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Once you become a mom the days of having a hot, long, luxurious shower is over. Instead, you must be in and out and anything other than the actual washing must be planned. Trust me, I know as a mom of three young ones.
You may think showering before they wake up or after they go to sleep will give you extra time to relax in the shower, but this rarely happens. Therefore, today I am sharing my tips for mastering shower time as a mom.
#1 Wash Your Face Before Getting in the Shower
Before getting into the shower make sure that you wash your face. Your inner mom is going to kick in once you have your face under the water and you will think you hear your child crying or calling you even when they aren’t. Therefore, save yourself the headache of having to hop out before the washing even begins to check that the kids are sleeping or behaving by eliminating some time in the shower by washing your face beforehand.
Recently, I have started using the Cremo Face Wash before jumping in the shower. It has a neutral scent and I can clean my face without worrying about it stripping my skin. The best part is when I rinse it off my face isn’t dried out or feeling greasy.
My face feels very refreshed and once I get out the shower I am able to moisturize my face with the Cremo All-in-one- Unscented Face Lotion.
The face lotion also has a neutral scent and it makes my skin feel smooth without leaving my pores all clogged. It also is SPF 20 so it can fight sun damage and signs of aging. It even claims to last for 24 hours. I recommend incorporating both products into your shower routine if you haven’t already.
#2 No Shaving in the Shower
Not only does not shaving in the shower eliminate extra water being wasted, but it also makes sure that you get it done properly. Nothing is worse than being in the middle of shaving your legs or armpits and having to stop due to kids getting into an argument or banging on the door for your attention. By the time you get back in, you will have forgotten where you stopped and once out the shower hair will still be in unexpected places.
Recently, I have been using the Coconut Mango Moisturizing Shave Cream from Cremo and it is awesome.
It works differently than other shave creams because you must massage the area you want to shave in hot water for thirty seconds and then rub in the cream until it lathers. However, the smell is amazing and since it isn’t as thick as other shaving creams, it doesn’t block your razor. The best part is once done your skin is not only flawlessly shaven, but it feels amazing too.
#3 Invest in a Shower Dress
It seems like it never fails, whenever I am getting out the shower or in the middle of showering, the kids need something or someone is ringing the doorbell. My fix to this is to have a shower dress handy, which I can easily put on to attend to the needs of the kids without trying to hurry up and put on actual clothes.
Final Thoughts – Mastering Shower Time as a Mom
As a mom, I understand it’s not always possible to shower when the kids are sleeping or when they are away – especially during the younger years. Therefore, by following these three tips I can manage getting showers on a normal basis and figured I would share them with other moms who find showering next to impossible with young kids.
What is your best tip for mastering shower time as a mom?