Like most things, my skin changed during my first pregnancy thanks to hormones, and lo and behold it changed again postpartum (thanks again hormones!). If I’m being honest, I probably can’t blame it on hormones alone…my sleep, exercise, stress and diet surely played a role too. Once I had enough energy to tackle what became of my face I went to Sephora and splurged on all the “best” makeup to cover up my tired, dull, and acne filled face. This concept was great in theory except for the fact that I didn’t have the first clue on how to really apply makeup — and applying makeup onto a not-so-healthy skin, well, it actually looks worse in my opinion. (Not to mention the waste of money, and the amount of time that it takes to cover up…as a new mom time is of the essence). After a few weeks of failed attempts and, honestly, just feeling worse, I decided to stop trying to cover it up and instead put the work in to fix it…this was the best beauty decision I have made and now 4 years later I’m pregnant with my second child and my skin is actually GLOWING!!
Disclosure: I’m no beauty expert. Just a busy mom with limited time who wants to feel her best!
Here’s what I did: