Contrary to the first days after bringing our boy into the world, where I - as predicted - didn't care about my appearance at all, these days I do feel grateful for the mere existence of some genius beauty & wellness fixes that kind of make me feel like myself again. Because let's be real: no matter how delicious your baby smells and how intensely you're consumed by this new type of love, most mornings you look like you ran a marathon overnight (which you basically did). And since there's nothing wrong with caring about your appearance or straight up pampering yourself to make these early baby days as enjoyable as they can be: here are my 3 lifesaving beauty buys for new mama's!
1 / TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR NIGHTS: CALMING PILLOW SPRAY - SUSANNE KAUFMANN
As you know, I've always loved scented mists (I packed one in my hospital delivery bag, and never travel without it!), so as we were preparing ourselves for our little one to join us aka to survive those first weeks of super short nights, I knew I had to get my hands on this all-natural calming pillow spray - you know, to make the most of those hours when you actually do doze off. It has a lavender base, which instantly takes me back to our sweet family vacations in the South of France (do you have that too??), and a hint of fresh orange oil, which is known for making you breathe more deeply. It's just super soothing, and I've loved spraying it onto our pillows right before we turn in, around 8pm haha.
2 / TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR MORNINGS: DETOXIFICATION TEA - SUSANNE KAUFMANN
Since beauty literally comes from within (what you take in just totally shows on the outside), tea is definitely one of my general beauty obsessions. :) It's one of the things that I drink on a daily basis and the perfect way to kick-start my day (I know that sounds super nerdy, but there you have it :)). I honestly don't mind investing in it, since it's something that has to be of really great quality: there's just nothing worse than soggy bland tea that looks like it has been made 3 times before, while it's actually fresh. This detoxification tea is perfect to revive my sleepy head in the morning (a worthy replacement of my usual morning elixir!), with a 100% pure ingredients list of peppermint, blackberry leaves, cut apple slices, rosehip, verbena, bee balm leaves, green maté, and fennel. Now doesn't that sound yummy?
3 / TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR APPEARANCE: DEEP HYDRATION SHEET MASK - VERSO
I'm not the best at keeping up with a regular face mask routine (though I know I should!), so when I do get around it, I need it to go all the way. You know, a pumped variety of a face mask that takes hydrating my dry skin seriously and spares no effort in making me look fresh & awake. Quite the list, right? Well, this deep hydration sheet mask does the job nicely, and the best part is that its effects are noticeable for a pretty long time, thanks to its many moisture-retaining characteristics. I guess I also consider it a major plust that one of its ingredients is grapefruit, my no. 1 pregnancy craving (talk about nostalgia!). I leave it on for about 20 minutes (or just about the time frame I get these days before something baby-related comes up ;)), and my skin always looks so happy & glowy afterwards!
Which beauty buys did you use to make you feel better during those early baby days? Anything I should really try out? I'd love to hear! :)
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