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Nivea Night Time Routine!
Make some time to PAMPER yourself.
Life gets busy, being a Mom to two energetic girls, working full-time from home and part-time outside of the home. It gets hectic, so in the midst of ballet and guitar lessons, soccer practice and just the normal upkeep of running a family, at the end of the day–I definitely need some “ME-time”.
It helps with my sanity and it also helps with maintaining a quick but, effective beauty regimen. I am lucky enough to have a very supportive Hubby who will chill out with the kids so that I can take a bath, relax and take my time on my night-time routine. But, even when the kids are asleep or even if you don’t have kids–you can totally pamper yourself right in the comfort of your home.
Picking Out Nivea For ME.
For comfort and for a celestial getaway from the norm, I sought out Nivea and partnered with #CollectiveBias on my mission. They have a wide range of variety from day creams to night creams, body washes, lotions and so much more. I went to Walmart for a deep moisturizing hand lotion and body wash and then to Shoppers Drug Mart for the facial products. They were easy to find and were in the middle and top of the displays. I loved how both Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart had the Nivea products organized and easy accessible. From top to bottom.
Things You Will Need:
- Nivea Free Time Shower Cream
- Nivea Aqua Effect Exfoliating Scrub
- Nivea Anti-Dryness Smooth Replenishing Hand Cream
- Your Favorite Nivea Body Lotion
- Moisturizing Hand Gloves
- Face Towel
- Pumice Stone
- Your Favorite Drink
1. Shower and Refresh, Exfoliate and Invigorate!
While soaking in the tub is absolutely divine, some days I’m in the mood for a nice and refreshing shower. I choose Nivea’s Free Time Shower Cream because it’s invigorating and with a nice loofah, you will be in exfoliation heaven. Not to mention, the smell is marvelous with the citrus scent of Star Fruit and the soft touch of Aloe extract.
2. Smooth It Out.
One of the greatest feelings for a woman is to have oh so, baby soft feet. I know that I feel like a completely new woman when I pumice my feet. It is such a fresh feeling and is super simple and takes almost no time at all. But, don’t forget to bring it in the shower with you! After you get out, make sure to cover those tootsies in your favorite Nivea body lotion.
3. Pamper Your Face.
Yes, you read that right. Your face says a lot about you, it helps you illustrate so many emotions. Whether you’re happy, sad, mad, elated, well, you get the picture! It’s important. So, you need to take care of it.
I’m a huge advocate of exfoliation and I love a mild cleanser with exfoliation beads. I chose the Nivea Aqua Effect Exfoliating Scrub since it is enriched with Vitamin E and Hydra IQ, and thoroughly exfoliates and refines pores. Which I totally need!
Apply a dollop to wet face, avoiding the eye and lip area. Rinse off with lukewarm water. You can do this 2-3 times a week. You can do this before hopping in the shower or if you prefer in the shower. I opt for before! You can even end it with Nivea’s Night Cream.
4. Relax and Grab a Drink.
After your relaxing shower and moisturizing routine, take some time to grab your favorite book or get a blanket and snuggle up and catch up on a good movie or binge watch your favorite series on Netflix. Stay hydrated buy having some fruit infused water, my favorite is a fizzy Cranberry Mint Sparkling Water. Enjoy!
5. Soften Those Hands!
I admit it, I have a habit of washing my hands, A LOT. In fact, when I cook, I wash them tons. Not to mention, I use soapy suds on my hands when I wash dishes or even spot clean laundry. With the winter we had, my hands took a lot of damage.
They are dry and at one point blistered. Yeah, it can get bad and when I work outside the home, I wash my hands tons since I work in the medical field. It can take a toll on your hands for sure. I chose Nivea Anti-Dryness Smooth Replenishing Hand Cream to get extra moisture into my hands by using moisturizing gloves or “spa gloves” overnight.
Once you’re ready for bed and you’ve brushed your teeth (I often take the chance to throw in my whitening trays in) and you’re ready for bed, wash your hands and lightly dry them with a towel. Your hands should be a bit moist from the water. Apply the Nivea Anti-Dryness Smooth Replenishing Hand Cream and slip on the gloves. You can wear them overnight or as long as you wish. Though overnight is always the best results.
Make Time for YOU.
We all have people who depend on us but, we have to take care of ourselves first before we can help others. We need time to unplug, recharge and regain our energy so that we can take on everything that life sends our way. When you take a little extra time on your night-time routine, you can spoil yourself.
You deserve it.
I’ve used Nivea products before but, I am amazed that when I took the time to check out the products available–I was pleasantly surprised! I am loving my Nivea products, especially the body wash that is absolutely divine! Then again, all of their products that I chose get the thumbs up from me.
My skin is soft, my hands rejuvenated and my face exfoliated and gosh darn it, I am worth it.
How do you make some “me-time” for yourself?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.