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Lately, our morning routine has changed tremendously. We used to sleep in as much as possible because we would be up alf the night with one of our babies, but now that they are both sleeping through the night, we have started waking up earlier. I love waking up before the kids because it is so peaceful and I can get a lot done in a short amount of time. It is also the only time I really have to pamper myself and plan for a productive day.
My morning routine is simple, but so important for me as a mother. It has become the only “me time” I can get lately and that is vital to my sanity. I’ve been working during nap time and at night after the kids go to sleep. That is also the time I do laundry and clean the house up, so the early mornings are the perfect time for me to soak up the morning sun and breathe.
A Morning Routine for a Productive Day:
Wake up around 6 a.m.
Make the coffee
Brush my teeth
Wash my face
Get dressed and put on make-up
Enjoy my cup of coffee on the porch or on the couch
Make the day’s to-do list
Check my email
The other day when I was shopping at Walmart for some cleaning products (hello, spring cleaning!), I stumbled on the new Bioré Baking Soda Cleanser and Bioré Baking Soda Pore Scrub! I have been trying to do a better job of cleaning my face every day (not just removing the make-up) since I had Sophie because my breakouts have been out of control again. I was intrigued by this product because it is specifically for combination skin! I tried it out and I am hooked! I blame the fizz! It makes washing my face less of a chore and something I actually look forward to in the mornings. I love the powder form – first to mass technology. I feel like I am not over-using it like I tend to do with other face cleansers.
How To Use It:
I simply wet my face with some good ole H2O and start scrubbing with a dab of powder and it immediately starts to exfoliate and foam up to a fresh feeling cleanser. It has worked great for my combination skin and makes my face feel so smooth. My skin feels clean and this scrub really helps to wake me up in the mornings.
Feeling clean and making a to-do list helps me to be really productive. I can tell a huge difference in the way I feel on days when I stay in my PJs and days that I get up, dressed and going. I get so much more accomplished and I feel so much better. Every mom needs to have a little “me time” and mornings have been working best for me and our schedule. So, for now, I will continue to pamper myself and enjoy all the coffee during my sacred early mornings.
What do you think of the NEW Bioré Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub? Who wants to try it?
Karen Yannacio Morse says
I havent tried Biore, but looks like you love it! I enjoy finding new products that are really helpful. I find that once you figure that out, stick with those products that work for you!
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I used the Biore facial foam wash before. I would love to try these new products.
Sarah Elizabeth says
I really want to try that Biore scrub! I use their charcoal products and they work really well.
hahaha I want the mommy’s coffee cup! Too cute!
i’m a swipe my face with a face cloth wipe kinda girl, but i love the idea of a great morning routine…something I like since I work nights! My morning is 3pm and all i wanna do then is drink my coffee!
Lisa Tummers says
I have a similar early morning routine, but I’ve never tried these products. I’m running low on what I’m currently using, and may give these a try. Thanks!
Ana De Jesus says
Your skin looks fabulous and the only reason that I know baking powder is good for your skin is because I was googling tips to get rid of spots and adding water to baking powder and making it a paste reduces redness.
Skye McLain says
Having a morning routine is so important to get a good start to your day! I also agree that getting ready every day, especially when you work from home, is an excellent way to set the tone. I love having a fresh face in the morning!
rachael orr says
I need to start using this! Your skin looks amazing!!
Cristina @triathlonmami says
Baking soda is a miracle isn’t it? I just didn’t know about the skin …. I will try it for sure. But my morning starts at 5:00am and usually involves some sweat 🙂
Sounds like a great face wash to use! I have to make sure and wash my face to keep it clear from break outs!
Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories says
I’m going to have to try this. I like how simple it is and it will be a great boost to start the day. Thanks for sharing!
I’m a huge Oil of Olay fan, but this looks like a great product to experiment with!
Michelle Myers says
I’m a routine lovin’ girl! IT really does help to get your day off on the right foot!
I completely agrees, routines set you up for a successful day! I’ve never even heard of this Biore product, but I like that it uses baking soda. I’ll have to check that out.
