Once you have a baby, you won’t be getting much beauty sleep, ot time for your hair or makeup or anything else, but there are things you can do to fight postpartum fatique and to feel as much like your pretty self as possible. My sister is a mom herself, so it was great to be able to turn to her for advice. Here are a 5 ways to fight postpartum fatique:
Stay hydrated: Drink tons of water. Aim for atleast eight to ten glasses a day. Simply drinking enough water can help you fight the stress on your skin, though it seems counterintuitive, drinking plenty of water helps combat water retention, which you would be experiencing now!. Keep your skin hydrated from the outside too. Don’t skinp on the moisturizer and apply a hydrating mask once or twice a week.
Exfoliate: Use a gentle exoliant, preferably one that contains moisturizers, to brighten your skin and keep it soft.
Take care of your hands: You will likely be washing your hands more often than before, which can quickly dry out your skin and make your hands look ten years older than they are. You can avoid that by keeping hand cream right next to the hand soap and applying it often. Make sure that the hand cream is free of synthetic chemicals and fragrances that might irritate your baby’s skin. If you keep hand sanitizer around, choose a brand that’s non-toxic.
Do your makeup under a minute: It’s unlikely you’ll have time for your normal makeup routine, so try using a cream blush that works for eyes, cheeks and lips. Apply a little to the lips, little to the cheeks and a little to the eyelids, then add a swipe of mascara and you’re good to go. If you have a little extra time, apply some under-eye concealer to minimize the dark circles that are probably showing up right now.
Ponytail your Hair: Remember that the ponytail is your friend. Don’t have time to blow out your hair perfectly right now? There is nothing wrong with pulling your hair back into a ponytail. It can look youthful and sport or sleep and sophisticated or messy and sexy. Mix up he style – pull it back completely one day, pull a few strands out to frame your face the next. Or twist the ponytail into a bun and stick the ends into a hair clip. Put on a pair of hoop earringsand you’ll be amazed at how together you look. If you have short hair, run a little gel through it, part it on the side, and tuck it behind your ears for a sleek and smart look.