Fashion and Beauty as a Mum
Do you or did you used to have a shower for more than three minutes, wash your hair in beautiful smelling shampoo, blow-dry, sometimes straighten and style, get dressed in clean, ironed clothes put on very glamorous make up and wear high heels?
With a new baby, that morning routine is virtually impossible, unless you’re an A-list movie star with at least one nanny per child.
You may think I’m joking when I say, your new beauty routine may be:
If you get to put on a lipgloss, you’re having a good day.
So here are some tips on how to get through the first few years of tears, joy, sleeplessness, bathrooms full of plastic toys, little girls makeup raids and all manner of spills on your clothes, and still feel like you are taking care of yourself.
One very important thing to remember is that people love new mothers and babies. They see your exhaustion as a rite of passage into parenthood. The dark circles, messy bun and baggy clothes let them know that you are working hard to look after baby.
Your beauty and fashion routine is for yourself. To make you feel more human when you’ve been up feeding or comforting your child every hour during the night. It’s for your health so that your skin and teeth are cared for when you have time to come back to them. And it’s for your mental wellbeing. It’s really hard being a new mother with a whole new format for your life. By keeping a modified beauty routine that makes you feel good about yourself, you can feel like you’re in control of at least one thing in your life.