Pammy Blogs Beauty: My Daily Self-Care Routine: Staying Fresh and Clean All Day: Plus Sweepstakes!

Monday, June 22, 2015

My Daily Self-Care Routine: Staying Fresh and Clean All Day: Plus Sweepstakes!

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With the warm weather of summer upon us, having a stay-fresh beauty routine is a must! I must admit, I really do want to stay fresh and feel clean throughout the day and I take steps to achieve this little daily goal for myself. So, I am super excited to be partnering with Monistat®, a brand that I have used and trusted for years, to share my daily self-care routine for staying and feeling fresh all day! When I feel fresh and clean, I feel more confident and better about myself overall. It is that simple and so easy to take a few extra steps during the day to feel fresh and boost my confidence and mood.

My stay-fresh, self-care routine is not just about getting clean in the morning! It is about getting clean and staying fresh throughout the whole day!

I am a busy Mom-on-the-go. I don't have a ton of time to get ready in the morning and I certainly do not want to be fussing with a complicated routine throughout the day to stay fresh. With that said, I certainly do not want to end up being stinky either! My activities keep me on the move, from neighborhood walks, to play dates, park time, back yard fun, mall trips, and swim lessons, this list just goes on. I am certainly active and often sweating in this GA heat as I keep up with my 1-year old and 3-year old! So, my stay-fresh routine focuses on starting out my day clean and maintaining that feeling throughout the day.

My Self-Care Stay-Fresh Routine:

Morning Shower: No matter what, I have a shower in the morning. Quite simply: It wakes me up and gets me clean. I don't always wash my hair, but I always shower. So, on non-hair-wash days, my hair goes up and under a shower cap while I wash my body. While in the shower I start with washing my hair if it is a hair wash day. That way my conditioner can sit on my hair for as long as I shower to keep my hair in shape. Then I proceed to use bar soap to wash all over. Next, I rinse the conditioner from my hair. Then I shave my legs. Next, I wash my face. Last of all, I use a body pouf and scented shower gel to give my body one last wash (this also removes any conditioner residue from my body).

Post-Shower Essentials:
After drying off, I apply a few products to keep my body smelling great and feeling fresh. I apply lotion all over and lotion with SPF to arms, legs, and exposed areas for sun protection. Sometimes I add a bit of powder if I am feeling like it is a super hot day and that I need extra freshness. Next, I spray a fragrance to wrists, neck, and torso. Oh, and of course, we can't forget antiperspirant/deodorant! That is certainly an essential! After getting dressed, I often spray a fragrance mist/body splash all over to layer scent.

Freshness On-The-Go and Throughout the Day: 
My freshness routine does not end in the morning or in the bathroom at home! I always carry a small bottle of fragrance mist/body splash with me for freshening up throughout the day. Also, items like anti-bacterial hand gel (for my hands) and baby wipes (to use anywhere) can certainly keep you clean on-the-go. I keep my makeup looking and feeling fresh during the day by blotting with blotting papers. The slim packs of blotting papers are super easy to toss into your purse and carry with you. If I am swimming or exercising, I always carry antiperspirant/deodorant with me, too! I tend to like the spray kind for on-the-go. Also, if swimming, I like to apply a scented body lotion too after drying off and getting re-dressed (chlorine is so drying!).

End of Day:
My evening freshness routine depends on how fresh I stayed throughout the day. If it was a day of exercise, gardening, or swimming, an evening shower or bath is a must (even if it is a "quick rinse" just to get me clean). On other days, that I have maintained my freshness well, I just wash my face in the evenings. What can I say, I really do like climbing into bed for the evening feeling clean and fresh!
 
 
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161 comments:

Rebecca Brewer said...

I absolutely have to have the morning shower even if I'm not going to do a darn thing that day. It's more important than any dose of caffeine could be for me.

porschepuppy said...

One way I take control and care of my body is to destress twice a day by taking alone time with no phone calls and do relaxation exercises for 15 minutes.

evie said...

i like to take a morning shower, but if i know i am going to be rushed i will take a shower b4 i go to bed and let my hair dry overnite. i have very long hair and it takes a long time to dry. plus in the morning i am very rushed with feeding and taking care of 3 dogs. i do wash my face as soon as i get home. i also carry baby wipes in my car if i get sweaty. i love baby powder. i use a lot, i even put it on my face after my makeup to keep me from sweating and make me feel cool.

evie said...

https://twitter.com/evietressa/status/613231158336208897

Kiss & Make-up said...

I've never felt un-fresh down there before, but I guess this gel can be great for girls who do.

Natalie said...

I take control and care of my body by exercising every day, eating healthy meals filled with fruits and veggies and getting plenty of sleep. yarbr012 at gmail dot com

Natalie said...

https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/613313136620244992 yarbr012@gmail.com

Elena said...

