I've been meaning to write another makeup post since I've added + removed quite a few products to my daily routine. But I will save that for another day and just share my sweet + simple skincare routine. I have sensitive/normal/dry skin. Not sure this is an accurate description but I'm definitely on the normal/dry spectrum and there is a 50/50 chance a new product will make me break out in a rash so I'm throwing "sensitive" skin in the description. My mother takes really good care of her skin and she taught me to cleanse and moisturize my face from an early age. I have to admit I took better care of my skin in high school, college and graduate school, using department store brand products and putting on weekly facial masks. But over the years I started spending less time and money on my skincare routine which isn't a bad thing since I did find some of great affordable products after I had the boys. My mother turned me on to Cetaphil cleansers which are not irritating to my skin and keeps it feeling soft and moisturized. I use Cetaphil daily facial cleanser with water in the morning and evening. In the morning I follow the cleanser with a pat of Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Balm and Oil of Olay Complete SPF 30 moisturizer for sensitive skin. At night I use a cream instead of the moisturizer. My mother likes to gift me with facial creams so often I am using whatever is in my stash. But my favorite creme is La Mer creme. This creme is an investment but I have to say it really is the best creme I have ever used and a little goes a long way. So that's my short + sweet routine. What's your routine? Any favorite products you would like to share? Oh and did I tell you I had my first facial this year? It was great and now I plan to go back every five weeks for a little extra skin TLC.
Speaking of skincare, I recently contributed to a Real Beauty feature, "33 Best Mommy Blogger Beauty Tips." I'm pretty sure I'm not qualified to be giving beauty advice, but apparently that did not stop me. It was fun to see what the other mommy bloggers shared. I found some great new products and new-to-me bloggers! [Leigh Pennebaker of Marvelous Kiddo, Joanna Goddard of A Cup of Jo, Danyelle Matthews of Dandee Designs, Melissa Russo of The Lil Bee, Joni Lay of Lay Baby Lay, Zakary Watson of Raising Colorado and Jules Kendall of Pancakes and French Fries.]