February 29th, 2020
Beauty Hacks for Busy Mamas
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As a mom of two and a business owner, time fills up quickly and my own self-care has almost always been the first thing to take a back seat….well, more like gets put in the trunk and forgotten for weeks – ha! This is why over the last few years I have found small quick and easy ways to multitask even the simplest tasks to super charge them into small self-care moments for myself. For example, listening to an audio book or my favourite podcast as I sit and get my nails done, or ordering from an app to avoid long line ups especially with the kids in tow.
But my favourite hack so far has been around my showers. I’ve started using the Pantene Nutrient Blends Rose Water collection. The floral fragrance smells like a dream and I’ve been loving the calming creaminess of the nutrient infused formula (it also has no sulfates, parabens, dyes or mineral oils!…but more on that later)
Let’s dive in…
Self-care starts about 10-15 min before you even plan to get into the shower, let’s call this:
Phase One → Face Mask, Hair Mask & Shower Speaker
I’d pick your favourite mask & put it on. I’m so messy washing off anything in the sink, so I found I’d use my masks a lot less because of that. Once I clicked in I could just do this before the shower it changed the game. Now, I always put on a face mask before I get into the shower knowing I can just wash it over in a second once I’m in there (Adding another self-care check box off on my list!). I’ll usually fold some laundry or detangle my hair once I do this. Every other shower I’ll also put in a hair mask and let that soak in before jumping in.
And the final step in phase one is set up your shower speaker! Depending on my mood I’ll listen to a calm spa like music, or my hype playlist…sometimes if I was in the middle of a good podcast I’ll play that to finish it (though I usually like to just listen to music here!).
Phase Two → Get in the shower, Shampoo, Conditioner
Once you’re in the shower I’m all about making that feel like a spa moment so pick a shampoo & conditioner that not only works but that smells amazing too (I’m so picky with smells!). The new Pantene Nutrient Blends Rose Water line all smells amazing and love that they have clean ingredients and are sulfate free and paraben free as well! I’ve been using the Pantene Miracle Moisture Boost Shampoo & Conditioner with Rose Water and it’s done wonders for my hair!
First, let’s talk smell – I love a good Rose Water moment but sometimes I find the rose smell too strong, I was relieved that this Rose water smell is the perfect hint, strong enough to make you feel like you’re in a flower field but not overbearing like your stuck in a flower freezer with 1000 roses…okay you guys get it I’m picky with smells. The Rose Water was extracted from the petals and buds of roses making it super rich in nutrients (hence the name!). I also love that Pantene took the time to really formulate a good sulfate free shampoo/conditioner that still gives you a good amount of lather! In addition to being sulfate free these formulas are also free of parabens, dyes & mineral oils. I’ve been using Pantene for years (since high school) so seeing them go this new direction has been wonderful!
Phase Three → Face Wash, Moisturize
Even though the main shower is done, we can still pack more beauty routines in! So next, I keep a face wash and exfoliator in the shower as well making one less step when I get out of the shower!
Another favourite beauty hack (that I’ve been doing way before becoming a mom) is to moisturize your body with coconut oil as the last step before you get out of the shower! In case you haven’t noticed, I’m all about streamlining this beauty routine and I always get lazy to put on moisturizer once I get out of the bath. So let’s add it IN the bath. It leaves your skin feeling sooo soft (you just dab your towel softly on your skin when you get out to not rub it off) and you are done!
All that packed in one shower!
Now you’re out and back to relaxing for the night with netflix or a good book!
Lots of love