Skinimalism – what the hell is it exactly? How can it help with your overwhelm? What are the skinimalism best buys for busy mama’s?
Do you remember those pre parenting days of getting ready in the morning? You could linger over coffee and the news, maybe head back to bed with a new magazine before a quiet interruption free breakfast. This was followed by a hot shower and thirty minutes or so of fixing your hair and make up while listening to music and musing over which outfit to choose….. aaahhh.
Now it’s more like a semi cold cup of coffee whilst juggling lunchboxes and reading records, feeding fussy babies and wondering how you will even get to the bathroom – let alone spend any real amount of time in there.
Make up and skincare just seem like another thing to worry about and add to your over flowing to do list, and pricey – you cant seem to justify the extra expense of that £50 serum during a pandemic and inflating gas prices…. So some budget moisturiser and lip-balm will have to do until the school run is finished.
Then you remembered you haven’t eaten, and there’s that work email in your inbox that needs dealing with – like, right now. Your baby won’t take a proper feed though (is it teething? Why is she hot?), you need to empty the dishwasher – and answer that text from your mother in law. There’s a crayon explosion on the kitchen floor and you need to sort through the laundry as you can’t find any socks.
Somehow it spirals and you find yourself looking in the mirror at 2pm – you never even got ready for the day. Your eyes are tired from another restless night, you can’t find the hairbrush and you wonder if you’ll ever where red lipstick again.
Breathe mama, it doesn’t have to be this way
Bring in “Skinimalism” – the new buzzword in beauty that overwhelmed Mum’s have been waiting for….
Skinimal -whatnow? Skinimalilsim -is the beauty trend of this year. The idea of less is more, and it’s just what mother’s need right now. Read on for the top 7 Skinimalism best buys….
As with many things in motherhood, lightening the load and simplifying your life is key to reducing stress and overwhelm. Skinamilism is a process of stripping things back to the essentials, getting the most out of what you use and multitasking to the max.
You can feel put together in the morning, it does not have to take 45 minutes like it did on that you tube tutorial you watched. It can be quick – easy even. You can feel glowing in your skin, fresh – even on little sleep.
You just need to strip things back to the basics and make your skincare work for you, not the other way round. If your bathroom is over loaded with choices its just going to add to your overwhelm. That’s two things mum’s need less of Choices and Overwhelm. We are already overwhelmed, stretched far too thin, and we are already making 5,468 choices a day as it is.
Let’s strip things back.
Here’s my top list of go too skinimalisim best buys for busy mamas, to help simplify your routine – giving you more time for the other things in your life…..
1. It Cosmetics CC Cream – (your skin but better)
Wow. This stuff packs a powerful punch, absolute top of the skinimalism best buys list is my most favourite foundation style product I’ve ever used – and I’ve tried them aaalllll. I call this 10 hours sleep in a tube, as that’s exactly what it does, conceals, brightens, protects, moisturises. It even has SPF 50. Masterminded by founder Jamie Kern Lima and a team of plastic surgeons and dermatologists to make this does everything skin perfecter, and I won’t be without it.
Jamie and her brands story are incredibly powerful, I urge you to google her or check out her Instagram and discover her inspirational business story. If you were in a super rush you could even skip moisturiser and concealer and just use this, overwhelmed mothers – this is your new go too foundation / skin beautifier. It also has sun protection – so that’s another thing you don’t need to worry about. Boom.
A must for the skinimalism best buys list is this pure south American rosehip oil. An amazing multitasker for busy mum’s. I’ve used this for years and not only is it reasonably priced, it gives huge results. This miracle oil can be used as an anti ageing night face oil, and it’s amazingly nourishing for scar tissue. If you have lingering acne scars or a c section scar – this oil can be massaged on daily (once healed) to reduce the appearance of scars. This can also be an incredibly oil for stretch marks, I had a lot of angry red stretch marks after gaining almost 4 stone in my twin pregnancy. This beautiful formula helped get rid of them completely. It contains the same raw extracts and herbs that communities in South America have been harvesting for centuries.
This. This Lip balm is like butter for your mouth. Glossy but not sticky and smelling of sweet roses, this is really the only thing you need for your lips. It’s almost a lip balm and gloss rolled into one, but without being sticky and gloriously scented. Containing shea butter, antioxidant vitamin E and ceramides to help strenghten and protect and Hyaluronic acid microspheres to moisturise. It’s a multitasking treat for your lips.
I’ve used this affordable chocolate smelling body lotion brand for years – decades even. In my opinion it’s the best budget lotion on the market. This firming formula is perfect for busy mamas, as it helps to nourish and firm all at once. It’s Paraben and Phthalate Free formula is enriched with pure Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E, Collagen, Elastin and Shea Butter. This non greasy lotion helps to tighten and tone skin after pregnancy, it contains Co Enzyme Q10 – an antioxidant which helps to tone and smooth skin. Instead of buying expensive tummy toning creams, lotions and anti cellulite formulas – just buy this. It does everything for a fraction of the price, did I mention it smells of chocolate?
This relaxing formula is always in my bathroom. This beautiful Eco and vegan brand make affordable and high quality products, this lavender and geranium scented shower gel is a firm favoutite in our house. Gentle on the skin, I use it on my children too. It not only works as a body wash but also a shampoo and bubble bath, saving you valuable space in the bathroom. It’s scent is deeply relaxing – perfect for pre bedtime bath bubbles or a moment of calm in your morning shower.
This pretty peach toned balm is a fabulous multi tasking hand bag essential. This tinted vegan and cruelty free balm is packed full of pawpaw (papaya) fruit, aloe vera and olive oil. Nourishing on the driest lips it also has a pretty peach hue and can also be used on cheeks and eyelids. When you’re rushing out of the door to get to the school pick up on time – this multi tasking hero is great to have on hand for a quick freshen up when your skin is starting to feel tired. A skinimalism best buy must.
This best selling and award winning bronzer has basically reached cult status in the beauty world. A pricier item but lasts for a long long time, gives a natural matte sun kissed glow to the dullest of complexions. Also doubles as an eye shadow and comes with its own brush applicator. For those busy days – some tinted moisturser, lip balm and a gentle placement of this wonder powder is really all you need for an extra boost.
So many other products could of made this list of skinimalism best buys – this is stripped down to the must haves. The whole idea is to lessen the overwhelm in your morning rush and find multitasking quality products that work for you. What busy mums need less of is to be bombarded with products and 15 step you tube skincare tutorials, this allows for more time and space in your bathroom and routine. Enjoy, would love to know your favourite skinimalism best buys – tell me in the comments!
Thanks for stopping by at my corner of the internet, I’m Maz – you can read about me here – it’s my mission to lift the lid on motherhood and make your parenting journey easier. Stick around for recipes, hacks and tips and truths on lessening the overwhelm and simplifying motherhood and twin parenting. If you enjoyed this blog pop me a message or comment – I’d love to hear from you! Ready to ditch the overwhelm? Read this!