Wait! A skincare routine? With a baby? Yes, you’ve read that right. Make that plural —kids! While some of you may be shrugging already, I assure you it is definitely doable and comfortable enough to fit in with your hectic schedule. Sure, before having my little ones, I had the leisure of time to do whatever I please. Now, I am on a very limited time. I’d be lucky enough to even be able to squeeze an extra cup of coffee. Also, if that is the case, I can still care for my skin … because my day to day beauty regimen isn’t complicated at all.
Finally! Right? A much-needed “Realistic Postpartum Skincare” that any moms can maintain and see-through. You can be a seasoned mom, a first-timer, millennial, or somewhere along those lines, and still wing this approach like a PRO. There goes that sounding “HOW” and a 1001 “BUT’s”. The answer is simple …
DO IT WITH YOUR LITTLE ONES.
Not that simple? Well yeah! Nothing ever comes easy at first. Not even changing a diaper. But after doing it at least once, you’d be like “I should have been doing this in the first place!”. All babies have routines. If you simply adjust how you handle each bath time, or even when you have to tidy up around, you got this right away. If you have older ones, include them in the process, and in turn they’re also having fun!
Here’s what works for us … and maybe an approach that you can try or tweak to fit your needs.
- 1. Whenever I get the boys changed and ready for the day I always squeeze a quick face wash. I love and use CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser, it is very gentle and has a rich, silky lather. While it does feel a bit milky and too creamy, don’t let that texture fool you to thinking it might make you oily afterwards. It delivers squeaky clean skin without stripping!
2. After cleaning my face, I proceed with the rest of my morning tasks and prepare the boys for breakfast. When I am tidying them up or when I am about to wash the dishes, I squeeze a quick “ME-time” and apply a toner and CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion. It’s my preferred moisturizer these days for its oil-free, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic formulation and can be used on both face and body. The biggest plus is that it is accepted by the National Eczema Association.
Throughout the day, if and when I have the chance is when I squeeze in other facial treatments or hair care. So if you’re wondering why am I scaring my kids with a face mask or a mud mask, it’s my quick DIY spa treatment time at home. I try my very best to do it when they’re napping since I don’t need to do treatments daily. But when I can’t help it, it is what it is.
One thing we have established in our household is a daily bath routine.
- 1. I start everything off with CeraVe Baby Wash & Shampoo -gentle for daily use and suitable even for those with sensitive skin. I love that it is allergy tested, tear free, fragrance-free, and free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates & dyes.
2. Then followed by CeraVe Baby Moisturizing Lotion -to protect and maintain baby’s delicate skin. On top of protecting the skin from drying, it also relieves chafed, chapped or cracked skin with essential ceramides and vitamins.
3. I wrap up their routine with CeraVe Baby Healing Ointment -it helps treat and prevent diaper rash. It is a skin protectant that helps seal out wetness with ceramides and the best part is that it is lanolin free!
I love giving my boys their bath at night. It’s the perfect approach to help them relax and wind down. It gives them that one-on-one me time with mommy so we get to bond, and at the same time get to have some water sensory play. Yep, multitasking done at its finest.
Here’s the take away. Both of our kids happen to have sensitive skin. They tend to break out with certain products. Even if it’s a well known diapers or baby brand, they still have breakouts or rashes. So I have to be very careful with my choices. Oh, and if that’s not enough … Josiah King also has Tinea Versicolor and Hezekiah Champ has Eczema. Major face palm moment. This is what makes CeraVe a favorite for us especially since it has the National Eczema Association seal.
Have you tried them yet?