Deb from Home Life Simplified talks about beauty rituals, because, looking after yourself is important. Feeling good is important.
I am trying, but don't necessarily feel like I'm succeeding. Or more that I'm hiding in my efforts more so than shining.
What am I talking about?
I was never much of a make up person. And whilst I'm hardly extravagant now, it's probably been a good year or so now that I've been wearing foundation, mascara and lippy on a daily basis. I don't really go bare naked any more. Not because I'm stylish, far from it. But because my skin is in a disappointing state, more the point.
I try to hide behind the makeup, but it's no secret what is underneath.
I need to look after myself.
So I will:
# Clean out my bathroom cupboards and do a tidy up, making products more accessible
# Leading on from that I will use my new BB Dark Spot Cream to help improve my marks from old blemishes.
# Remove the make up at the end of each day
# Eat healthy foods
# Cut down on my alcohol intake
I have been looking in the mirror lately, or more so at photos and feeling old. Ok Ok, I know I'm not old....... but you know, I stare at that picture of me and wonder when did I become her. Not only the image but all that entails behind that face.
I make choices that do not make me beautiful, inside or out, and this needs to change. Looking after myself not only means I'm looking after myself. My positive reflections rub off on my kids and that is important to me too.
So I will over the next month follow the above plan. Working on the inside and out, becoming a better person. But realistically this is a life plan. Things like washing your face at the end of the day is hardly rocket science!
Any tips for success for a mum who burns the candle at both ends?
How do we look after ourselves as well as all that look to us for care?