I almost spit out whatever I was drinking when a reader here asked me to share my beauty routine. But, then it dawned on me that maybe there are other women who are after my lazy, easy, low-maintenance beauty routine that travels well.
I thought, “Why not share?”. So here I am, sharing my somewhat laughable beauty routine for anyone who’s interested in steeping to the lowest of low when it comes to products and time spent beautifying yourself each morning. It’s what works for me and maybe it just might work for you too.
Haircare = no heat. I’ve been letting my hair air dry after the shower regardless of bringing a curling iron with us. It just hasn’t felt suitable for island life! I have a little bit of natural wave and having longer hair has been essential in this routine. When my hair was shorter I always had to style it, now it just works letting it be free.
Skincare = face wash + sunscreen. It’s really that simple. I’m a religious face washer – morning and night, plus anytime we come home after the beach and anytime we leave the house sunscreen has become my go to for lotion. I have some patches of discoloration where my skin has lost the ability to protect itself from the sun after having Owen so I have to wear sunscreen every day. If I’m showering and just staying home for the night I’ll use regular moisturizer, but otherwise it’s sunscreen for the win!
Makeup = mineral powder with sunscreen + a brow brush to tame these old man browns + mascara + lip balm. I’ve always wanted to be one of those girls who had a makeup routine and was always polished, but it dawned on me recently that there is no way I’d have the time for all that as a mom and that it was time for me to embrace what I have. So here I am! The powder helps even out some of those patches of discoloration. That brow brush keeps my wild eyebrows in check, mascara makes me feel a bit more finished and lip balm prevents those chapped lips!
Guys, that’s it. I don’t have any other secrets. It’s pretty simple these days (a narrator might claim, “but, it’s always been this easy, she was fooling you before”). It’s important that whatever I need is available at each location we land in so here are the products I’m brining with and getting wherever we are.
What I’ve Packed
What I’ve Been Picking Up at Each Location
I’d love to know your beauty essentials whether you’re traveling, momin’ it up at home or living the professional life. I’m sure we all have our own tricks and I’m more than happy to adjust if you guys have any must haves!