I take care of my body by taking vitamins daily and eating healthy

elena150980@yahoo.com

Elena said...

https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/613386019530895360

elena150980@yahoo.com

Julie Wood said...

I take control and care of my body by making sure to eat a healthy diet, exercise every day, drink plenty of water, and I do yoga which really helps me stay balanced!

email-jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

Julie Wood said...

tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/613386697355563008

jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

kellyr78 said...

I take control and care of my body by taking vitamins, getting exercise and eating healthy.

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kellyr78 said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/613398110711058433

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kellyr78 said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/613400810941120512

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steve weber said...

I watch what I eat and I make sure to get plenty of sleep

steve weber said...

tweet- https://twitter.com/groogruxking40/status/613405712778002432

Mami2jcn said...

I take vitamins.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet--https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/613474056743067648

SoJez said...

I always shower in the morning. It helps me ease the joint pain that plagues me every morning while waking me up. And I always shower at night because I like to sleep feeling as fresh as possible. I do need to moisturizer more. As I'm getting older my skin is getting funny and often feels so dry.

erika said...

I just turned 30, and I'm suddenly finding wrinkles and achy joints. So I'm trying to take better care with good face cream and keeping my feet up at night.

chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

Lisa Brown said...

I take care of myself by eating well, lots of walking and water.

Lisa Brown said...

my tweet https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/613670705477988352

Rusthawk said...

Being conscientious about my overall health, including my dietary intake and getting enough sleep and exercise, is how I take care of myself.

Rusthawk said...

https://twitter.com/rusthawk/status/613675136001142784

Linnie said...

I take control and care of my body by carefully watching my diet for sodium, sugar, and goitrogenic content, and by exercising every day that I can.

Linnie said...

https://twitter.com/AmyHadra/status/613727603577335809

Linnie said...

I take care and control of my body by carefully watching the sodium, sugar, and goitrogenic content of my diet, and by exercising every day that I can.

forgot to add this to my earlier comment:

amybelle2001 at gmail dot com

Andrea Darst said...

I take control and care for my body by doing yoga once a week! I love the feeling of relaxing and knowing I'm doing something good for my body and mind! andreaunke@yahoo.com

Andrea Darst said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/adarst213/status/613779930560790528

stOOpidgErL said...

I eat healthy most of the time and drink a lot of water. I know I need to start working out too.

JC said...

I excise daily and eat healthy to take care of my body.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/614624973823475713

mkjmc said...

I take time to slow down an dmeditate

mkjmc said...

https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/615144275521765376

Madeline B said...

I try to exercise while watching TV shows or movies, rather than sitting there.
madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

Madeline B said...

Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/615481023430791168
madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

Tina said...

I take control and care of my body by drinking a lot of water, eating healthy food and no soda!
tina19820115@gmail.com

Tina said...

https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/616311427192623104
tina19820115@gmail.com

One Frugal Girl said...

https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/616312674046058496

onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

One Frugal Girl said...

I try to get a little fresh air and sunshine every day. Whether it's sitting in the swing with my baby or walking to the playground with my three year old. I try to get outside and move my body at the same time.

onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

rachel said...

I try to stay hydrated -- great for your skin!

Barbara Montag said...

I take control and care of my body with good daily hygiene, walking and trying to eat clean.
thank you

Barbara Montag said...

Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/617042290662604800

latanya t said...

by exercising and eating healthy

dlatany at gmail dot com

latanya t said...

https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/617500792962940929

dlatany at gmail dot com

susan1215 said...

I take control and care of my body by having yearly checkups drinking a lot of water, eating a healthy diet and walking a lot.

s2s2 at cox dot net

susan1215 said...

https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/617857520988721152

s2s2 at cox dot net

Rayray Cartucci said...

I take control and care of my body by eating lots of natural and healthy foods,keeping myself happy and calm and getting exercise daily.

Angel Jacklyn said...

MY FIANCE LIKES TO PAMPER ME AND GIVE ME NIGHTLY MASSAGES. IT KEEPS ME FEELING REFRESHED AND LIKE NEW! afjackly@oakland.edu

Angel Jacklyn said...

2ND ENTRY TWEET HERE! https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/618992225175769088 afjackly@oakland.edu

Tracey said...

I get daily exercise, eat healthy and take time for myself to relax.

Melinda said...

We try to reserve wknds for family time, and work only on week days. Not bringing work home, helps us stay balanced

Melinda said...

tweeted

https://twitter.com/MelindaJoy926/status/619585782764994560

Stephanie Phelps said...

