Keeping up with your skin and beauty routine while you are a mommy-on-the-go is no easy task, especially when you have one or multiple little monsters running around you 24/7, requesting instant snacks or asking to play with your make-up. And whether you are a working or a stay-at-home mom, ‘alone’ time is so precious, that you want to use it well and well…fast. I am a no-makeup kind of mom, and have really found this new ‘regimen’ to be so freeing and helpful to my skin and my time as well. Finding your perfect skincare routine that you can put to use every day is a fun task, especially if you love experimenting. I’ve come to love French pharmaceutical beauty products and started to use them religiously both for my skin and hair.
And with the colder season now slowly but surely creeping in upon us, hydration is key. So here are the top products I love and use on a daily basis.
AVÈNE Thermal Spring Water
I couldn’t go without this spring water over the summer, but in the cold season as well! I use it right after cleaning my face in the morning and evening, and I feel wrapped in softness. It’s so good for redness, irritation, sunburn or just to refresh and rejoice after working out, shaving or being in the sun. So calming, and soothing.
Hint: spray a fine mist over your face after taking your makeup off, wait 20 seconds and pat dry it with a cotton pad to calm irritated or itchy skin, all over the face, neck and body and you will feel alive again. So good for airplanes as well!
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse
I absolutely love this Nuxe multi-purpose oil that works so well for dry skin (like mine). It nourishes, repairs and leaves a satin finish to my skin, and I love that it leaves my skin so soft and nurtured, without being greasy at all. I use it for my face, body and hair – and the smell is to die for! I usually apply it in the morning or at night after taking a shower, when my skin is so clean and ready to absorb any goodies! It’s also my secret weapon during summer: I never use perfume in the hot season, but spray this oil all over my body (especially the neck, shoulders, decoltee) for that French, subtle scent that drives my man crazy. Hint.
Nuxe Lip Balm Rêve de Miel
The key to plump, hydrated, savoury lips: this “honey dream” lip balm by Nuxe is the most hydrating and nourishing antidote for the cold season. I use it multiple times a day and carry it in my purse wherever I go. Literally.Thanks to its unique texture and subtle taste of refreshing grapefruit, with honey and Vitamin E, this best-selling lip balm really is a beauty must have.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir
You’ve probably heard of so many artists, models or make-up artists swearing by this beauty elixir and using it for pretty much anything – radiance boost, make-up setting or just a refresh after getting off a plane. So refreshing and radiant, this is what you want to be carrying around when dropping your kids off to school, before meeting your girlfriends for a coffee. Simple, easy and glowing!
Clarins Velvet Moisturising Body Lotion
This moisturising Clarins body milk has a light and melting texture that just glides on the skin and brings comfort, suppleness and softness. I love its subtle velvety perfume that stays on your skin until the next morning and leaves your whole body so soft and smooth. Use it right after your morning and evening shower – trust me, it dries off instantly and you can put your clothes on after 30 seconds. Perfect for hectic mornings, right?
La Roche-Posay Tinted Sunscreen