So I recently looked at myself in the mirror and was shocked at what I saw. My wonderfully put together outfit was my PJ’s. My hair and skin … well it was shocking…
This brought home the fact that I was neglecting myself. My days of unwinding with a facial mask while listening to my favourite music relaxing with a cup of tea had become a fond memory. They were now replaced with a toddler screaming …’mom’… either for her favourite stuffed animal – which I might have mistakenly washed, or for some emergency or the other…
Now don’t get me wrong as much as I do enjoy being a mom, I have realised that I am forgetting how to be a woman, a wife and an individual. Where is that sexy young lady that my hubby fell in love with?
Lost beneath mom paraphernalia …
While being a mom is one of the most super awesome privileges in life, it is also one of the most all-consuming jobs ever. I think that it’s time us moms reclaimed some me time…
As a pregnant mom of a toddler, I have only recently discovered the ravages that motherhood can do to our skin. The crazy part is that we can do something about it. Have you ever looked at that perfectly coiffed woman with flawless skin and perfect children and wondered how does she do it?
Well I have recently discovered that there are beauty treatments out there that are quick, effective and can be done in the midst of all our other superwoman activities.
So 3 major skin pitfalls of motherhood are:
1. Dark Circles/Marks
Trying to rock a teething baby to sleep 3 nights in a row can make anyone frustrated. You end up look like a zombie that’s high on caffeine. Those dark circles/mark you created while picking at your pimple aren’t going anywhere anytime soon!.. And let’s not even start on the ‘luggage’ (bags) under your eyes.
2. Hormonal imbalances
You are pregnant and your hormones are going crazy. Sometimes you love your husband and many times you don’t. Little things annoy you and you get edgy … but wait it doesn’t really get any better when you give birth and get bloated.
Hormonal imbalances create skin hyperpigmentation and can affect women of all ages.
3. Lack of beauty routine because your toddler takes your R500 night cream and decides to bath in it.