Take Care of Yourself, So You Can Take Care of Others

From the moment they arrive, your kids become your number-one priority. We all know it, and there’s nothing wrong with that — but it sometimes causes you to neglect yourself.


Here’s the thing: Taking a break and treating yourself is absolutely necessary for a healthy body and mind. Moms need to remember to take care of themselves — and yes, sometimes even spoil themselves — so they can properly take care of their children. BOTOX COSMETIC® treatments here in London, Ontario (or another treatment at the medical spa) are sometimes all the R&R you need to look and feel rejuvenated. And by the way, you deserve it.

Why Your Skin Needs Attention

Long nights of staying up with a crying baby, followed by even longer days filled with work, chauffeuring your children, and putting food on the table can take a toll on the body, and the skin can be the first telltale sign. Without the proper rest time, your skin can lose moisture, and you can develop dark circles and under-eye bags when you stay up too late. Nightly sleep is the allotted time for brain, body, and skin to repair and renew itself, and lack of sleep robs the body of that opportunity.

Stress can exacerbate things, too. When you are stressed, your body releases the hormone cortisol. This release creates a domino effect that eventually attacks healthy skin cells and causes wrinkles and breakouts.


What You Can Do About It

If you feel that stress is causing you wrinkles, or you just want to look more refreshed, I suggest talking to a dermatologist about BOTOX. It can help smooth forehead wrinkles and soften lines around the eyes. The treatments typically take less than 15 minutes and require no downtime or recovery. This is perfect for a busy mom with 1,000 things on her checklist for the day.

Many medical spas also carry JUVÉDERM® here in London, Ontario, which can be a great option to fight back against sunken skin and other skin issues. JUVÉDERM products are facial fillers that can help regain volume in the face and give you a natural-looking youthful complexion.

Being a mom is hectic; you are entitled to doing things that are just for you. Getting BOTOX or dermal fillers can help you build confidence to tackle the day. Looking your best can give you that extra push to accomplish everything in your jam-packed agenda.

This is a sponsored post, and as such I have been compensated. My opinion is all my own and it is also truthful. 

Mom of two beautiful active girls, traveller, fitness junkie, social media consultant, and keeper of the sanity.


  • Heather Lynne

    Have you ever tried Botox? I’ve only heard one person talk about her experience- I think it’s so interesting to hear people’s experiences. I’ve never really considered doing it!

  • Aeryn Lynne

    I’ve been seriously considering fillers for a while now. I’ve been breaking out like crazy this year, thanks to the end-of-year family stress. And absolutely agree that we need to take care of our health so that we can care for others when they’re in need. I may or may not have been forwarding my husband gift card specials from my favourite spas as a hint of what would be a great gift for Christmas this year. 😉

    Thanks for the push hun! I think I’ll be making an appointment now! <3

    • Paula

      I actually want to do this myself and have been thinking about it for a bit. Not sure why I keep putting it off. No big deal. Just m are the time, I think. Maybe this is a New Year’s thing for me.

  • Stacie

    This is so important! As moms and wives, we tend to forget to take care of ourselves while we take care of everyone else. You’ll burn yourself out that way.

  • Michelle Waller

    I always forget to take care of myself. My husband reminded that in order to take care of everyone else, I have to take care of myself.

  • NicoLe king

    This is such a great reminder. So often we tend to put ourselves on the back burner as we focus on raising our family’s. It is so important to also find thG me time to take care of ourselves, and necessary even.

  • Kathy Myers

    This is my year to take care of myself. I turned 50 and decided to not only live a healthier life but also trying to improve myself. I have changed eating habits and even gotten botox.

  • Sarah BAILEY

    I’m not a Mum myself but from seeing friend and my own Mum I can see how sometimes they don’t take enough time for themselves and forget they need looking after as well.

  • Kisa johnson

    I actually kind of want to do this for the little wrinkles on my forehead. I absolutely dislike them a ton. I noticed even my sister who is 6 years younger than me has them too, and I never really noticed I had them until recently. So I wonder if I’ve had them long or not.

    One of the big things I want to do is a tummy tuck/skin removal. After five kids I have a lot of loose belly skin.

  • Nancy L.

    I’m over 50 and since the kids are self-sufficient, I have been trying to take more time out for me. BOTOX is looking like a good option for my skin, too! 🙂

  • Mary Edwards

    I think I’m finally at the age to consider this. My sister has been getting botox for years..she loves it

  • GlamamoM

    I couldn’t agree with this message more…moms need to take care of themselves to be energized and healthy to care for others! Skin care is definitely on the list!

  • Victoria Heckstall

    Absolutely true! We should take care ourselves first so we can take care others like our children. Botox is interesting, haven’t tried it yet.

  • Nichole Arnold

    This is very important advice. I lost myself taking care of my Mom and then trying to just be a parent to my son after she died. I almost didn’t make it out alive. We always need to step back and MAKE time for ourselves.

  • Mimi Green

    That is so true and I think I do a decent job of self-care. I can still think of several things I need to do for myself. It has been well over a year since I’ve been to a spa.

  • Amy

    I’ve never thought about botox before. But I do agree that us moms have a lot on our shoulders and do need to take care of ourselves.