel in a jar,” the Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Masque by Alterna is a hair mask that’s packed with nourishing and protection ingredients that revitalize hair that’s seen the effects of years of hair styling and coloring.

Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Masque can also take you back in time, and, if you have the same breakage and split end problems that I do, you will love this salon-status treatment that’s like a miracle worker for your hair. It blends argan, tea tree and, you guessed it, macadamia oil. Looking for a little more hair lavish? The Signature Moisture Masque by Oribe repairs damage and replenishes with moisture, making you feel like you just received a deluxe hair treatment worthy of the red carpet.

Your hair isn’t the only part of your body that’s happier with a little pamper. Give your skin some love and discover the beauty of visiting a cosmetic dermatologist. Reap the benefits a long-term skin care plan, including treatments and products specific to the characteristics of your skin.

Ultherapy is a micro-focused ultrasound that triggers a collagen-building process, lifting and tightening skin on the forehead, specifically the brow region, and neck, as well as improving wrinkles and lines on the décolleté. Because the device targets deep tissue below the surface of the skin, it stimulates new collagen formation and tightening with no down time.

Chemical peels are an excellent option for freshening your look. Chemical peels are one of the oldest cosmetic procedures in the world; they were performed in ancient Greece, Egypt and Rome to help women achieve smoother skin, but today there’s a wide choice ranging from light to deep peel options. The chemical peel is an acidic solution used to remove damaged outer layers of skin, typically on the face, but it can be administered elsewhere on the body; outer layers of dead skin peel off to reveal a new skin layer with better color and tone and smoother texture. Light and medium peels are used most commonly to treat areas of dryness or fine wrinkling, unbalanced pigmentation and blemishes or acne. The peel is a great solution for those who want the benefit of the treatment but want to forego a longer recovery time.

Similarly, microdermabrasion helps peel away skin to reveal a more beautiful layer. The main difference between the two procedures is that microdermabrasion is a non-chemical procedure that diminishes imperfections by “sanding” flaws from the surface of the skin, so you can think of it as intense exfoliation.

If you’re not quite ready for a chemical peel, check out the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask. Simply place the dry mask over your face and massage for 30 seconds to release the magic ingredients. Because it’s dry, it makes less of a mess than a typical face mask and it can be reused up to three times, guaranteeing smooth, bright, hydrated skin.

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a safe, non-surgical cosmetic solution that helps smooth wrinkles and reduces the appearance of fine lines. This technology is suitable for any type or color of skin, and patients may notice healthier looking skin immediately. It is suitable for use on most or all parts of the body, including the face, neck and lower neck, especially where lasers or peels are not appropriate.

A wand with fine needles is rolled over the skin, creating a controlled skin injury that triggers the body to fill these microscopic wounds with new elastin and collagen. Microneedling should be performed by a professional in a controlled, sterile environment. If you’re planning on having fresh, rejuvenated skin and also want to be back to your typical makeup regimen by Mother’s Day, schedule a procedure ahead at the advice of your dermatologist or aesthetician.

Your makeup regimen can also benefit immensely from finding the right primer, which can be just as important as the makeup itself. New this year, Becca First Light Priming Filter evens out imperfections and makes your complexion look glowing, gorgeous and luminous. It extends the life of any products you layer on top, but is so flattering you can skip the makeup altogether. ■

Sources: allure.com, asds.net, bestproducts.com, docshop.com, skinpen.com and today.com.