I've never had particularly good skin, but since having Ada my once spotty, blemish prone and uneven skin-toned face has been replaced with one that looks ten years older, with a baggy, wrinkled forehead, large pores and a general dullness. Although the occasional spot is still there too, so there's really no positives to take from this situation. It's hard to really find the time to treat my skin the way it should be with a little baby in tow, so I've lined up a few of my favourite time saving and mama appropriate skincare items.
By the end of the day, I just want my make-up off me and I want it off now. If I'm really lazy I'll just grab the nearest packet of baby wipes to me, but that's only in extreme situations. The Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm is my go-to evening cleanser for something that removes every single scrap of make-up in seconds. I leave my Caudalie Moisturising Toner in the bathroom so whilst I'm brushing my teeth I can swipe a cotton pad covered in this over my face, and by the time I'm done it's all sunk in and I'm ready to jump into bed.
A few years ago I'd have a few products by the bed and I'd spend a good twenty minutes layering them up to work some magic on my face whilst I was sleeping; now I'm so exhausted when I'm going to sleep that I've just got enough energy for one. The Trilogy Rosapene Night Cream is one of the very few skincare items that I've always repurchased. It's a lovely thick cream, packed full of anti-oxidants with goji and manuka honey, so there's no need to layer up a bunch of serums and oils, this will do the whole job for you.
When it's finally time to drag myself out of bed, I can usually bet that my face is looking pretty exhausted. If Ada has been co-operating with me, I've usually got the time to pop on a quick layer of my Origins Ginzing Refreshing Face Mask which helps to perk up my complexion, making everything a little brighter and less tired looking. If you follow me on snapchat (username:heymamablog, go find me!) you'll have seen me ranting about the name of this recently thanks to a little song from the 1930s.. But anyway, misogynistic lyrics aside, I kinda love this from REN. I don't know where it's all come from but the skin around my eyes, nose and between my eyebrows has gone hella baggy with large pores. Just a little dab of this tightens it all up nicely and makes me look a little closer to my age, rather than a decade or two older!
Have you tried any of these products? Can you recommend any time saving skincare?