In a hectic world of kids, full time job and blogging, sometimes it can be hard to come off that conveyor belt and take some time for me. I suffered with blood pressure on both of the boys and while I should have known how important that breather, that five minutes to yourself was, I didn’t and for want of a better explanation I let myself go. The weight piled on, my skin looked awful same goes for my hair, so began a vicious circle where I didn’t want to leave the house. Some gentle intervention from my family and I can happily say im in much better place.
What I realised was that self care was important and that’s even on bad days and self care can mean many different things to different people. I reached out to some of my fellow bloggers for their thoughts on this also. Such was the reaction to this post that I have split it into two and in this one I focus on beauty. Ill go first! For me it started with caring for my skin and taking those 10 minutes a day to do just that. I suffered from bad skin in my teens which rectified itself as I hit my twenties, now in the tail end of my thirties I was back to square on. Some top tips:
- A good base is crucial, products like Facial Enhancer are great for deep cleansing and improving texture.
- Find the moisturiser that works for you, that’s not saying it has to be mega expensive. These days I am loving Ziaja skincare products they are reasonably priced and readily available.
- As above find an everyday make up brand. I used to begrudge wearing my beloved high end foundation for the school run! Instead I found a good alternative which has turned out to be Elf Cosmetics incredibly reasonable in price and last the distance too.
So what does “Me Time” mean to others – The Beauty Ed
- Helen from Natural Beauty with Baby loves chilling with a gorgeous face scrub
- Jemma from Have Kids will Travel UK loves a Spa day to herself. (love this myself!)
- The long hot bath featured heavily too with Stevie from This Mumma Needs Tea Becky from Mommy and Rory and Nina from Ready for Cuppa all loving it as some “me time” to chill out. I can empathise, im a fan of this myself.
My beauty routine is non existent! I occasionally remember to moisturise but just clean with water… at 47 my neck and hands could do with a bit more loving though…
Self care is definitely so important. It’s sometimes hard to find time amongst everything but even putting aside just a few minutes a day to take a breather or give yourself a little pamper can really help.
Me time to me is different everytime, just sitting and having a coffee will do me for me time sometimes x
When we have kids, as mums we tend to forget about me time. I love enjoying quite time alone with myself whenever I can
It pleases me to see more and more mums are recognising the need for self-care both for mental wellbeing and that sense of self-esteem we all need to be at our best as defined by us as the individuals we are.
Things used to be like that, unfortunately different elements made sure they wouldnt stay that way. Congrats on the article 😉