Lose the Mombie Look with These New Mom Beauty Tips

Being a new Mom is exhaustingand it shows. But with a few easy tricks, you don’t have to look as tired as you feel. Read on for new mom beauty tips that will help you look better than you feel as you trudge through sleepless months with a newborn.

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This sweet stuff is great for your skin. Honey is a great moisturizer that provides deep hydration without feeling oily. This brightens skin, helping new moms appear energetic even when they are falling asleep on their feet. Honey also acts as a gentle exfoliator and can tighten pores, letting skin appear its best. Since pure honey can be sticky and new parents don’t have time to deal with another mess, look for skin products made with honey to get the same effect.

Petroleum Jelly 
You probably already have Vaseline in your bathroom, but you may not realize that you can use this inexpensive staple to look more alert. When you are too tired to put on make-up but want a boost, simply dab a little on the high points of your face to create a natural glow instantly. Another use for Vaseline is as a nighttime moisturizer before bed, especially if your skin is dry from breastfeeding or hormones out of whack. Without much effort, you will wake up with well hydrated skin, resulting in a dewy glow that can help hide how tired you really feel.

Under-eye Creams
Eyes reveal a lot about how much sleep you’ve gotten. If your newborn is keeping you up all night, the under-eye bags will be a dead giveaway. To fool everyone, try an under-eye cream or gel. These provide a little extra TLC to the sensitive skin around your eyes while reducing puffiness and adding brightness. If you prefer to stay au natural, place cucumber slices over your eyes while you rest to reduce bags. 

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Vitamin C
If you only do one thing for your skin as a new mom, make it adding Vitamin C to your nightly regime. While eating oranges can’t hurt, look for a high-quality Vitamin C serum that can help fight aging while brightening your skin. 

Jade Rollers
These sleek rollers slide across your skin to shift any underlying fluid. With using repeated upward and outward motions, this tool can also increase circulation. The massaging motions involved in using a jade roller can help skin appear firmer and brighter. As a bonus, jade cools when placed in the refrigerator. Using a cooled roller is not only soothing but can help alleviate puffy skin. This little powerhouse packs a big punch!   

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A Little Makeup
Even if you can’t (or don’t want to) put on a full face of make-up, choose a little strategically. Make your eyes pop with a few strokes of mascara on the top and bottom lashes. If your fatigue has drained all the color from your face, use a little blush to give yourself a rosy glow. Feeling shiny? Sweep on some powder. A few steps can make a big impact and make you look (and feel) somewhat human in under a minute. 

Gua Sha
Gua Sha stones are used to gently massage the face in specific motions. They can reduce inflammation and drain lymphatic fluid. This results in a more chiseled, less puffy look while tightening and softening skin. 


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