As a work-at-home mom, I wear so many hats everyday. My husband does the cooking for us, thank God but that doesn’t excuse me from all the tasks needed so my kids and I will survive every single day.
My day usually starts at 8am and I have to drag them to the bathroom so they’re already clean before breakfast. School starts at 9am so everything has to be ready before I put on my teacher hat, yes I homeschool them. During this time, though it is not ideal, I try to answer emails and inquiries posted in our fan page. Then around 1130am, my eldest is ready for lunch. Breaktime is until 2pm but I use that 2-hour break to prepare for our next series of activities. After school around 330pm, I sleep to gain energy for my late night work. Busy is an understatement!
So when do I sit and carefully pamper my skin? NADA.
I salute busy moms who are still capable of pampering their skins, really. How do you find the time to do it? Taking a quick bath alone in the morning is impossible for me! After a minute or so my kids will most likely knock on the bathroom door and ask what’s taking me so long. Given this, how do you expect me to lather the best liquid soap, moisturize and put sunblock after? More so, do you think I have the luxury to go to the mall and shop for beauty products? Wishful thinking! This is why I am super thankful for online shopping, I can now shop for skincare products at Zalora, pay and wait for it on my doorstep! All I need now is the time to pamper myself.
So when? I mean, is it possible? I found a good way, so YES!
I do the pampering at dawn, just after my work or during my work if my schedule is not that loaded. I take a bath before my shift and while logging in, I tone, moisturize and put sunblock (yes, our skin needs it! The radiation from the computer skin is enough to damage our skin). I put lotion just before bed time. So what are the products that I personally use? I am a solid fan of Lancome! It’s light on the skin yet I know that it’s very effective. I’ve been using it for months and my skin has shown great improvement. For my BB cream, I use the locally made Sutla BB cream from Glowcal.
So don’t fret mommies, there are ways and time to prettify ourselves!