I have loved every stage of motherhood so much. From letting my little ones hold my fingers with their chubby little hands to take their first steps, to helping them hold a crayon to write their name for the first time, to watching them walk into their first day of kindergarten – when their backpacks were almost bigger than they were. It has been a joy to watch each of them as they grow into their own person.
It seems like every new stage comes with a whole new set of important lessons, so as my girls are approaching their pre-teen years, I knew it was time to start teaching them the importance of taking good care of their skin. With my older daughter taking on daily PE class, daily dance classes and even gymnastic once a week (translation – a whole lot of opportunities to sweat!), I knew now was the time to help her get her own skin care routine started.
I remember my mother taking me to Target as a pre-teen so it almost felt like a right of passage as we headed off to stock up on everything she would need. Truth be told she has been coming in to try out my products, so she was super excited to get products of her own. Yes, even as an adult I still use products like Neutrogena, AVEENO and Clean & Clear because they keep my skin looking and feeling it’s best. I made sure I had my Cartwheel app ready too!
We perused the aisle talking about all of the important steps to a great skin care routine. She is still a preteen so she needed products that are simple and easy and still gentle on her young skin. We started with a great cleanser – Clean & Clear Triple Clear Bubble Foam Cleanser – which will be great whether she wants to use it in the shower after PE class or at home in the morning before school. We also picked out some gorgeous Neutrogena Hydro Boost Lip Shine 60 in Vibrant Raspberry – because everyone needs a little shine!
Before we headed home, I made sure to grab Aveeno Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial Cleanser and the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum to help keep my winter skin clean, moisturized and protected. Mom wants some awesome pampering products too!
– The Clean & Clear Triple Clear Bubble Foam Cleanser cleans skin and fights breakouts in 3 ways – by removing bad pore clogging oil, by treating breakouts while soothing skin, and by preventing future breakouts. It’s gentle enough for daily use, so the easy-to-use cleansing foam is perfect for tweens just starting a skincare routine.
– The Aveeno Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial Cleanser is a quick facial that can be used in the shower 1-2 times a week to help give skin a boost. Made with Active Naturals Total Soy Complex to even skin tone and texture and Lemon Peel Extract to purify the skin, this cleanser works with the steam of the shower to open pores and exfoliates all traces of dirt, oil and dead skin cells, while accelerating surface cell renewal.
– The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum absorbs instantly and delivers refreshing hydration to address the root cause of dryness for fully hydrated skin that glows from within. The oil-free, non-comedogenic formula contains Purified Hyaluronic Acid, which is naturally found in skin and acts as a sponge for dry skin, moisturizing with up to a 1,000 times its weight in water for skin that stays smooth and supple.
– The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Lip Shine plumps lips making them look smoother & more supple, and the non-sticky formula comes in 8 shades so it’s a light and fun lip color for tweens.
It was such a great trip, and another one of those stages of motherhood that I absolutely loved. Watching my kids grow up and start great habits to keep them safe and healthy make me feel like I am doing pretty ok at this motherhood thing.
Now through the end of March, Target is offering some fantastic in-store and Cartwheel promotions on all of your skincare essentials from Neutrogena, Aveeno and Clean & Clear for you and your daughters! You can get a $5 Target gift card in store just for purchasing 3 of your favorite Neutrogena skin care products. Plus use your Cartwheel app to save 5% off Aveeno and Clean & Clear products too!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Johnson & Johnson.