Has anyone else started re-thinking their personal routines after they started to simplify everything else?
I use a facial cleanser every morning in the shower then when I get out I put on moisturizer -- some days that's all I do.
Other days I'll also put on an additional SPF moisturizer (living in TX it's a good idea) and let that soak in while the kids are getting dressed or we're eating breakfast.
Then (somedays) I'll continue with my "make-up" --if I'm feeling fancy - or if I'm feeling icky sometimes it makes me look more awake and alive... I like to do this right before I leave the house (usually while encouraging DS to go potty before an excusion).... I start with what I think is the most important product and that way I can stop at any time.... First I do eyeliner ( I love it!).. sometimes I add eye shadow (a light color) then a bit of blush followed by lip gloss or natural looking lipstick....occassionally at this point I'll notice a blemish and cover it quickly with foundation.
My night time routinue isn't very existant but I love to give my self a facial while the kids take their BATH!!! A little cleanser, followed by a mask (let it dry) while kids play and I brush and floss my teeth really well...rinse face, moisturize, if the kids are still happy I'll put lotion on my legs...
That's it for me!
I do occasionally wear just a bit of makeup, but only on special occasions. Just brush and pull back my hair for me!
Tonya - Simple Living Mom of 5
I wear makeup on my first day at a new job, at job interveiw, on Christmas day, and at weddings and funerals. Not all that often.
Otherwise - facial wash in the shower, moisturizer afterwards. Wash and blowdry my hair 2-3 times a week. Growing the hair out in hopes of being able to skip the blowdry, or at least do a quick blow rather than the long straightening blowdrying I do now.
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i might feel differently about it if i had thin straight light hair, but i have thick incredibly heavy hair that does its own thing, & won't stay in braids or anything. what a misery it's been. i have beautiful pictures of it long & glistening to remember it by, but no more weight on my head. whew!
(makeup- everyday, moisturizer. the steam room does a great job now on my pores & complexion. special occasions, light mascara & cream shadow, blush, undereye concealer. tinted gloss. clear polish on nails.)
I almost never shampoo my curly hair anymore. I use a simple conditioner daily. I used to blow dry and straighten it with products and serums; now I absolutely refuse to blow dry or straighten. It was as though I said to myself, "enough". enough smashing the life out of my hair with this horrendous appliance; enough blasting my head with heat, all of it! I feel like I'm rebelling against all of it now.
I let it dry on its own and do what it wants, and I'm loving it.
I wash my face daily when i think it needs it and moisturise morning and night. I've been using a jojoba butter around my eyes instead of my former eye cream. Will see if I continue to like this.
I use coconut oil on my body after baths (am really liking this).
Makeup...powder and lip balm only. If I want to do a bit more, I like eyeliner and eyeshadow. I try never to wear foundation, but sometimes my face forces me to. Watching the "makeup collection" diminish is wonderful and freeing.
One thing I am really enjoying is the relief of not having all the bottles and containers and endless toiletries. They just clutter up my space and my mind. Having only a few multi-purpose items in the bathroom gives me great joy!
eye makeup remover
eyeshadow (2 different kinds, one cream, one powder)
nail polish remover
getting hair colored professionally every 3 months (atleast $120 a pop)
aloe vera for legs
shorter, natural color hair
anti-perspirant (working on that, not having a lot of luck)
2x a week I'll wear foundation/mascara/blush/lip color
I'm sick of trying to tame it with chemicals, at least now I can just braid it or put it in a ponytail.
My MIL is an Avon lady so she constantly gives me stuff... I have an entire box full of makeup and lotions and creams I'll probably never use.
I do use a coco butter moisturizer on my skin and hair (I have REALLY dry skin and hair) and I'll throw on a little lipstick if I feel like it.
And I am a headband addict. Love my headbands.
As for my daily routine, I shower every morning, usually shampoo and condition each day but I'm trying to shampoo every other day and just wetting and conditioning in between shampoos. We'll see how that goes. I use Burt's Bee's Complexion Bar on my face. A bar of tea tree oil soap for my body. I shave everyday with a reusable razor. I use Burt's Bee's moisturizing creme on my face in the morning, and a serum (got the recipe on another MDC thread) with olive oil, tea tree oil, and apple cider vinegar at night. As for makeup, I use eyeliner and blush/bronzer everyday, as well as lip balm. If I feel like I need it I'll use concealor under my eyes and a pressed powder all over.
My routine sounds like a lot but it really isn't. I do my hair and wear makeup most days because it makes me feel better about myself, and to me it is worth the half hour or so it takes me each morning.
Wash face with homemade soap and use Aubrey's Organics moisturizer
If I wear make-up that day, I use a Burt's Bees concealer under my eyes, BB powder, and BB eyeliner over my brows, and some natural/non-toxic/plant-based mascara.
Wash face with homemade soap, swipe with witch hazel, and olive oil for moisturizer
After I shower, I rub some olive or jojoba oil into my hair, especially the ends
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evening primrose oil and vitamins w/ a BIG glass of water
Trader Joe's shampoo/conditioner
Burt's bees avocado preshampoo/conditioner (works as a styling aid too)
Dr. B's soap (purchased at trader joes)
Kiss my face scrub 2X a week
Burt's Bees moisturizer 2x a day
trader joe's grapefruit/sugar scrb (this stuff is NICE and cheap $5.99 for a big jar)
trader joe's deodorant
trader joe's mint/baking soda toothpaste
Trader Joe's lavendar oil moisturizer (see a pattern here)
kiss my face lavendar moisturizer (nice stuff)
lots and lots of sunblock-as we live in the southwest and I am very fair
a little witch hazel midday to cool off the mass of freckles that result from said sunshine
a little tinted lip balm
a little shimmer on the eyes
a touch of mascara
and some auric blend perfume oil when I feel like it...
wow-I think i'm girlier than I thought....not a very simple routine at all-oh well-i guess i'm just kinda decadent(comes from being a leo) and like judesmama, it makes me feel good too
I get my hair cut at a local place for $10bux and I have some henna in my medicine cabinet I've been meaning to use but lately I've just let the sun bleach my hair out. I sometimes try to shape my brows-as they get bushy sometimes but it's not my biggest concern lately
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Morning: Brush hair, put in ponytail
Brush teeth if possible (I have a 4 month old, and no one to hold her in the bathroom. )
Night: Shower every other night, shave pits (sometimes legs too), shampoo and conditioner
Braid hair (my hair is almost to the bottom of my butt, so I keep it braided at night to keep it from going all over the place)
It can't get much simpler! I was actually thinking about beginning to do MORE with my routine!
I moisturize as needed, and I use a crystal and baking soda for deo.
I cut my own hair twice a year.