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Life as a new mom can put your beauty routine on the back burner because your little one is at the forefront of everything you do. You don’t want to miss a beat of this exciting and sweet time in your baby’s life. The photo opportunities are endless, and you might enjoy those precious memories if you were looking at least somewhat polished. However, time for makeup and hair is much more limited now than ever before. With just a few quick minutes to spare before rushing off to check on your bundle of joy or make the next bottle, you can give yourself extra attention and lift your spirits a bit in the midst of first-time mom exhaustion.

Tinted Moisturizer with Built-In SPF

A tinted moisturizer with SPF does three essential things for you all in one streamlined and straightforward product: it acts as a facial moisturizer and gives your skin some coverage and a nice finish, and the built-in SPF protects your skin from the sun’s harmful rays throughout the day. Best of all, a tinted moisturizer in a low fuss product, making it quick to apply and there is no need to spend a lot of time blending the product out with a beauty sponge or makeup brush. You can blend in the product with the warmth of your fingers, which also happen to be some of the top makeup artists’ favorite blending tools. A tinted moisturizer may also contain antioxidants as well as skin-soothing ingredients like cucumber extract. There are an array of formulas on the market to fit your skin type, so choose a tinted moisturizer according to your skin type. You can also set your tinted moisturizer with a light dusting of powder to help lock it in place. Makeup for new moms is all about products that perform multiple functions, and a tinted moisturizer does precisely that.

Your Favorite Lipstick or Lip Gloss

There’s nothing quite like finishing off a look with a pop of color on your lips. Whether you prefer bright corals, light pinks, nudes, or red, a sheer wash of color on your lips is an instant pick-me-up. Many new moms may suffer from dry skin and dry lips, so look for lipsticks or lip glosses that contain ingredients such as ceramides and vitamin E to give added moisture and nourishment to your lips.

Night-Time Moisture Mask and Antioxidant Serum

It’s normal for a new mom to be short on sleep and limited on time, so making your time spent asleep count for all that it’s worth is important. Before hitting the pillow, treat your skin to some skin-loving ingredients such as vitamin C, E, and other nourishing ingredients such as niacinamide and licorice extract. Antioxidants such as vitamin C and E help to combat free radicals, which lead to skin aging and the breakdown of skin collagen. Niacinamide is known as a cell-communicating ingredient, and it helps the skin to act like younger skin, encouraging a youthful glow. Licorice extract is beneficial for combating dark spots caused by sun damage. Applying your serum before topping it off with a night-time moisturizer gives your skin a nice, long drink while you go to rest and help to ensure its health and suppleness. This step will help you take care of yourself while you are busy taking care of your little one. The day-to-day fatigue that comes with being a new mom may wear on you, but minimal time is required to look after yourself and your skin and help you to look and feel your best.

Cream Blush

Cream blushers add color to the cheeks while also providing a sheen to the skin. Unlike powder blushes that may appear dry or powdery on the surface, a cream blush looks radiant and more like a natural wash of color on the apples of your cheeks. Coral is known for being a universally flattering shade and gives a beautiful and healthy glow to the cheeks. If you have oily skin, you can still benefit from a cream blush but may wish to set your skin with translucent powder after applying your cream blush. It’s best to put on the cream with your fingertips, as their warmth will help to meld the color with your tinted moisturizer and give a seamless application.

Eyeshadow Stick

Eyeshadow sticks are easy to apply and the formulation, unlike powder eyeshadow, is sometimes gel-like or cream consistency. This consistency makes the eyeshadow quick and easy to blend. It can even be blended out with the warmth from your fingertips. A quick wash of color with an eyeshadow stick applied to your eyelids will give you a little extra sparkle to your overall look. Choose a color that flatters your skin tone and eye color. It takes just seconds to apply, and it is next to impossible to mess up this makeup application.

As a new mom, taking a little extra time in each day to care for yourself and add a little something special to your overall look will work to increase your well-being and overall mood. While the early days of being a new mom may leave you feeling like you have absolutely no time for yourself, these quick and simple beauty products take just minutes to apply and can make a big difference. After all, every new mom deserves to glow.

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50 And Over: An Updated Skincare Routine

Losing collagen happens. Which is probably why the skincare industry makes billions of dollars every year on anti-aging creams, serums, and cleansers that promise to reduce wrinkles and give your skin a healthy glow. But these products usually fall short on the results you’re looking for. Instead of paying $20-$100 on a single jar of false promises, try these natural remedies that help you defy the signs of aging!

Eat More Fish

Fish is considered to be a low-fat protein source that does wonderful things for the entire body, including keeping skin looking young. Incorporate fish that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon, into your diet to give your skin a plumper, fresh look. Omega-3 fatty acids also contains antioxidants that get rid of toxins, which makes this the top recommendation for healthier-looking skin.

Banana and Honey Mask

If your skin tends to be on the dry side, mash up a banana and mix it up with honey to create a completely chemical free face mask that will do wonders for you. Bananas contain vitamins A, D, and E that protect your skin from harmful UV rays and provide it with a clean and radiant glow. Honey contains antibacterial properties and humectant, which will lock in moisture and keep your face from becoming dry in unfavorable weather conditions. Apply the mixture to your face and let it soak into your skin for approximately 15 minutes before rinsing.

Good Old-Fashioned Water

If your skin is more dry than normal, consider incorporating more water into your diet. One of the biggest causes of dry skin, other than the weather, is simply that you are dehydrated and need more liquids in your body. Drink the recommended amount of water for your body type each day and soon you will notice healthier looking skin. To enhance the skin healing properties of your water, infuse it with citrus fruits or cucumber slices to get more vitamins into your system.

Olive Oil

Olive oil is rich and bold, and can be used for more than just cooking! It has been used to moisturize skin for thousands of years and does not leave a greasy residue behind. Olive oil contains good fats and hydroxytyrosol, which fight off the free radicals that damage your skin. Olive oil also contains a healthy dose of vitamin E which provides your skin with beneficial antioxidants. Rub a small amount of olive oil on your face before you go to sleep at night and wake up to a fresh look, radiant glow (and a noticeable reduction in wrinkle definition).

Pineapple and Lemon Juice Rub

Speaking of wrinkles, give your face a nice citrus rinse with a mixture of pineapple juice and lemon juice. Not only will your skin feel clean and fresh, but the acids found in the citrus juice will go to work smoothing out your skin and making it soft. Citrus juices are rich in vitamin C, which is great for good skin health.

Premature aging? Ha! Dry skin? Oh no. Again, don’t break the bank for expensive creams and wrinkle treatments, use ingredients you most likely already have at home. You will be rewarded with a fabulous glow and take years off the clock in no time.

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