During pregnancy, everyone will say that you have that “pregnant glow.” I heard it a lot but didn’t really realize it until looking back on some of my maternity photos. For some reason, you lose that glow post-baby, ironically when you’re probably the happiest you’ve ever been. I’m guessing it’s because of the change in hormones, and also the sleep deprivation. I think the lack of sleep is definitely what stole my glow! While I don’t have time these days for long skincare and beauty routines, there are a few products up my sleeve that are totally helping this mama out! Read on to learn more about my new mom beauty essentials.
The first step to my skincare routine is washing my face. I make a point to wash my face every morning and evening, no matter how tired I am. I start off first by removing my makeup with cleansing towelettes. I’m obsessed with these pink grapefruit ones from Burt’s Bees. They smell so good and they’re gentle yet totally effective in removing makeup. I always have a pack of these in my car too because they’re really refreshing on the go.
After washing my face, I use a facial moisturizer. I’ve been using Burt’s Bees products for years so I was so excited when they launched some of these new skincare products. I’ve been using the Burt’s Bees Skin Nourishment Day Lotion and really love it. It has one of nature’s most nutrient-rich ingredients in it, Royal jelly, that contains a whole bunch of essential amino acids, vitamins, along with antioxidants. I especially love that it has an SPF15 because sun protection is so key in helping keep your skin looking young and fresh! A little goes a long way too. I find that one pump will easily cover my whole face.
Mascara is a crucial step to my beauty routine since I feel like it makes my eyes look a little more awake!
My final step is always lipstick. I LOVE the Burt’s Bees lipsticks but lately I’ve been really into their lip crayons. They’re creamy, full-coverage, and come in both matte and gloss finishes, depending what you prefer. Because of the shea butter, the crayons are extra hydrating. This Niagara Overlook shade, which is matte, has been my go-to! They also recently launched four new shades this year, including a gorgeous nude shade called Nile Nude that I’m very excited about.
Another great natural lip product fave are these new tinted lip oils! As soon as I heard about them, I couldn’t wait to check them out! They give just a little hint of color and a bit of shine, but they’re moisturizing and not sticky in the least. They are formulated with Meadowfoam Seed Oil and Coconut Oil and are supposed to help reduce the appearance of fine lines plus also strengthen your lip’s delicate skin. These are what I wear around the house most days. Even in sweats and a messy bun, a little lip color is necessary!
The thing I love most about Burt’s Bees is how natural their products are. I’m always hugging and kissing Augustine and, knowing how absorbent newborn skin is, I have to think about what I’m transferring on to him. Products that are natural and lacking in harmful ingredients are just as important to me now as they were when I was pregnant.
Life has never been busier these days, and I know it will just get more and more crazy. I’m happy I have some products though that make me feel put together. As a new mom, I can’t tell you how satisfying that is! And knowing that these products are natural and won’t cause me (or Augustine) harm makes me love them even more!
Do any of you moms have beauty or skincare products that you rely on? I’d love to hear!
Disclosure: Big thanks to Burt’s Bees for partnering with me on this post. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own. I love working with brands that I genuinely love and stand behind!