Finding time to take care of yourself as a mom is a constant challenge. One area that I’ve really been slacking on lately? Skincare. Particularly when it comes to my face. I’ve been on the lookout for a great skincare routine that fits into my crazy hectic schedule with ease.
When I heard about a weekly routine that includes products from some amazing brands that I love— Ponds, St. Ives, Simple Skin Care, and Noxzema—I knew I had to give it a shot. And man oh man, am I glad that I did!
With only 4 steps (and each step taking less than 1 minute!), this routine is super quick, leaves my skin feeling fresh and fabulous, and features products that are both affordable and accessible, thanks to Walmart’s low prices. Win!!
Super Quick Skincare Routine for Super Busy Moms
1. Start fresh in the morning with Noxema® Classic Clean Original Deep Cleansing Cream
There are three things currently helping me wake up in the morning:
- A strong cup of coffee with the perfect hazelnut creamer
- The sound of my baby quietly cooing “mom” and melting my heart to a legit puddle
- The tingly refreshing-ness that comes when using Noxzema Classic Clean
Made with eucalyptus, soybean, and linseed oils, this dermatologist-tested cleanser deep cleans skin without over drying. It also helps remove dirt, oil, and makeup (because—let’s be honest—sometimes the night time removal doesn’t happen for us mamas).
I love it for busy mornings because it can be applied to either wet or dry skin, which saves you the step of wetting your face when you’re in a real time crunch. Just a few moments of gently massaging this cleanser into your skin, a quick rinse, and you’re left with fresh, clean skin—plus an extra little burst of energy to start your day!
2. Glowy Bonus Step! Exfoliate with St. Ives® Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub 3 times a week
Is anyone else completely obsessed with the smell of apricot, or is it just me? I love anything with an apricot scent because it’s not overpowering and leaves you with just a hint of crisp, fruity fragrance. Heavvvven!
The scent is just one of the reasons I’m in love with this Apricot Fresh Skin Scrub from St. Ives—my favorite product in this group! With 100% natural exfoliates like walnut shell powder, your skin is left smooth and glowing after each use.
For busy mamas, this scrub is an especially fantastic addition to your weekly skincare routine because you don’t have to use it every day. Just 3-4 times a week and you’re good to go!
3. Lock in that moisture! Apply PONDS® Dry Skin Cream to your fresh, clean skin
Now that your skin is clean and smooth, hydrate with this Dry Skin Cream from Ponds. “But I don’t have dry skin!”, you may be saying to yourself. Guess what, y’all—I don’t either. Plus my skin is on the sensitive side. And I still love this cream.
In fact, this cream was actually in my hospital bag when I delivered my youngest daughter last year. True story! It absorbs easily into your skin and doesn’t clog pores (because who in the world would want to deal with an ultra-heavy moisturizer just after giving birth??) .
When I use it, I like to swipe on a very light layer across my face and neck. You’ll be surprised at how quickly is absorbs and goes to work eliminating any dryness—leaving you with smooth, soft, fully hydrated skin.
4. Wipe the day away with Simple® Cleansing Facial Wipes
After a long day of moming your heart out (and, you know, all of the other things that you did on top of all the moming), you deserve a little bit of love—and so does your skin.
These Cleansing Facial Wipes from Simple Skincare are the perfect way to wipe the day away before bedtime. The fibers are super soft and gentle on the skin, while still eliminating all of the dirt, oil, and makeup that you acquire during the day.
My favorite thing about these wipes? No harsh chemicals. No artificial perfume. No artificial color. Just simple, easy-to-use wipes that leave your skin feeling soft and clean.
That’s it! Healthy, hydrated, glowy skin in a few quick steps that even the busiest mom can fit into her day.
If you’re ready to start your own super easy skincare routine at home, head on over to your local Walmart where you can pick up all four of these products at a great low price (gotta watch that budget, right?).
The products aren’t located right next to each other, but they are on the same aisle.