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A Morning Beauty Routine That Works: No More Excuses

My daughter has to get on her school bus at 7:45. We all wake up around 7:00. That doesn’t give us much time to manage breakfast for three kids and two dogs. Full disclosure – sometimes I head to the bus stop in my pajamas. NOT GOING TO LIE! But most days, I try to have my act together before facing other humans. This means washing my face, brushing my teeth and throwing on a bra.

Yes, your welcome.

We all don’t have time. I know. I KNOW. Believe me. Especially with a newborn. I get the concept of being without a second to spare. But I have such terrible skin that I can’t relax my skincare routine. It has to happen on a daily basis or else I get catapulted right back to high school Freshman year.

So, here’s the quick and easy. It’s all doable. I promise.

Olay Pro-X Microdermabrasion Plus Advanced Cleansing System

 

First, tie back your hair and wash your face. Give it a good cleaning.  The Olay Pro-X Microdermabrasion Plus Advanced Cleansing System has everything you need in one punch. In the morning, I like to use the slowest speed because I don’t have any makeup on from the night before. I’m just getting rid of excess oil that my skin produced overnight.

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Grab a cotton ball and do a quick swipe around your entire face and neck with toner. Yup – I said toner. Why don’t people use toner anymore? I just don’t understand! I am OBSESSED with Mario Badescu’s line. The Aloe Vera toner reduces redness and irritation while removing pore-clogging residue from the skin.

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Dab a little Vitamin C on your skin. No more than 3-4 drops. Helps with hydration. The brand I have is WAY OVERPRICED. I bought it at a salon and I won’t support it online.

 

Then top it all off with Pond’s Luminous Finish BB+ Cream. This all-in-one not only will give you perfect coverage and a great glow, but it also includes SPF which you should be wearing year round anyway. Talk about a bang for your buck!

Honestly – this process takes me about 5 minutes.  If I don’t have time to put on mascara, I just throw on a pair of sunglasses and I am good to go. As long as my skin looks good, I feel good and that’s where it all starts, right? From the inside – out.

What does your morning routine look like? How does your bus stop run look? Do you get ready to face your day? Or are you a “run out in your pajamas” kind of girl?

* this is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.