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Can you believe it is time for school? This summer FLEW by! I don’t know about you, but school day mornings are not fun at my house. It isn’t the kids, it is me. I need my coffee. I need to have a few minutes to my self, to refresh and get ready. I have discovered that a great night routine is the best way to ensure a smoother morning routine. After all, a refreshed mom is a happy mom!
If you are looking for easy ways to refresh your MOM routine to make your nights and mornings run smoother, I have some ideas that will help.
Once dinner is over, homework has been completed, kids are in bed, and your work is (basically) done, take some time for YOU! Make this a set thing every night. Even if it is late a night, doing these simple things will help you sleep better, feel more refreshed, and ready for the next day.
- Spend some time on your face. I am terrible about crashing before I have removed my makeup. Boy is that catching up with me. My skin is not as forgiving as it used to be. I like to use NEUTROGENA® Oil Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit and follow it up with CLEAN & CLEAR® ADVANTAGE® Acne Spot Treatment. Yes, I still have acne! I thought that would stop at some point, but NO! I have found this combination of products work great to keep my skin looking fresh.
- Take a bath or shower. I love to grab a book, light some candles, and take a bath. When crazy nights will not allow that, I at least hop in the shower. This really helps relax and refresh.
- Take care of your skin. Use a scrub like AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT® Skin Brightening Daily Scrub to help keep dead skin off and fresh skin showing. Follow it up with a Daily Moisture Fragrance-Free Lotion like LUBRIDERM® Daily Moisture Lotion. It is fortified with Vitamin B5 and skin-essential moisturizers. Having refreshed skin will help you feel fabulous.
- Don’t forget those pearly whites. If they aren’t white right now try something like LISTERINE® HEALTHY WHITE GENTLE Rinse and a whitening toothpaste. With daily use, this really helps my smile.
- Have a cup of hot green tea. Add some honey or SPLENDA®. Green tea is so good for you. I drink at least one cup each night to help me relax, stay healthy, and it even helps with weight loss.
- Prepare for morning with EASY breakfast ideas. You should always have easy breakfast options on hand. Weather you make ahead, have quick and easy breakfast choices, or have breakfast options that the kids can prepare themselves, be ready the night before to avoid the morning chaos. Your kids, and you, must have a breakfast to have a great day.
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