Let’s be real, people; being a parent to a newborn is hard work. Sleepless nights and constant demands for feeding, changing, and cuddling (which isn’t all bad, obvs!) can take a huge toll on you both physically and mentally, and while that first few weeks of living in a baby-centric bubble can feel like utter bliss, it can also leave you feeling less than human. One of the best pieces of advice we’ve heard is “happy parent equals a happy baby”, meaning that in order to be able to fully care for another person, you need to take care of yourself, so we thought we’d give you a list of some of our products which can really help with post-birth beauty.
If you’re not getting much sleep and the closest you’ve come to a beauty routine is taking your smudged mascara off with a baby wipe, there’s a good chance that your skin is not looking it’s best and is in serious need of a helping hand! This mask from Dermalogica is designed to rescue skin which is feeling dull and lacklustre, using a detoxifying action to invigorate and revive your complexion. It’s great for all skin types and will give you a much needed boost.
The irony of suggesting a night cream when you’re getting minimal sleep isn’t lost on us, but this super nourishing cream from Elemis is perfect for de-stressing tied skin. Persian silk tree extract helps reduce signs of fatigue, whilst hyaluronic acid provides regular hydration. The aromatic blend of geranium and ylang ylang calms and rebalances and by morning skin is left feeling replenished.
Taking some time for yourself if you’re able is SO important when you have a newborn, even if it’s just having a bath and cleaning off the baby sick! This bath soak from Elemis is perfect if you’re achy and in need of some serious relaxation and the combined extracts of birch, juniper, clove, alpine lavender, wild thyme and blue chamomile, combined with sea salt, warm the muscles and recharge the body.
If there’s one product we would say is an absolute essential when you’re dealing with a newborn, it’s something to hide your eye bags, and this illuminating eye balm from Elemis does just that. It’s a completely natural balm which fits with the Elemis promise and both moisturises the under-eye area and blurs using specially formulated powders, giving you the illusion of having had a good night’s sleep.
Feeding a baby, be it by breast or bottle, can sometimes be a slightly uncomfortable experience – holding them for what seems like hours while they finish their meal is a magical thing…which can leave you very achy, especially in the neck and shoulders. This gel by Elemis is designed to soothe aching muscles, utilising arnica, birch and witch hazel, as well as cooling camphor and menthol to relieve muscle tension and set you up for a few more hours of feeding baby!
Last updated on 30/10/2017.