Being A Busy Mum Doesn't Mean You Can't Love Your Face
Sep 28, 21
As pandemic mum life dragged on, Lisa and I were feeling beyond overwhelmed. Doing the impossible; day in and day out as only mothers can do.
One day we decided to do a real life experiment and tally how many interruptions by our kids we had in the span of 1 hour. Between us we had 53! At one point we had 21 interruptions in the space of 10 minutes.
Lisa will remember how scared I was about losing my identity, my body, and my business when I had my second baby 7 months ago. And whilst I gained and lost on that front in various measures, one thing I never even considered, but I definitely lost, was my glow.
While that might sound like vanity, for me what I’m really talking about is how I’m feeling over all. Whether I’ve had enough sleep, if i’ve been drinking enough water and eating well.
Also generally a lack of knowing what each day will bring due to the uncertainty of how each night will go. I often found myself having chats with Lisa about whether this new life I've stepped into has both physically and mentally chipped away at the kind of glow that I might have had, and would I ever get it back?
Herbeauty was born out of a friendship from two kiwi mums that firmly believe that #mumlife doesn't have to mean you can't #loveyourface
Lisa and I want to have a chat about a simple glow routine we follow - Self care, Me time, call it what you like. It’s a look into how we care for ourselves, our body, our skin, our time. Because if you’re glowing, chances are you’re looking after yourself.
A dedicated skincare routine takes time, and it’s totally understandable to have a few nights (and mornings) where you just can’t be bothered. This is when double-duty beauty products come into play.
Giving your skin a helping hand with the steps below will mean you have more time to focus on all the other stuff, while your skin works its magic in the background. So, no matter how tired you are this week, you can still have some “me time.”
Cleansers that also moonlight as face masks save you time, money, and an extra step.
Take a small 10c piece of our Hemp Clay Mask and lather onto your damp face. Rinse and follow with our Hemp face serum.
There's really no reason to wash your face in the morning, especially if you thoroughly cleansed the night before, But, at the same time, there's nothing wrong with cleansing your face every morning, as long as you're not overstripping the skin with harsh, drying cleansers. It's just a matter of personal preference.
The only time we would suggest washing your face in the morning is before you put on moisturiser. If you're using a moisturizer in the morning, then splashing some water on your skin first is recommended. Moisturisers lock in dampness to keep you hydrated and glowing. However you can look forward to dehydration being a distant memory.
Treat yourself to a face serum - our secret weapon to plump glowing skin
Apply 6 drops to the inside of your middle finger or directly to your face and disperse evenly. In the morning - apply your SPF over the top.
Somehow, we find that no matter how long the list of to do’s are, we can always tackle the day powerfully if we’re feeling good about ourselves.
Herbeauty soothing concentrate simultaneously works to balance hydration and cleanse the skin of bacteria while keeping moisture in.
Hemp seed oil is Perfect for ALL skin types as it can moisturise without clogging your pores.
There can sometimes be a misconception that applying oil to the skin can make oily or acne prone skin worse. With our hemp based serum this is simply not the case and in fact can even help to balance out oily skin, hydrating it and regulating the skin’s oil production.
This golden hemp elixir is outstanding in its field (excuse the pun).
Reveal your most gorgeous skin in just 10 minutes
Apply our lush Hemp Facemask with your application brush to damp skin. Sit down with a cuppa or continue about your tasks while our mask is working for you. Leave for 10-15mins.
Or whenever you get around to washing it off.
Our products were created with you in mind, with a focus on delivering results driven skin care, without hurting your bank account or taking from what little time you already have.
Luxuriously infused with organic hemp seed oil, botanical oils; containing essential vitamins, our mask draws out impurities whilst rejuvenating, soothing and replenishing. Trust us we know how problematic skin works and we make it our priority to ensure our products work with your skin, not against it.
Our intention is to give you permission for some guilt free ‘me time’ no matter how chaotic your day is, because let's be honest, a dedicated 7 step skin care routine at the end of the day is going to be a no deal situation 9x out of 10.
We also considered that our kids don’t need to see any more masks than they already are, so while your hemp mask is doing it’s thing you will notice that it disappears into the skin. Meaning you are free to go about your business without making the little ones nervous or stopping the momentum of your evening routine before you rinse your face before bed.
Mothering is hard work. And regardless of how young or old your children are, perhaps you’re feeling a little less glowy than in your past life.
There’s an old saying that gets thrown around in mum circles, “you can’t pour from an empty cup.” This implies we should simply be filling our cups for the purpose of pouring into others. That we need to focus on filling ourselves to the point of overflow. But this too often feels utopian, right along with the myth of achieving a work life balance.
But we do know what is absolutely necessary; getting more time to ourselves - it is an essential service.
Our skin can be a reflection of what's really going on or how we’re really feeling. whether it be feelings of stress, anxiety or overwhelm. More often than not our skin screams out at us in the form of a breakout or simply looking lifeless, tired and aged.
We’re so passionate about sharing self-care routines, and how best to get the most out of our multi purpose products. We want to help you do #mumlife feeling great about yourself, because when you’re glowing, you can always tackle the to do list powerfully.