This blog post is sponsored by JOHNSON'S® but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
It is truly no secret that I crave my night time routine. I look forward to my evenings and most days it comes to me like a golden reward for all my hard work. My night time routine came about out of sheer necessity. I was going insane by pouring my entire being into my new baby at the time, keeping a clean home, being a good wife, the list goes on. Though I'm sure most can relate when I say, I was overwhelmed and not making myself a priority. I hit rock bottom when I was more bitter than happy, lashing out over the smallest of things. I realized I needed to pay more attention to myself and the easiest way for me to do that was to dedicate some time to me, myself and I. I decided that the evening worked best and finding something I could do at home was vital. Only because I didn't want to rely on having to find a sitter or pay extra money to go out and do something each time I wanted time for myself. So taking a time out for just me at night seemed perfect and I decided to use that time to wash my face, use a face mask and overall pamper myself in the comfort of my own home. I talk about this endlessly. If you have been following me for a while you know that my daughter Mila goes to bed at 7:30pm. Once she hits the sheets I take about thirty minutes to myself before spending time with my husband. My night time routine or "me-time" has become a staple and makes me a better mother, wife and friend.
During my night time routine I love experimenting with skin care products. One thing most might not know about me is that I'm quite obsessed with all things skin and I love all kinds of products ranging from things you can purchase at the beauty counter and drugstore. I love using my "me-time" exploring products that are new and ones that have been around forever. I am always using new things, but more recently I've been obsessing over JOHNSON'S® Baby Oil Gel. It might sound odd to be using what everyone knows as a baby product on myself … but it is delicious! Johnson's products are something I have been familiar with ever since I was a little girl. I never thought to use the products on myself but when JOHNSON'S® reached out to me I was all ears. The thing I love most about this brand is that it is affordable and attainable. I love that when people ask "How is your skin so soft?" I can tell them my secret and they can implement the product in their own routine with ease. After using this specific product for a few weeks I decided to partner with Johnson's to share why I love their Baby Oil Gel and a fun coupon for you all to use!
If you are interested, starting May 10th you can receive $1 off one or $2.50 off two Johnson's products! You can click HERE for the coupon and more info.
First and foremost I believe that moisturizing your skin is imperative. I think that having healthy skin is the foundation to any great look. The best way to achieve healthy skin is to moisturize. So no matter what you do or what you use, moisturizing is key. I love to moisturize at night after I shower and currently I have been using the Johnson's Baby Oil Gel in the Calming Lavender scent. When your skin is freshly exfoliated and clean it really soaks in product. When I apply the Johnson's Baby Oil Gel I can literally feel my skin drinking it in. I try and focus on dry areas like; my knees, feet and elbows. The best part of this product though is the scent. It doesn't smell "baby" which was surprising, the scent is very subtle. I enjoy the hints of lavender especially in the evening, it definitely is calming.
I never thought to dive into products that are more known for little ones, but they baby your skin in all the right ways. There are two other Johnson's products I have made staples; the Hand & Face Wipes and the Cocoa and Shea Butter Baby Creamy Oil. I love taking the Hand & Face wipes on the go for both myself and my daughter. The Cocoa and Shea Butter Baby Creamy Oil is great during the day when my skin needs a moisture pick me up. The smell is incredible and it is non-greasy, I love the texture!
As a mother I really try to find easy ways to pamper myself. My night time routine is my number one way to take time for me. I've had such a great time testing out these Johnson's products and thrilled they work so well. I love that they are now part of my skin care routine. I also love that the Cocoa and Shea Butter Baby Creamy Oil offers a little indulgence when I need a little daytime moisture. Though I've partnered with JOHNSON'S® on this #babyyourskin campaign all my opinions are my own and I'm so happy to have worked with them. I've enjoyed shedding light on a product that we are so familiar with and using it in a different way. As I mentioned before, I love that these products are affordable and attainable to all. I think it is so important to take time for yourself. Sometimes pampering yourself can mean spending a lot of time and money away from home. I am here to tell you that it doesn't have to! Indulging in some "me-time" and pampering yourself can be as simple as using some products in your own bathroom!