Busy Mom’s Morning RoutinePosted: February 20, 2013
When we become a parent, we give up certain luxuries. Time. Money. Privacy. Gone are the days of sleeping in on the weekends. Sometimes it’s a struggle to fit in a decent shower, let alone the long bubble baths by candlelight with a glass of wine that I used to enjoy. It’s so important though that we don’t let parenthood become an excuse. What kind of a message does it send to my son if I ask him to wash his face, brush his teeth, and comb his hair before school, yet I barely glance at myself in the mirror before dashing off to take him to school? As parents, we have to make the time to take care of ourselves too.
Now I’m not one for a heavy, made-up look. I have a nine month old baby that loves to give huge, open-mouthed kisses throughout the day, and the last thing I want is a lot of caked on makeup for him to ingest. (As if he doesn’t have enough digestion issues!) But I like feeling fresh, clean, and natural when I get ready in the morning. I’ve found that the days when I feel the most confident and productive are the days when I spent a few minutes on myself in the morning. Here is my busy mom morning routine:
TimeWise 3-in-1 Cleanser $18
This is a great cleanser. It has three benefits in one: to cleanse, exfoliate, and freshen the skin in one quick step. Use a pea-sized amount on a wet face (I like to use mine in the shower) and rub in upward and outward circles, then rinse completely. It takes about a minute from start to finish.
Comes in two formulas: Normal/Dry or Combination/Oily
TimeWise Age-Fighting Moisturizer with SPF 30 $22
Using a moisturizer is so essential for all skin types. Like the 3-in-1 Cleanser, the moisturizer comes in two formulas, either normal/dry or combination/oily. It adds just the right amount of hydration for either skin type, for up to 10 hours of balanced, hydrated skin without feeling greasy. The added benefit of this product is the sunscreen. Sun exposure is the #1 cause of premature aging in skin, and we are exposed to the sun more during our everyday activities throughout life (walking to and from your car, walking the dog, going for a run, etc) than we are laying out and getting sun exposure on purpose! No matter what skin care routine, you’ll want to protect your skin with a sunscreen daily. I love that this product is two benefits in one, so it’s another time saver! You’ll use about a dime-sized amount of this product. It takes about 30 seconds to apply to the face.
Ultimate Mascara $15
One product I rarely go without is mascara. Just the act of putting it on in the morning makes me feel more awake! I love the way it makes my eyes appear bigger and brighter. This mascara goes on so smoothly, doesn’t clump, and lasts all day! It takes about a minute to apply to both eyes.
Nouri-Shine Lip Gloss $14
Just before you dash out the door, you’ll want something to smooth, condition, and protect your lips, especially in the cold winter months and the dry summer heat! The weather does a number on my lips, and not only does this lip gloss protect your lips from the elements, but it has vitamins and minerals that make your lips feel and look so good! It’s lightweight and non-sticky too. Comes in 14 long-lasting shades. Takes less than 30 seconds to apply.
With products like these, you can spend less than five minutes on yourself each morning and start your day with a clean, hydrated, protected face and just enough color to enhance you natural beauty. So easy. So quick. So wonderful.
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How do you find time for yourself in your daily routine?