Candace Hinnergardt says
Hi Logan! I’m a college student so it can be so easy to stay in bed until 8, 9, 10 or even later. But I’ve found that on the mornings I make a point to get up early, I can get so much more done.
I love that you posted your morning routine! It gives me some great routine-spiration for me mornings! https://candacephinnergardt.wordpress.com/
Positively Stacey says
I love Biore! My mornings start early as well – 5:15. This give me one hour to myself – well , I still have the doggies needing to be fed. And the cat meowing. Oh well – it is mostly quiet.
Debra Hawkins says
I had no idea that this cleanser existed! I need to search it out, I love Biore so so much!
Veronica Pototska says
You look great, it seems like you have chosen the right routine for your mornings!
Shelly @ Behind Blue Eyes Blog says
First, I have to say, I love your daughter’s name Sophie…that is my daughter’s name as well! I have never heard of baking soda face cleanser, but I would be curious to try it. I use baking soda a lot to clean with because I like using natural products vs harsh cleaners.
Laura Londergan says
It’s always good to establish some sort of routine for the morning. I feel like I am constantly revamping mine to get a good one 😉
I love my morning routine. Probably because it’s my favorite time of day.
I work at home so I look pretty bad in the mornings. I get up at 630, kids to school at 650, and start working at 7. Unless I have to go somewhere I’m not putting makeup on LOL. I do shower though.
My morning routine is so quick with my toddler. I wish I had more time to primp!
tp keane says
It’s always such a joy to wake up and freshen yourself for a great start to the day. Love this post. never heard of the products before, but I’m going to try them.
Toni Williams says
I think I am going to try the Biore. I’m thinking that the baking soda ingredient would be so refreshing!
I like how you make this part of your “me time”. Sometimes I forget that if I take a little time for myself I’ll be able to be more productive in the long run.
Amber n says
This sounds like a great routine! I really do like Biore products as well.
I love getting up earlier than the rest of my family. It makes me feel like I actually have a little bit of time to myself, which is SO important! I’ve been using plain baking soda to exfoliate my face for years and love it. So I imagine the Biore products are great choices.
Morning routines are so important to have a great day. I am all about facial products. Must try this! Thanks for sharing
Morning routines! I love them! Mine starts a little earlier than yours (my kids are early risers, no matter what I try to do and change that!). Baking soda has so many great uses, this looks like a really cool product. I am going to look for it the next time I am out!
Natalia Pessoa says
Oh! This new line looks so good if I see it around I’m going to pick it up!
Ellen Edmonson says
Can’t forget that coffee! I think it’s really important to have a morning routine. It helps you get the day started.
I just bought a new face scrub but this one looks so much more intriguing! I’m going to have to look for it when I’m done with my current one. 🙂 I also need to work on a better morning routine for myself. 🙂
Becca Dorr says
My morning routine is SO important to me! I’ve been using a cleanser that is meant for dry skin because lately my skin has been horrible!
I have tried similar products that go from powder to foam but I like that there is something more affordable. I will have to see if I can find this at my local store.
I’ve been hearing SO MANY things about this product and it’s benefits. I need to use some of your tips for a productive day. I could use the help! 😉 #client
Kid Minds says
You look fabulous. This product seems to really work for you. I love waking up before the kids too. This little space to gather thoughts and mentally prepare for the day makes all the difference to a less stressful day for my whole family.
The Mommy’s Coffee Starbucks cups that you showed here is too cute. I am curious how this new Biore scrub feels on the face.
Bri DePauw says
Your skin looks great! I also love that cup, it’s so cute!
Monroe Bishop says
Everyone needs a routine and yours seem to be working!!!! You look amazing!!
john adams says
Not sure the Biore cleansing scrub is ideal for men’s skin! Anyway as a blogging SAHD, up at 5am, make coffee, blog until 7am, get kids ready for the day, Repeat. #Brilliantblog posts
Peonies & Orange Blossoms says
I love that cup of yours! Thanks for sharing this at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!