Becoming a new mom is an exciting time in any woman’s life. Suddenly, you’re filled with so much possibility and joy, you don’t know how you’re going to keep a lid on it.
But having your hands full with a baby can make it challenging to keep up with your regular routine. When you’re desperate for sleep and changing diapers every five minutes, you don’t have time to think about the way you look.
While concentrating exclusively on your child is a good thing, it can get in the way of you achieving your beauty goals in life. What’s more, moms can fall into bad habits.
Here are some of the mistakes many new moms are making with their current beauty routine, and how you can avoid them.
You’re Not Using The Proper Makeup Color Palette
When you become a mom, your makeup needs to change with your hormones. Your facial tone can change radically and therefore your colors need to, as well.
That’s why it helps to have a colorful matte eyeshadow palette on hand when you need it. This way, you can change the color of your makeup to suit your complexion. It allows you to experiment in a way that you can’t when using a single tone.
You’re Neglecting Your Nails
When was the last time you paid attention to your nails as a mom?
Let me guess: a long time ago.
You used to have great-looking nails, but now they look chipped and dry.
Unfortunately, the regular hour-long mani just isn’t possible for a lot of moms. They either don’t have the time, or their local spa is shut.
Going down the DIY at-home route, however, can breathe new life into your nails and leave you feeling great again.
You’re Not Using Shimmer
When you have a baby, sleep deprivation is a massive issue. You can go months without a break, constantly tending to the needs of your child. It’s exhausting.
In a world like that, you need shimmer more than ever.
Shimmer is essentially just a type of radiant gloss you can apply to your skin for a healthy glow. It makes you look as if you got your eight hours of sleep, even if you didn’t.
You’re Neglecting Your SPF Routine
Moms have more to worry about than their SPF routines, right?
Wearing SPF is one of those beauty habits you simply can’t afford to skip. Remember, sunscreen prevents UV from destroying the basic code that comprises your skin cells’ DNA. Once you sun-damage your skin, it’s almost impossible to reverse.
If you’re struggling to fit it into your schedule, find an SPF-containing moisturizer. That way, you can deal with dryness and UV at the same time.
You Fall Asleep Before You Remove Your Makeup
Sleeping in makeup is a bit of a disaster for your skin – not to mention your pillow. But sometimes when you’re a mom, all you want to do is hit the sack. Taking off your makeup is just too much effort.
Here’s pro-tip: put your cleanser and pads on your bedside table so you don’t have to go back to the bathroom. That way, there’s no excuse for failing to take it off.