As a first time mom, I had quickly learned that your everyday beauty routines are not quite the same anymore. You’re not getting as much sleep and the last thing on your to-do list is not typically beauty related, but as we all know self-care is important for our overall well-being and having an everyday skincare routine can leave you feeling refreshed in the morning yet relaxed before bedtime. I’ve recently started a simple beauty routine that I do every day and will share a few quick tips to make you feel a little pampered on those extra busy days.
Cleanse: Before I start and after I end my day, I always feel better after cleansing my face. I’m currently using a gentle moisturizing cleanser by Nourish Organics. It is rich in antioxidants while the cucumber helps to hydrate and soothe leaving your face feeling refreshed in the morning.
Evening: On those days when you don’t have the time to cleanse, I’ll take a cotton pad and use a toner or micellar water to cleanse the day’s grime away.
Moisturize: Depending on your skin type, I’ll normally apply my moisturizer while my skin is damp. I’m currently using Naturopathica’s Beech Tree & Ginseng Daily Moisturizer for my face in the morning and in the evening I like to moisturize with coconut oil drops.
Extra pampering: Let’s say you have those days where you skip your whole beauty routine; there’s still one thing that you can do at the end of the day that will leave you feeling extra pampered. I like to moisturize my feet at the end of the day with ElskaBody’s Peppermint Foot Lotion.
Makeup: My everyday makeup routine is very simple. After cleansing and moisturizing, I’ll apply an all-over tinted moisturizer with SPF (sun protection factor) if I’m getting out of the house. I typically use just a light bronzer or blush for my cheeks while applying Root Pretty’s natural mascara. If I’m going out to meet friends or somewhere special, I like to change things up from the “everyday routine” and use eyeliner, shadow, and a lip color. I’ve recently started adding green & natural beauty products to my beauty routine and these are my current favorites:
ElskaBody: Peppermint Foot Lotion [elskabody.com]
Root Pretty: Vegan Mascara and Shea Butter Lipstick [rootpretty.com]
Marie Lynn Skincare: Everything Oil and Cocoa-Mint Lip [balmmarielynnskincare.com]
Molly Muriel Apothecary: Tranquility Relaxing Kava Kava Blend Massage [oilmollymuriel.com]
Naturopathica: Beech Tree and Ginseng Daily Moisturizer [naturopathica.com]
Thayer’s: Lavender Witch Hazel Toner [thayers.com]
Nourish Organics: Moisturizing Face Cleanser [nourishorganic.com]
Acure: Brightening Facial Mask [acureorganics.com] Andalou Naturals [andalou.com]