Finally Getting Somewhere
On a lighter note, I've been checking out some of the 'new' fashions for Spring. I was actually surprised to see some lightweight, corduroy gauchos at some of the online stores. I always thought of corduroy as a Fall/Winter sort of thing. Maybe I'll post up some specific products in the next couple of days. Today is Friday the 13th, and I'm having a bad day. I would say that it is psychological, but I didn't even know what day it was until my mother called a little bit ago, and my day had already turned to crap by then.
Since it is a very short time before Spring again (I know it's hard to believe, but the time is flying!), you should try to get ready. I know it's hard to keep a beauty regimen with little ones, so I have learned to break my routine into pieces.
- Morning - Wash face and neck with appropriate cleanser. Apply a good day moisturizer. Fight with the baby to eat his breakfast.
- Midday - While he naps, I take about 10 minutes to do a foot scrub and lotion. Clip nails if necessary. Not an everyday thing, but at least 3 times a week. If you can't manage midday, try to do this step in the evening after the kids' bedtime, or worst case scenario, once a week, on the weekend when you can get someone to take the kids over.
- Evening - Wash face and neck thoroughly - especially if you wore make up during the day. Use at least a good evening moisturizer. Sometimes I manage this while Karl and Dad are playing before bed, sometimes not until after Karl falls asleep.
- After every shower - moisturize! Use a good, light moisturizer. Best to do this within 3 minutes of getting out of the shower, while pores are wide open. I get Karl into the act too if I can't have peace during my shower. He has a Burt's Bees moisturizer that works very well on his super sensitive, dry skin, so I've taught him how to slather it on like mommy does. It isn't oily, and doesn't stain, so any clean up is a snap.