Working mum? Stay at home mum? Working multiple jobs?
Does anyone else have those days where you go out in public with your kids, they are dressed and ready, looking good enough to step onto a catwalk.
But then you catch yourself in the reflection of the car window and realise you look like you just stepped out of bed?!
Don’t stress. We’ve all been there.
Often when we’ve been asked ‘How have you been?”, we tend to answer ‘busy’, myself included.
And because of this new pace of life, we may not all have the time to get ourselves ready for the day like we once had, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get the same results!
As a working mum of one very energetic ‘fournager’, and currently stepping into the third trimester of my pregnancy with my second, I no longer have the time I once had to do a full skin care routine!
Whether I’m running out the door for work, attempting to squeeze in some early morning me time, or just juggling a grumpy toddler, mornings are usually a very busy time for our household.
So any beauty tricks or skin care hacks that can save me a bit of time, I am all for!
Thanks to this lack of time though, I have now got my 5 minute beauty hack on the run - MASTERED!
A few things I’ve learned along the way:
Keep it simple.
Find products that tick more than one box.
Consistency is key!
So, let’s start the day.
I like to set my alarm to go off 30 mins before my family wakes up.
This gives me that little window of time to get myself ready, so I feel less stressed once the rest of the house is up and getting into the day.
It makes me feel refreshed, awake, and ready to start my day.
THIS is where I sneak my five minute skin care routine.
I use the Uncomplicated Cleanser to do a gentle cleanse and pat dry with a fresh face towel. If you have acne-prone skin like myself, you may want to try using a fresh towel or face washer after cleansing to minimize breakouts!
I have used our Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum for nearly 3 years now and it has transformed my skin! It boosts internal hydration, helps to regulate oil flow and improves the overall skin complexion to create a fantastic base for your makeup!
I follow this with the Skin Shield Natural Sunscreen which has an SPF30 to ensure my skin is protected for the day ahead. Again, with very acne-prone skin that is also very sensitive, adding this to my routine was a game-changer.
If I’m wearing makeup that day, I will usually do a light, everyday look with the Loose Mineral Foundation or Mineral BB Cream if I’m wanting some extra coverage or extra SPF! To finish my makeup I spray my face with the Skin Snack Misting Spray which helps me feel refreshed and ready to go! I also carry this around in my handbag for a nice little spruce up throughout my busy day.
To end the day, I use my skincare routine to help me wind down before bed. After a long day of running around like a headless chook, the time before bed can become quite precious. And giving yourself, even just 10 mins, to practice some self-care, can help calm your mind (and your skin!) So here’s what I like to do once I’ve put my daughter to bed and made myself a cup of sleep tea!
Using my Uncomplicated Cleanser again, I first do a cleanse to remove any makeup from the day and then cleanse again to thoroughly clean the skin. Patting dry with the other side of my new face towel from this morning!
I always apply my Probiotic Skin Mylck plus Anti-Redness to ensure my skin is replenished. Then depending on how my skin is feeling, sometimes I’ll also go in with the 24k Gold Nourishing Oil as it helps on those days that you feel a bit of dryness to the skin. Plus it makes you feel super luxurious!