I try to take care of my body by eating right and drinking lots of water and getting in my exercise! my4boysand1@gmail.com

Stephanie Phelps said...

I tweeted
https://twitter.com/my4boysand1/status/620074780264427520

Gina Wildorchid said...

I take control by maintaining a regular exercise routine.

Thanks for the chance to win!
wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

Gina Wildorchid said...

tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/620403578969133056

wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

peg42 said...

I try to drink lots of water and eat fruit and veggies often. Thanks so much.
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peg42 said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/620584303899070464
Thanks so much.
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Sandy Klocinski said...

I reduced my intake of soft drinks, juices, and sports drinks that are full of sugar, and opt for water, milk and healthier options instead.

Sandy Klocinski said...

https://twitter.com/Attea2d/status/620605302665297921

nickieisis3 said...

I take vitamins and workout

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I exercise every day and eat lots of fruits and vegetables. I also try to get enough sleep.

wigget said...

trying to curb my midnight snacking

Kerry said...

I try to take time out during the day to go for a walk - helps with stress and gets me some exercise!
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/620712881676550149
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

thisisliferemix said...

I take care of my body by working out and eating healthy. My email is thisisliferemix at gmail dot com

thisisliferemix said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/mommysweetiepie/status/620724506991030272 my email address is thisisliferemix at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

drink water, eat organic and healthy!
tvollowitz at aol dot com

Stephanie said...

drink water, eat organic and healthy!
tvollowitz at aol dot com

ellie said...

I take control by taking care to eat well and get plenty of sleep.

eswright18 at gmail dot com

ellie said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/620760500276625408

eswright18 at gmail dot com

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I love to keep active by working out. It gives me energy and makes me feel better.
Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

mom2twogirls82 said...

I tweeted here- https://twitter.com/Brooklyns_mama/status/620791369146191873

mom2twogirls82 said...

I started a low carb diet in January and have since shrunken 5 pants sizes!

Anastasia Falling said...

I take care and control by getting some exercise and taking my vitamins! :)
anastasia2013@gmail.com

Anastasia Falling said...

Tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/620827420224950272
anastasia2013@gmail.com

Kim Hilbert said...

I take control and care of my body by making sure I stay healthy by eating right and exercising.

kari jasus said...

i take car of myself by walking everyday

kari jasus said...

https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/620966747898707968

sarah said...

i take control of my body by using the treadmill most days
stigay at comcast.net

Michelle said...

I eat well and go to the gym regularly

Kim said...

I take control by eating healthy and working out!
addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
Ashley C

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I find time to try to exercise regularly. It is time I need to decompress and stay healthy.

aleksnearing gmail com

Meet the Browns said...

Moisturize moisturize moisturize!

katie
showbizkp at gmail dot com

mickeyfan said...

I had to get over my shyness and ask the dr the tough questions.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I take control by watching what I eat, ensuring I have some time for myself and exercising.
mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

tweeted

https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/621700329936166912

mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

Denise S. said...

I try to eat lots of vegetables.
lazybones344 at gmail dot com


Amy said...

I take care of my body by eating healthy and getting enough rest.

amy [at] utry [dot] it

Amy said...

tweeted:
https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/621735324826275840

amy [at] utry [dot] it

Henria O. said...

I take control and take care of my body by making sure I take my vitamins, drink lots of water and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

cmd said...

I take control of my health by choosing organic foods.

cmd said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/cmd277/status/621854139526578177

monsterbelle1 said...

A nice long walk every day helps along with a healthy diet and plenty of water.

jessica holybee said...

I took control of my health by quitting sugar and eating whole foods

Karen said...

A daily morning shower is a must for me :)

ms-texas said...

i take control of my body with good daily hygiene, healthier eating habits and exercise

debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

ms-texas said...

i posted a tweet here:

https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/622235329362284545

debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

Karen Drake said...

I take care of myself by walking two miles a day and drinking lots of water.

Cody Anderson said...

I take control and care of my body by eating well, exercising and getting plenty of rest.

samdaleo said...

I try to take control of my body by drinking a lot of water, walking daily, eating small amounts, praying...as far as the lady bits and cleanliness goes, I take daily showers and I like to wipe with wet wipes instead of traditional toilet paper, always. Sounds silly but leaves me much cleaner than before.

Samantha (samdaleo)
jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

samdaleo said...

TWEET!

https://twitter.com/samdaleo/status/622595537435496448

Samantha (samdaleo)
jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

cowboyswife said...

I took control of my body by stop drinking soda and replacing it with water.

smilekisses said...

I try to eat right and I also bike ride with the family.

smilekisses said...

https://twitter.com/smilekisses/status/622848774721961988

Hotsnotty2 said...

I take control and care of my body by drinking a lot of water and going to the gym at least three times a week!

