It’s stressful times. Us moms are dealing with more stress than normal. We have so much on our plates. We need to take care of the house, the kids, figure out what and how school is taking place this fall, and try to squeeze a little time in there for ourselves. It’s difficult. Trust me, I know. I try to keep a calm house and roll with the constant change that is all around us right now. And since we are heading in to fall and starting a new household routine with school starting I’m putting some me time on the schedule too. It’s so easy for me to forget to take care of myself because I have everyone else that I am looking after. But now, more than ever is when I need to be listening to my body and taking care of it.
One area that has been screaming for some love is my skin. We are really putting our skin through it right now. Between the constant hand sanitizing, disinfecting, and all-day mask-wearing, our skin needs our attention now more than ever. I’ve been using Beyou for my daily skincare routine for the past few weeks and my skin is VERY happy.
One reason I wanted to try Beyou is they are naturally derived, plant-based, cruelty-free products. And you all know I like to support brands that support women and Beyou does that too! Every time someone places an order at Beyou a portion goes to help fund a woman’s education. I love that. Education is very important to me and to support a company that is helping anyone obtain an education is a brand I want to support.
Like most moms, my mornings are crazy. I wake up about an hour before I wake Peyton up so I can get ready. It’s much easier and also more relaxing to ease into my morning by myself without my mini-me asking me for a gazillion things. Plus, it’s the only way I get to be in the bathroom by myself!
The first thing I do is usually take a shower to help wake up. But once I’m out of the shower I do my morning skincare routine. I start with the Beyou Vitamin C face cleanser. Oh my goodness ladies I LOVE this cleanser. Not only does it have a fresh citrus fragrance, it reminds me of an orange, but it feels amazing. The citrus really helps me snap to it in the morning. Plus, I just love citrus skincare products. For me, it lifts my spirits and puts me in a good mood! A few tips, a little goes a long way. I place a little bit on my fingertips and then work into my skin. I like to do this after the shower for a few reasons. First, you need damp skin so doing this right after I get out of the shower means I have damp skin. And that little citrus burst helps me start my day off in a good mood.
Once I’m done with my cleanser I move on to my peptide moisturizer. But their hidden gem is the eye cream. This little fella has caffeine in it! That helps to brighten and energize the skin around your eyes so you look refreshed and ready to take on the day even though you may not have gotten those 8 hours of sleep the night before. It’s my little secret weapon to looking fresh every day.
My skincare routine takes less than 5 minutes in the morning. And in the evenings I add the retinol night serum, this one has been a lifesaver! My skin has not been happy since we’ve had to wear masks all day long. My pores are getting clogged and the acne has been starting to appear. The retinol night serum helps me combat those issues. Plus it also helps me fight those little itty bitty lines and signs of aging that are sneaking up on me.
So, to recap, I am making me time for myself, every morning and evening to take care of my skin. In less than 5 minutes in the morning and 5 minutes in the evening, I can pamper myself with a quality skincare regime.
Another feature I’m loving about Beyou is that I can order online. I don’t have to find time to run to a store, just pop online, point, click, and pay. Quality skincare is delivered to my door. But, if I do find myself out and about or I can’t wait a few days for delivery I can always pop in to my local Macy’s or Anthropologie and pick up what I need. Beyou makes it easy for us moms to get the quality skincare we want without having to stress about how to get it.
Now, I know we are all super busy getting the kids back to school and adjusting our schedules so I’m going to make these easy for you. Order your own morning routine, save 20% with code SHANNAG20, and have it delivered right to your door.