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5 Ways to Hack Your Shower Routine

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Disclosure:  I cared for my skin from the inside out with Aveeno® Active Naturals as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Aveeno  All opinions are my own.

Of all my daily-ish routines, showering is my favorite.  Now that I’m a mom and showering happens somewhat less frequently, I want to make sure I’m being efficient and taking good care of my skin.  Here are a few of my personal favorite shower hacks…
5 Ways to Hack Your Shower Routine

1. Use a natural, multi-tasking body wash.   I like Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Body Wash because it cleanses skin while also moisturizing thanks to the power of ACTIVE NATURALS® Colloidal Oatmeal.  It’s also gentle enough for sensitive skin.

5 Ways to Hack Your Shower Routine

2. Wash your face last.  Make sure you thoroughly rinse all shampoo/conditioner from your face and body.  At the end of your shower, your pores are open which is the perfect time to wash away all the junk that’s attempting to clog them.

3. Scrub those feet.  Standing in warm water is a foot soaking shortcut that will loosen dead skin so towards the end of my shower, I use a pumice stone to keep my feet soft.  Do this three times a week (especially during sandal season).  5 Ways to Hack Your Shower Routine

4. Pat skin dry while you’re still in the shower.  Before you even open your shower door/curtain, pat your skin dry.  Leaving the skin a little damp helps the skin retain moisture.

5. Serum + Lotion. As soon as I step out of the shower, I use a serum (normally jojoba and/or argan oil) and then apply lotion.  Serum adds a layer of anti-aging skin vitamins like Vitamin E and essential fatty acids.  Lotion will then keep your skin moisturized all day.

5 Ways to Hack Your Shower Routine

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High Altitude Face Care

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I cared for my skin from the inside out with Aveeno® Active Naturals as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Aveeno.  All opinions are my own.

As I type this, I am celebrating Spring Break at Keystone Ski Resort.  While this winter wonderland is as gorgeous as it is fun, it’s also a pretty harsh environment for my skin.  I’ve been up to an elevation of 12,400 ft and the sun reflecting off the snow is intense.

In order for me to be able to enjoy my time in the mountains and not let these conditions have their way with my face–I packed some face care products that can nourish and protect my skin.

Aveeno® Ultra Calming® Foaming Cleanser and AVEENO® Ultra-Calming® Daily Moisturizer SPF 15

Aveeno® Ultra Calming® Foaming Cleanser and Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 contain naturally calming Feverfew (a herb valued for centuries that can help in reducing the appearance of facial redness and skin irritation).

High Altitude Face Care

Aveeno® Ultra Calming® Foaming Cleanser not only cleans my face, but it leaves it with the most luxuriously soft texture.  I can tell that it’s gently cleansing my face without stripping it bare.

After I cleanse, it’s time to replenish and prep my skin for a day on the slopes.  Sunscreen is such a HUGE must have on a ski vacation.  I couldn’t be happier that AVEENO® Ultra-Calming® Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 is lightweight, doesn’t have that strong sunscreen-ish odor and moisturizes my skin all day.

High Altitude Face Care

Then I just put on my makeup as usual without having to worry about damaging my skin while I play in the snow.

High Altitude Face Care

Cheers to the natural beauty of the mountains and the natural skincare that helps make it all possible!

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