Skin Care!

As I’m sitting here watching the Season 3 finale episode of Downton Abbey on Amazon, I have an anti stress mask on my face; feeling it getting tighter every second on my skin. I thought to myself that I would update you all on my skin care routine, or as I like to call it, half of my Self Care routine, which I’ll make another post for that later. (I started writing this post about a week ago, haha!)

So, let’s get this ball rolling!

Morning/Day Routine

I always wash my face in the shower. I feel it’s more convenient, and makes my skin care go by quicker.

I use two washes, both St. Ives; the blackhead scrub and the apricot scrub.

The blackhead scrub smells amazing! It controls the redness in my face after I’ve showered. I’m still wondering why my face is always red after showering. This scrub is mild and doesn’t exfoliate deep.

The apricot scrub is a more heavier scrub. It exfoliates more than the blackhead scrub, and also smells amazing.

After I rinse my face, and hop out of the shower, I put on the Simple moisturizer. I’ve this stuff for forever, so I had to get a new one. I’ll update on the new moisturizer once I use it for a while.

Night Routine

My night routine is pretty simple. All I use is the Clean & Clear night time face wash with the same moisturizer.

Taking off the makeup

When I take off my makeup, I’ll use makeup remover wipes. Sometimes I’ll use the simple micellar water, but I got new one of that, too; I’ll update when I use that one for a while, as well.

Updated Shower Routine with Hair Care!!!

Showers are a wonderful thing. They get you clean. They can help wake you up or make you sleepy.

If you’ve been reading my posts for a while now, or just know me in general, you’ll know that I absolutely love routine posts (videos on YouTube). I love it, and I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because of the products they use, and it’s gives me a little inspiration to try something new out.

SO. Today’s post is all my shower routine. Let’s go ahead and jump in! Get it? Jump in? Like, jumping in the shower? No? Okay.

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored by the products named in this post. I just simply enjoy using the products, and think they do a good job at getting my hair and body clean. Pic used from pixabay.

 

The first that I do after hopping in and singing about half of a song is wet my hair… well, the rest of it. The shampoo that I’m using at the moment is the Garnier Fructis Damagae Eraser. I feel it gets the job done, as I’m using more heat on my hair here lately.

After I rinse the shampoo out of my hair, I immediately condition my hair with the same product as above, only in conditioner form. I let that sit while I shave my legs, or just wash my body.

If I have time to shave my legs and under arms, I use the Aveeno Positively Smooth Shave Gel. I like the Aveeno products. In the past, I’ve used the Aveeno Relaxing Body Wash, and loved it. I have the Aveeno Theraputic Shave Gel on standby for when I run out of the Positively Smooth.
The razor I use is the Men’s Schick Quatro Hydro 5 Sensitive Skin along with the refills.

I’ll rinse the shave gel off my legs and under arms, go right in to washing my body. I’m still using the B&BW A Thousand Wishes Shower Gel body wash…. stuff. I also still have the lotion, body cream, and body spray, but the body cream got lost in our move.

After rinsing my body off, I’ll get the conditioner out of my hair, and rewet my face for preperation for face wash. The one I’m using is the St. Ives Even & Bright. It’s not too harsh on the skin like the Apricot one is, but I might go back to that one. Ever since I had my daughter, my face has been so dry, and I can’t get moisture back in it to save anything. So, if you have any recommendations, please sound off in the comments below!

Once I rinse my face off, and my rinse my hair out one last time to make sure I got everything out, I turn the water off, gently ring my hair out of any extra water, attempt to get the excess water off my body so I’m getting our bathmat soaked, grab my towel and start drying off.

Once I’m dried off and dressed, I’ll wrap my hair in my towel, and get to moisturizing my body! I don’t do this every single time I take a shower, but it’s something I’m starting back up. After putting lotion on my legs, and arms, I’ll grab a couple q-tips and clean my ears, as one does. If I’m not in the biggest hurry, I’ll put the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Moiturizer on my face, and I mean a lot of it. Like I stated two paragraphs above, my skin is so dry since having my daughter.

I’ll put on my Dove deodorant, take my hair out of the towel, and thus beings my hair care routine. Not much goes into it. All I really do now is get the extra water out of my hair and roots to the best I can spray it with Johnson & Johnson Detangler Spray (smells like my childhood), let it sit for a minute while I plug up my hair dryer, then brush my hair very gently because I’m tender headed. (Thanks, Mama!!! JK)
The hair dryer I’m using is amazing! It has three heat settings, and two fan settings. It’s theĀ Remington AC9096 Silk Ceramic Ionic AC Professional Hair Dryer, Red. I love it. I dry my hair to where I want it, and go about my day!

 

That’s my shower/hair care routine! šŸ™‚

Hope y’all enjoyed reading, and come back next time! <3

Updated Night Routine… WITH A BABY!

Hi, readers. Let me just start this post by, again, saying I’m sorry for not posting for over a month! Things just got a little crazy here at home, and, let’s just be honest, I wanted to write this post, but ended up getting lazy. Also, HAPPY MARCH!Ā My daughter now has weekly weigh-ins with her pediatrician, so that takes up a little up of our days. She’s now not wanting to take her long naps for me to do write. I thinkĀ it’s because of the time change that’s got her routine messed up a little bit.

Well, y’all came here to read my updated night routine with a baby, so keep reading!

I actually have this written down beside me, but I haven’t stuck to it since I tried starting it.

So, really, around 8:00 or 8:30, my daughter will be sleeping. Basically taking a long nap. She’ll have a bottle prior to this at around 6:30 or 7:00. Just depends.

My husband will then come in the door around 9:15, and he’ll do what he does when he comes home. Changes out of his clothes he wore to work. I’ll go lay in bed around 10:00, if he takes a shower.

I’ll watch an episode, or half an episode, of either Friday Night Lights or Gilmore Girls. I’m on a Gilmore Girls kick right now. I watched maybe half of the first season on Netflix yesterday. I think I started on episode 5 or 6, and I’m now on episode 13.

After almost falling asleep during an episode of either show, I’ll turn on a movie and go sleep.

My husband will stay up with our daughter and feed her every 3 hours until about 3 or 4 in the morning. He doesn’t go to bed right when he gets home. He stays up for our daughters feedings, and then he’ll come to bed. I’ll wake up at around 8 in the morning, and do the whole day over again.

Anyways. This post is really short. My bedtime routine is very simple. Go brush the teeth, lay in bed and watch an episode of a show and fall asleep, turn on a movie, and officially go to bed.

Thanks for reading! Hope y’all have a blessed day!