stressed mom The following is a post from our sponsor, Simple.

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I can’t help but think of all those moms out there who are living the mad life like me. Whether we’re juggling careers and kids or kids and carpools, most of us barely have time to think, let alone take care of ourselves. We constantly put ourselves after everyone else in the family, and though we don’t mind a bit, after a while, it takes its toll on our skin!

I thought for sure by the time I was a mom, I wouldn’t have to worry about my face anymore. But the truth is, all that stress coupled with years of neglect have made my face more sensitive than it was when I was a teenager.

I ran across a series of short videos on CafeMom and thought to myself, “Now, here’s something worth sharing!” I started watching and got hooked right from the get-go. The title of the spot was "Mad Life Beauty Breaks," and all I could think about was how busy moms lead mad lives! Right up my alley!

The videos introduce Simple® Skincare products and showed me that it only takes a few minutes to take care of my skin. The first video "Morning Skincare" talks to a young working mother who has four, yes four(!), boys, ages 3 months to 10 years old. She is taken through a morning skincare routine so easy even I could do it! You start with Simple® Moisturizing Facial Wash, move on to Simple® Soothing Facial Toner, then top it off with Simple® Skincare Protecting Light Moisturizer with SPF 15. I’m not kidding; it took like less than a minute!

The "Nightime Skincare" video introduces an equally easy nighttime routine. I had to chuckle because the mother of four confessed to going to bed without taking off her makeup. How many times have I done that?! But there are these really great Simple® Cleansing Facial Wipes that you can just keep by the side of your bed for the nights you forget to wash your face!

I really need to wear makeup (don’t we all these days?), but I rarely find the time for more than a quick whisk of the mascara wand and maybe a dab of lipstick that I never bother reapplying. Well, "The 5-Minute Face" video with Sonia Kashuk took care of that for me. She’s got this great line of makeup and gave a tutorial on how to do a five-minute face. Sonia had the working mom apply the makeup herself, which in my book is way better than getting a makeover. It showed me that if this mad life mom can do it, so can I! Even I have five minutes to make myself look and feel better!

Simple® products have no dyes, no artificial fragrance, and no harsh chemicals, so they are perfect for the sensitive skin I’ve come to walk around with. Best of all, Simple® products, as well as Sonia Kashuk makeup, are sold at Target, a store I can’t seem to stay out of.

Check out these "Beauty Break" videos, and I bet you’ll become a believer, too. We busy moms need to pass these tips along because we’re all in this together. Hope you love your Simple® Skincare products and makeup and that someone gives you something really special for Mother’s Day. You deserve it. 

 

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