New mums instinctively start to put their baby’s needs before their own after giving birth – although that seems natural, new mothers also need to feel good about themselves. This often means that they’ll skip meals, stop going out and refrain from sleep if it’s in their child’s best interest. You might also find that you simply can’t justify your beauty regime any longer now that you’re a full-time parent.
The actual fact of the matter is that it can still be helpful to pay attention to your appearance – whether it’s applying makeup, exfoliating or getting a haircut – even when you’re adjusting to motherhood. With this in mind, here are three reasons why you should stick to your beauty regime as a new mum.
Post-natal depression affects roughly one in 10 women in the UK. While severe cases need to be treated by a doctor, after giving birth you can boost your downhearted mood by focusing on improving your appearance. The results of a facemask, for instance, can leave you feeling confident and beautiful – and therefore much more positive about yourself as a mummy.
You can expect family, friends, neighbours and work colleagues stopping by to see you and your little bundle of joy. You don’t, of course, want to be turning these people away at the door simply because you’re feeling negative about your appearance. Visitors are good for you and your mood, so feel free to put your face on if it means you’re more content with letting people stop by to see your new addition.
The act of tending to yourself – whether it’s a manicure, a pedicure or whatnot – are mini pampering sessions. It’s not just about boosting your beauty, it’s about helping you relax and wind down at a time of massive change in your life. Don’t forget, you’ll be the best mum you can be if you are laidback and willing to focus on yourself when necessary.
Give it a go!
Your beauty regime doesn’t need to go out of the window just because you’re now a mummy. After all, it can be beneficial to both you and your new baby to keep it up. For similar tips to help you ease into motherhood, check out Your Baby Club.