It isn’t easy being a new mom… but when you throw in a worldwide pandemic into the mix, you can imagine how stressful life can be for these women. I’ve always found that certain beauty rituals help me stay centered, so I reached out to 3 new mothers to see if they follow any particular regimes right now that allow them to enjoy a little me-time. Here’s what they do!
Nirali’s been following a regimented skincare routine for the past few years and has been sticking to it post the delivery of her baby. Twice a week, she treats herself to a scrub, steam and face mask session. Her favourite products include the Jovees Papaya and Honey Face Scrub and the Forest Essentials Facial Ubtan Multani Mitti, which she mixes in with a little bit of yoghurt. After her at-home facial, she uses a Cetaphil moisturiser to keep her skin soft and supple.
Masks and facial scrubs seem to be the go-to products for new moms! Divya uses the Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Face Scrub once a week and follows it up with the Enn’s Closet Illuminous Or Berry Bang Face Mask. She then pats on the Shangpree Perfection Essence Emulsion, which works to gently hydrate and brighten her skin. Jade rollers are also an essential part of her regime – she swears by them to reduce puffiness since she isn’t getting much sleep whilst tending to her son.
Komal’s a second-time mom, so she knows exactly what her mind and body need this time around. As she states, “It’s easy to lose your sense of self the first few months after giving birth; these little rituals make me feel more like myself, which is so important now that I have two babies that I need to show up for every single day (and most nights)!” After her son goes to bed, she enjoys going for a little walk to take in the fresh air. She’s also a huge proponent of skincare and dedicates a full 10 minutes to treating her face. Her favourite products include Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant and the Muji Sensitive Skin Moisturising Milk – Light. Her pro tip for new moms? Use multitasking products like the Pahadi Local Gutti Ka Tel, which will nourish your little one’s skin and yours too!