Timeless beauty advice from our mamas

Our mothers are some of the most beautiful women we know (inside and out). Despite the constantly changing hair and makeup trends, some of the best timeless beauty advice we have gotten has come from these incredible women. So with Mother’s Day coming up and our Motherhood May off to a strong start, we wanted to share some of those tips and tricks with everyone today. Without further ado, here are some beauty tips from our mamas…

1. Stay Up with Sunscreen and Sleep

My mom is an avid tennis player, and has been for the majority of her life. But despite being in the sun for several hours each day (not to mention being an Arizona native), she has somehow managed to escape getting sun damage, age spots, and that leathery skin texture that instantly ages a woman. Her secret? “Limit the sun and use sunscreen daily. And, after bathing or showering, always use lotion while skin is damp.” She has also always told my sister and I that sleep, sleep and more sleep is our body’s best friend. It’s our way of repairing and refreshing. My mother barely wears any makeup and she’s in her 60s, so I’ll take whatever advice she’s willing to give! – Allison, Managing Editor

2. Stick With a Skincare Regimen

My mom worked in skincare for most of my childhood and adolescence and I didn’t come to appreciate it until college! Although I may have taken it for granted for a while, I’m happy that she got me hooked on a skincare regimen from an early age. For as long as I can remember, my mom has stressed the importance finding a daily eye cream to help combat dryness, fatigue and early aging. My mom is the prettiest and most youthful lady I know, so I’m going to keep listening to her sage beauty advice! – Jessi, Associate Editor

3. Make Time for Self-Care

When it comes to beauty advice, I’ve learned so many things from my mom. One of the biggest lessons she taught me is how important self-care is. As long as I can remember, she’s always taken time out of her schedule to get her weekly manicure. She also makes it a priority to get a massage every once in a while, keep up with her monthly facials, and get her hair colored and cut every so often, and exercises every day. And it’s not just for superficial reasons. My mom has always worked really hard… Not only did she raise three kids, but she has worked in education for as long as I can remember, and still works super long hours. But she knows how important it is to carve out time to take care of herself, and she’s taught me that lesson. Because when you take care of yourself, you have more to give to others. – Rachel, Managing Editor

4. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

Every night for years growing up, I saw my mom meticulously massage lotions and oils into her hands, cuticles, heels and pretty much anywhere else there was skin exposed. ‘Monkey see, monkey do’ definitely rings true here, because now I’ve found that I literally cannot fall asleep if my skin feels dry. Even though it wasn’t a piece of beauty advice that was explicitly said, I’m so glad I adopted the habit of regularly moisturizing my skin because I’ve realized how important it is in preventing signs of premature aging. (And the evidence shows… my mother has aged SO well, she still looks like she’s 35 years old!) – Tessa, Editorial Assistant

5. Snooze Au Naturel

By far the best beauty advice I’ve ever received from my mom is to make nightly makeup removal a steadfast regimen. Studies have shown that 50 percent of women do not remove their makeup daily, and the majority of those that do, don’t do it properly. From blemishes to eye infections, waking up in yesterday’s makeup can lead to all sorts of problems. I may not be an expert at putting on my makeup, but thanks to my mom, I’m a total pro at cleaning it off. – Anna James, Contributor

6. Keep Your Hands Off Your Face and Always Wear Sunscreen

My mom and grandma both have great skin, so I always turn to them for advice. Living near the beach has made them both really careful about sun protection, and while constantly reapplying sunscreen seemed like a waste of time when I was younger, now I’m really grateful that they made me.  Their mantra has always been, “Keep your hands off your face and always wear sunscreen—your skin will thank you later!” If my skin looks as good as theirs when I’m older, I’m happy to follow those rules! – Kiera, Intern

7. Be Body Positive

The best beauty lesson I ever learned from my mother wasn’t something she said to me, but rather something she didn’t say. In a world where many women are so quick to criticize their physical appearance, I don’t think I have ever once heard my mother say anything negative about her body. She loves getting her hair and nails done, wears makeup almost every day, and has stuck to strict diet and exercise routines when she was feeling out of shape—but she always talked about these things in a fun and healthy light. I think that I grew up with a particularly healthy body image because of it, and hope to pass this along to my daughter too. I certainly don’t feel like I look perfect all the time, but I will make sure that my daughter knows that I only wear makeup and get manicures because it feels fun to me, and I exercise and eat healthy in order to feel strong. – Ilana, Managing Editor

What’s your favorite piece of beauty advice you’ve ever received from your mother, or an important woman in your life? 

Let us know in the comments below—we’d love to read your stories!

XO Team LC

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