Whenever there is a special event, I go in full prep mode and this includes proper body care head to toe, usually a day ahead. Today, I want to share what I did for the days leading up to my son Daniel’s first communion – a huge milestone in our family, a celebration and a chance to get dressed up. As you can see from the photo, I wore a blue dress to match my son’s suit, I bought this well in advance when it was still snowing here in NJ (the event took place in early May). We invited friends and family and had a small gathering in our house. For the church ceremony, our entire family got dressed up. This was a very happy moment for me as a mom, seeing my son have his first communion because it is a big tradition in both our faith and cultures.
To prepare for this day, I used St. Ives® Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub, perfect for deeply exfoliating and gentle enough for my skin. St. Ives® offers a range of sulfate-free, paraben free products which are lovely and leave your skin feeling ready for hair removal, shaving or waxing. Naturally, I took care of this process a few days before and by the day of my son’s communion, all set for my blue dress, shoes, hair, etc. Part of my body care includes hydration and using products that won’t make my skin feel dry, this is particularly tough because I have to select moisturizing washing products very carefully. I found the St. Ives® Oatmeal and Shea Butter wash ideal for using it everyday, it is 100% moisturizing, soothing and dermatologist tested.
What’s your special going out prep mode ritual? Let me know in the comments section.
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