Locking Myself in the Bathroom - A Story of Joy

Monday, January 13

If you’ve been following along with my week over on insta, then you know it was a bit of a doozy. Tyson was traveling for longer than he normally does, Obie got sick with his first cold, experienced a few sleepless nights with some sad, painful stomach issues, and then for the cherry on top, I ended up getting sick too. It was far and away my most difficult postpartum week, but I’M SURE IT’S GOING TO BE FUNNY SOME DAY. Maybe.

With the week firmly behind us, and my sweet husband home from his business trip, and planted in our rocking chair with our sweet, sniffly baby, I saw the opportunity and ran with it. I locked myself in the bathroom and broke out all my favorite products for a rare and luxurious extended skincare routine. I’m not gonna lie, since having my third, my whole routine has been one of those things that I’ve had to make peace with dropping for a season. And it’s ok. I know that babies don’t keep and catching up on sleep is going to win over pretty much everything else right now. But when I do get a free chance to close the bathroom door, and self-care my skin, you guys the joy is real!

So I figured while I was here, I’d share one of the most handy tips I’ve ever learned about a skincare routine, and also one of my new favorite products!

Ok so here’s the tip: Have you ever wondered what order to use all your products? Between the eye gels, and the toners, and the serums, it’s hard to know what goes when for optimal results. When I was at Biossance headquarters a few years ago, I learned that after you cleanse, the trick is to go from MOST water content to LEAST water content. So it doesn’t matter if your routine has 3 steps or 10, you can always use that rule of thumb to decide which one goes first.

For my daily, “I-have-a-3-month-old” routine, I’m at 3 steps. Times and seasons! So I cleanse, throw on a serum, and then a moisturizer. For my luxurious, “moms-hiding-in-the-bathroom” routine, I get a yummy double cleanse, a toner, a 10-minute eye mask, an eye gel, a serum, a creamy moisturizer and an oil.

I was particularly excited about today’s routine because I’ve been getting to incorporate Biossance’s newest product: the Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum and the results have been DRAMATIC. (Have you guys seen the 14 day results over on the Biossance insta?? CLICK HERE) The first night I threw it on, I woke up with resurfaced, glowy, exfoliated skin. You can see in these photos - even with getting a newborn’s worth of sleep every night, the glow is REAL. Plus it’s vegan (plant-based), and formulated so that every skin type can use it every day and get results *fast.*

I’ve been thrilled with the results. And so very thankful when I get an opportunity here and there to use high quality, clean products, that are good enough to make me look like I’ve gotten WAY more sleep than I actually have.

If you’re interested in checking out the Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum, you can shop here on Biossance.com or over at Sephora!

Man I feel better. Refreshed. Basically a new person. Now off to change another diaper.


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