Since moving to our new base last summer I have made a concerted effort to put extra effort in how I dress and get ready before leaving the house. I wanted to look more polished and put together and less frazzled mom of three young kids. Initially, the effort was all about making the best first impression I could as we met new people day after day. I soon realized, my routine was more about feeling my best for me. I like walking out of the house feeling confident and it puts a little extra pep in my step. And there's simply no better way to tackle a day than to rock it by being the best version of myself.
My Summer Beauty Routine
My daily beauty routine isn't too complicated, to be honest, but it is certainly more than it was before. My routine changes as the seasons shift and with lovely weather here lately, I'm in pure summer mode. First step of the day before a big night out or a big day is a nice, shower. I always wash my face first thing in the morning because it helps me to feel refreshed no matter how reluctant I am to get out of my comfortable bed in the morning. I love a soap with a little exfoliating action, like the St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub, to remove dead skin. Next I wash my hair and apply a moisturizing conditioner and I don't rinse it until I'm ready to get out of the shower. I honestly can't remember the last time I used a traditional bar soap. I am so addicted to body wash on a loofah - the gentle scrub of the loofah feels so much more cleaning to me. St. Ive's is formatted to bring skin to life. It's made with 100% natural ingredients, paragon free, hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested.
Of course, during the summer a good shave is a key part of the routine. For years I "borrowed" my husband's razor or grabbed a random cheap one, but once you use a really good razor, like the limited edition Hydro Silk Trimstyle Razor, designed for women, you'll never go back. My dry skin loves the moisturizing treatment from Skintimate Shave Gel and the moisture strips on my razor. I love that it's quick and easy (no going over the same area several times) and that I don't need to be overly cautious about knicks and cuts.
Once out of the shower, I apply my favorite sunless tanner - which goes on smooth, moisturized legs much easier! For day, the makeup routine is simple: light foundation, mascara and natural lip color. For evening I get a little more elaborate with hair and makeup, using the flat iron to style my hair and more eye makeup to add drama.
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The Best Diaper Pails and Accessories
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Breast Cancer Awareness Tips to Empower Yourself
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My beauty routine, whether simple for a day of errands and play with the kids or more detailed for a date night with my husband, helps me to feel confident and enjoy every moment that much more. Feeling fresh, beautiful and confident makes it easier to take on every day and feel present in the moment to truly enjoy it.
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What's part of your beauty routine helps you feel your best?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schick® & St. Ives® . The opinions and text are all mine.