New Moms Guide To Keeping Your Glow After Labor
We tend to wear our new mom-ness on our face from bags, dark circles, or not even caring about our appearance in general after giving birth. For some moms “letting themselves go” after having a baby can be a confidence blocker. Making sure you take care of yourself along with with your little one is very important. Keeping your glow during postpartum can help you feel a lot better about yourself and your new situation. You know what they say “When you look good you feel good.”
I know it’s easier said than done. That “nap when the baby is napping” advice every experienced mom gives is hard to do. Half of the time you’re not sleepy when they’re sleepy, you have a list of chores to do, and you FINALLY have a chance to do it without distraction, or you want to soak in some me time every chance you get. Don’t worry I get it. However, sleep is critical! It is important to achieve as many zZzz as you can to keep yourself looking refreshed.
2. Face Wash.
EVERYONE should have a skincare regimen. If you don’t this is the perfect time to start. Find a nice purifying face wash to keep your skin looking young and to give you that glow.
I am always surprised at how many women do not exfoliate their skin. Exfoliating helps remove the top layer of dead skin cells to keep your skin fresh, soft and smooth. Your WHOLE ENTIRE BODY should get exfoliated at least once a week. Exfoliating your face at least once or twice a week will help maintain that glow.
Moisturizing your skin is very important. Not only does it keep your skin hydrated but it is also anti-aging. By keeping your skin moisturized you’re helping it fight against aging and wrinkles. I have two moisturizers I use, organic coconut oil during the night, GNC vitamin A, D, C cream during the day.
5. Face Mask.
A face mask gives your skin that extra care that it needs. Find a face mask that fits your particular needs. Whether it is hydration, distress, refresh, etc. Find a face mask that will help give your skin that extra care and POP.
6. Eye Mask.
Soothe those tired eyes with a cold soothing eye mask. Eye mask will help rid swollen eyes and dark circles.
7. Lip Scrub.
A lip scrub will have your lips feeling super kissable! Postpartum tends to dry us, new moms, out, including our lips. A great way to keep them looking fresh is with a lip scrub. You can purchase a lip scrub or make your own using a 1/2 teaspoon of (each) coconut oil and brown sugar or honey and brown sugar. Scrub gently for 30 seconds, rinse, apply chapstick, or coconut oil after the scrub.
8. Applying light makeup (or more)
What is makeup after having a child?..... like seriously. I use to think it was unnecessary to apply makeup because I had more important things to do, like take care of my new baby. Applying makeup, for some, gives you that boost of confidence you may need after having a little one. Wear it even if you have nowhere to go.
9. Drink Water
Water is essential for everything internally and externally. Drinking water helps keep your skin stay hydrated, clear and glowing. Water should be your primary source of hydration during the day. Strive for your eight cups per day and more! If you are a coffee, tea or pop/soda drinker, drink your eight cups of H20 and match a cup of water with your other beverages. (ex. Drink and 8 oz cup of coffee, drink 8 oz cup of water along with it or directly after)
10. Take a Walk
There’s something about fresh air and walking that can get your positive emotions pumping. Both have been said to be mood lifters along with having weight loss benefits. Try taking a 15-30 minute stroll with your little ones as often as you can. If the weather is too hot or cold, try going to your local community center and walking on the indoor track or take a drive to your nearest mall and circle each floor. TRY your hardest not to do too much retail therapy while you’re there.
Having the responsibility of a newborn can be very time consuming for us mothers . However, we cannot forget to take care of ourselves as well. Take care of your self mainly for your own self confidence and for your partner as well. When you are at your best, so are they and vice versa.