Falling pregnant can be a joyful, albeit super anxious time. One minute you’re on your own and the next, you have an exciting new tenant in your uterus hotel that requires a lot of looking after...
Honestly though, life was smooth sailing until I had my tenant, because as soon as I did I was thrown into a Google vortex of researching things that I’d never had to think about before. Pregnancy beauty was one of them. And while I can’t help but think that a lot of the beauty provisions that get thrown at pregnant women are a little excessive, while I was pregnant I did want to switch up a lot of my products to put my mind at ease. Plus, with my changing hormones and ‘once clear, turned crap skin’ – I pretty much had to.
However, second time around I didn’t seem to be as overly cautious. In fact, I think it made me a savvier beauty shopper and I knew that my mornings would be spent changing nappies, feeding and crying while I tried to understand what my screaming baby was trying to say. Because of this, the products I invested in during pregnancy needed to carry me through the first few months of post baby life as well, as this was the period I knew my beauty routine was likely to change…and drastically.
You see, pre-babies, time is plentiful and so is sleep. However, when you cut those two vital things out of a beauty equation and throw in a bunch of added stress, the likelihood of ageing rapidly is high. Hence why investing in multi-tasking beauty products for this period in time is important. Plus, beauty products tend to motivate and carry me through the torture that is leaving the house with a newborn and toddler in tow, which often leaves me feeling like a dishevelled mess anyway (however at least they make me look like a respectable member of society.)