When you’ve got babies in tow, keeping on top of a beauty routine can be hard – or pretty much downright impossible.


And it seems Hollywood star Charlize Theron knows how it is, as she’s currently got a baby girl, named August, and her 4-year-old son Jackson at home.

In a new interview with Vogue, 41-year-old Charlize discusses all things beauty, and how her skincare routine– or lack of it – is centred around her kids' schedules.

"I have a baby and a toddler, so the mornings are rough,” she says. (Oh, we SO know how that is!)

"Mornings really are often just a hot washcloth, brushing my teeth and putting sunblock on. I mean, literally, that’s it.”

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"I can do a little more at night – usually when the kids are asleep and I have a bit more time to myself.”

Of course, it goes without saying that Charlize always looks amazing – and when she's off to a work event, we bet she still has the helping hand of a make-up artist.

But it is still so nice to hear that not all celeb mums ‘woke up like that’ – or got up at 4am just to 'wake up like that' - right?

Definitely makes us feel better, anyway ?

Charlize also reveals that her ‘me time’ involves going out to get a facial once in a while.

“I only recently started going," she says. "A friend recommended it to me. It’s really one of my favourite treats right now. I’m hooking all my girlfriends up, or my mum if she looks after my kids for me. It’s really great.”

She adds she doesn’t like to wear too much perfume ("I have 2 young kids and the idea of wearing something that is super overwhelming and overpowering is not something I would want to do”) and that her day-to-day essentials are lip balm and suncream ("I’m always slathering the kids in it").

What’s your routine – if any – before starting the day with the kids? And do you have a ‘treat’ beauty treatment, such as a manicure or a facial, that you get every once in a while?

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