It’s true that once you deliver your baby, everything changes. Not only does your daily routine change, but also the way you look and the overall state of your body. We won’t be speaking of the post-pregnancy depression, but it’s true that each woman should do something for themselves once they give birth to restore their confidence after giving birth and reclaim a little bit of their pre-baby self if they can.
First of all, the minutes you spent putting your makeup on will significantly drop because, let’s be honest, there’s no time for that. Secondly, it’s quite possible that you will put so much effort into your newborn baby that you forget about the way you look and wind up feeling totally blue about your appearance.
What do you need? A confidence boost! Here’s how:
1. Keep your face neat
First of all, it’s very important that you don’t forget about your regular skincare routine. Yes, you have less time on your hands, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t have time for the Holy Trinity of skincare – moisturizing, cleansing and exfoliating. You should repeat these three steps on a daily basis, in the morning you wake up and in the evening before going to sleep. Seeing your face glow in the mirror can definitely be a starting point!
2. Speaking of your face…
What is the most important feature of your face nowadays? Eyebrows! So, since you probably won’t have time to draw them on every morning, it could be a great idea to opt for microblading – the perfect treat for some much deserved new mum pampering.
This is a treatment that’s extremely popular nowadays, and the good thing is that it can save you a lot of time drawing your eyebrows on every time you want to leave your house, and you will always have the perfect shape that you’ve wanted.
The most important thing is that you choose the right artist as this can either make or break the final outcome – choosing anyone who completed the comprehensive PhiBrows training is a great option as these guys and girls really know what they’re doing. Yes, your brows can boost your confidence, and even though you don’t have time for using your favourite eye shadow palette, who’s to say you cannot have killer eyebrows?
3. Stay active
’’How can I think about exercising when I don’t even have time for a regular cup of coffee without my baby crying?’’ is probably a question that you ask yourself more often than not. However, it’s not impossible to have a couple of hours a week only for you – you can always ask your husband or a family member to take care of the baby while you’re doing something for yourself. Hitting the gym to regain your previous body shape or perhaps doing yoga might be great ways to earn back your self-confidence.
4. H2O to the rescue
Water is a very important drink, and even though it might sound silly, it can be a solution to many health and beauty problems. It helps you stay hydrated and it keeps your skin elastic, which is very important once you hit a certain age. So the next time you’re thinking of drinking juice, think twice.
5. Consider a massage
As already mentioned, regardless of what you – or others! – think, you can find an hour or two and not only that you absolutely deserve it so don’t let that mum guilt get the better of you! However, if you really cannot leave your baby a long time with someone else, then you should opt for a spa treatment – this lasts only for an hour and a half after which you will feel like a brand new person. Massages are known to be great mood-boosters, so you might consider giving it a go.
6. Change your style
Yes, changing your style is something so many new mums yearn for. You bid farewell to the maternity clothes, but that doesn’t mean you have to go back to your old style – if you feel that there’s something new that might go with your character, try it out. This means going out, buying new clothes and even changing your hairstyle. Why not?
The final piece of advice might be the most efficient yet – socialize. The fact that you’re a mother now doesn’t mean you have to speak only to your baby. You can have adult conversation too! Invite a friend over for a cuppa, and once the baby is old enough to go on, go outside, be brave and gather other mums and spend a day together in the park.
Giving birth changes a lot of things. No, it changes everything.The most important thing is that you always feel good about yourself, and so hopefully the above will give you that little nudge you need to do just that.
Tilly Grant is a freelance writer and a beauty blogger from San Francisco. She enjoys reviewing and writing about various beauty treatments and products. In her free time, Tilly loves cooking and spending time outdoors.