Hotsnotty2 said...

https://twitter.com/Hotsnotty2/status/622908218780487680

vranab said...

I exercise

laroyal said...

I exercise daily and eat a balanced diet.

laroyal said...

tweet https://twitter.com/laroyal06/status/623124070796816384

sarah050 said...

I take control by drinking lots of water, eating good foods, taking daily vitamins and exercising!

clc408 said...

I start the day with a warm shower, eat a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables and exercise daily.

clc408 said...

Tweet
https://twitter.com/clc408/status/623259318637469696

Erica C. said...

I exercise daily.

jtwark said...

I take care of my body through nutrition

JOE GERSCH

JOEBISSY@mail.com

Aurelie Red said...

I take care of myself by drinking water (neither alcohol nor soda), eating fresh vegetables everyday and avoiding sun.
redaurelie(at)gmail(dot)com

Aurelie Red said...

My tweet https://twitter.com/AurelieRed/status/623485505326288896
redaurelie(at)gmail(dot)com

Amanda Sakovitz said...

I eat well and exercise.
POKERGRL8 at gmail.com

Amanda Sakovitz said...

https://twitter.com/aes529/status/623487277185015812
POKERGRL8 at gmail.com

Linda said...

I take control by eating healthy and getting plenty of exercise.

April said...

I take control by eating healthy (for the most part!), taking supplements when I don't and exercising regularly.

Thomas Murphy said...

I take a shower every morning.

rounder9834 @yahoo.com

Thomas Murphy said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/623588965703118848

rounder9834 @yahoo.com

brendaelsner said...

I have been eating healthier and exercising more.

brat52101 at yahoo dot com

Julieh said...

I take control of my body bt eating healthy and exercising
Honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

Julieh said...

https://twitter.com/heidiho5152/status/623599664953081856
Honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

saturdaynightfever said...

I try to stay away from processed sugars.

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

Jackie Burns said...

I take control and care for my body by drinking water, eating healthy, exercising, and working w/ a wholistic practitioner to avoid traditional medical care.

SexyBrat said...

We eat healthy and exercise.

Lisa Voyce said...

I try to eat right, exercise, drink plenty of water, taken cranberry supplements and other vitamins such as iron which target more of a woman's needs.

Ceecjjj said...

I take control by getting lots of exercise, eat fresh vegetables and drink lots of water!

Lisa Pecora said...

I try to eat healthy, drink lots of water, and exercise.

motioncitycutie(at)aol(dot)com

bev said...

I drink lots of water, take vitamins, walk when I can and try to eat healthy. Thanks for the giveaway!

Stephanie Larison said...

I take control and take care of myself by drinking only water. I cut out sodas at the beginning of the year, and I feel great!

Stephanie Larison said...

https://twitter.com/Stephanie64030/status/623695481579794436

Leela said...

Homemade meals and staying active.

Betty C said...

I take control by eating a well balanced diet and getting plenty of sleep.

Betty C said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/623774885819600896

Susan Smoaks said...

I exercise and eat healthy to take control and care for my body. I love to feel energetic and healthy!

Francine said...

eating healthy and drinking water.

angie lilly said...

The absolute biggest way that I care for my body is to live a vegetarian lifestyle.
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/623914153820975104
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

Jerry Marquardt said...

I control my body by taking vitamins.

Jerry Marquardt said...

I publicly Tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/versatileer/status/623923133603573760

Erica Best said...

i cook at home as much as i can and drink a ton of water

Erica Best said...

i cook at home as much as i can and drink a ton of water

Erica Best said...

https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/623922448744906752

Erica Best said...

https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/623922448744906752

Kathleen Hand said...

I have switched my dr pepper out for water.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

I take care by not smoking, not drinking alcohol and watching my sugar level. I do not drink caffeinated coffee or tea.
seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

https://twitter.com/SeymaShabbir/status/623973332938047488
seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

laurasloves said...

I take control and take care of my body by running 5 miles each evening.
Laurie Emerson
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

tina reynolds said...

I take control by being active every day

Tabathia B said...

I drink plenty of water

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

tina reynolds said...

https://twitter.com/eaglesforjack/status/623986049652359168

Tabathia B said...

tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/623985807788015616

tbarrettno1@gmail.com

Kathryn C said...

#SweepstakesEntry-- comment

I take better care of my body/health by not consuming so much sugar

KC
kacor7@hotmail.com

Kathryn C said...

my #SweepstakesEntry tweet:

https://twitter.com/thrincor/status/623997057267838976

KC
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Welcome to My World said...

https://twitter.com/davisesq212/status/624009756571791360

Welcome to My World said...

I take control of my body and my health by ensuring I get a lot of sleep every night.



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