Becoming a new mother is exhilarating and exciting. You have never been so in love in your entire life.
You’ve also never been so exhausted.
Plenty of new mothers realize at this stage in the game that their own self-care has started to fall apart a bit. It’s probably been months (maybe even longer) since you went to get your haircut. You may find yourself going 3 or more days without a shower. It’s possible that your clothes are perpetually covered in spit-up. And makeup? Forget about it—you can’t remember the last time you bothered with that!
This is all very normal and natural, so don’t beat yourself up too much if the image you are seeing in the mirror isn’t one you completely recognize. But don’t succumb to that either—now that a few months have gone by, it’s time to start taking care of yourself again as well. And there are absolutely some quick and easy mom beauty tips that can help you feel a bit better about how you look when you go out into the world.
- Face Cleansing Wipes: For starters, face-cleansing wipes may be your new best friend. Keeping some of these in your purse, as well as your medicine cabinet, can provide you with a quick and easy way to wash your face and at least feel like your are presenting a fresh look to the world.
- Dry Shampoo: Don’t have time to shower today? Well, don’t put it off too long—a good, warm shower has a rejuvenating effect on us all—but don’t fret, either. Instead, pick up some dry shampoo for those no-shower days. By spraying a little onto your roots, you can erase that greasy, unwashed look that otherwise might have given you away!
- Stick to Makeup Essentials: You may not have time for a full-face makeover, but everyone can find a few seconds for a swipe of mascara and a splash of blush. Keep those essentials readily on hand, perhaps alongside a more neutral toned lip gloss, and you’ll find you can feel a bit more alive with just that touch of color applied in 2 minutes or less.
Remember, carving out a few minutes a day for beauty isn’t about anyone else—it’s about feeling good about yourself and taking the time for a little self-care. You deserve to smile at the image you see in the mirror; that lady is a fierce and gorgeous new mama!
Written by Leah Campbell, infertility advocate, adoptive mama, writer and editor. Find me @sifinalaska on Twitter.
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