My Adjustments to My Family’s Daily Bedtime Routines #FamiliaFirst

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with LUBRIDERM® and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are my own as a LUBRIDERM® consumer well before this collaboration.

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It’s bedtime – a regular time of chaos. I’d love to tell you that our family has this punctual bedtime routine that happens like clock work every night. Anyone who knows me would know that it would be a lie. However, when we are on point, the boys get baths done, teeth and hair brushed, clean jammies on and they apply lotion all over to keep their skin hydrated. (Don’t ask what happens when we aren’t on point.)

When my  boys were babies, lathering their soft skin was my favorite part. We’d giggle and tickle and they would smile that offered a sense of comfort. Today, they want to do it all on their own – IF I can get them to do it at all. My tip to parents who have the same challenge: Get them in their favorite jammies and make a game of it. (Changing anything in to a game helps – bath time, reading time, etc.) We will sing a song naming arms, hands, and fingers – legs, feet and toes. Before they realize they are actually applying lotion, they are done! Then, I can rest knowing their skin in hydrated and healthy.

We use LUBRIDERM® Daily Moisture Lotion for Normal to Dry skin for the boys. Both my boys have semi-sensitive skin so I prefer long-lasting lotion without added scents. LUBRIDERM® Daily Moisture Lotion for Sensitive Skin is available and specially formulated for sensitive skin. This gentle moisturizer is 100% fragrance-free, dye-free and lanolin-free, which helps to protect dry, sensitive skin.

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Once the boys are in bed (all including my husband), it’s down time for mama. As a night owl, I’m usually up late working – that’s when my creative juices are flowing. After work is complete – or at least on hold until tomorrow – I can relax. Winding down isn’t always easy for me. My tip to unwind: Take a warm shower, dry off with softest towel, and wrap yourself in softest robe. Knowing you get to use your very special towel and robe with encourage you make this a daily routine.

To help prepare for bedtime, I prefer to use LUBRIDERM® Daily Moisture Lotion Shea+ Calming Lavendar Jasmine. This lotion contains vitamin B5 and other skin essential moisturizers naturally found in healthy skin to improve the moisture barrier for visibly healthier skin. The lightweight formula helps relieve dry skin and prevents dryness from reoccurring throughout the day or night. Plus, it has the benefits of the calming fragrance of Lavendar Jasmine.

Applied all over my skin and then covered with soft jammies and socks leaves my skin soft and smooth.  If there’s one beauty tip I will ever offer, it is MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE.

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Moisturizing at night won’t be enough to protect your skin though. During the day, you must protect your skin from the suns’ rays as well. It’s fairly easy to find a facial moisturizer or even a foundation with SPF 15 or above protection but what about the rest of your skin? Sure, there’s sunscreen but those aren’t always best to use daily as they can be heavy, messy or greasy.

Here’s a little something to add to your morning routine – LUBRIDERM® Daily Moisture Lotion with Sunscreen SPF 15. A powerful two-in-one moisturizer and sunscreen that hydrates skin with essential moisturizing ingredients, while providing broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection with an SPF 15. This clean non-greasy lotion is perfect for everyday use to achieve smoother, healthier-looking skin.

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I’d give you a run down with some fantastic tips for a morning routine but that would also be a lie, queridos. While the daily tasks are consistent, start times can vary. My tip to anyone who also has to make adjustments to their daily schedules is: have what you need on hand. A dependable daily moisturizer is a necessity for healthy skin. If you always have your necessities in stock, it’s one less thing you will need to adjust.

Do you follow daily routines? If so, leave me and my readers a tip in the comment section.

Melanie Mendez-Gonzales

Original content creator for ¿Qué Means What? Texas Latina mom blogger celebrating culture in education, entertainment and family life.

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2 Responses

  1. Helena says:

    My mornings are total.chaos! (Bueno, my evening ones as well!) No matter how early I wake up I can never drop him off at school on time! LOL So we are ALWAYS rushing. At night…”ya te bañaste? ya te pusiste crema? ya te tienes que dormir!” It is an awesome and interesting sight 😉
    Thanks for sharing!

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