Try these tips for sprucing up your new mom looks and lifting your (sleep-deprived) spirit.
You may still be working on whittling off those pregnancy pounds, and there are probably days when you look like the (very tired) bride of Frankenstein. So no one deserves a little pampering more than you, right? Here are three easy ideas to boost your looks (and your outlook!).
Take care of your hair. Is it completely fried? Or limp, lank, and lifeless? Get thee to a salon, woman! A deep conditioning and a good cut can help restore your locks (and your faith in mankind). If you gave up coloring your hair all those months ago and haven’t had the time (or the energy) to tend to your roots, now’s the time. And while you’re in a maintenance mode, be nice to your nails with a manicure and/or pedicure!
Rev up your complexion. Like most new moms, pregnancy hormones and postnatal stress may be taking a toll on your skin in the form of acne, dry patches, red spots, oily splotches, and general weirdness. To the rescue: a pore-cleansing, dead-cell sloughing facial, either at the spa (lucky you!) or in the comfort of your own bathroom. Once your face is glowing again, seal the deal with a new shade of lipstick, blush, or eyeliner, or splurge on a high-end moisturizer and cleanser.
Put a little wow in your wardrobe. Chances are you’re stuck in a sweatpants rut right now — practical, yes; sexy…definitely not. Well, a few well-chosen items can make a big difference. Maybe a slim black jacket to glam up just about anything, including your favorite pair of jeans? Or perhaps some lacy underthings or a sleek new bag (no diaper bags allowed!). The trick is to buy one or two items that make you happy every time you wear them.