Health & Beauty
5-Minute Beauty Routines
Moms don't have much time for primping. Spend less time getting gorgeous with these genius beauty time savers to help you feel your best -- in five minutes flat
Tip 1: Keep skin cleansing products next to your bed. Many women let their skin care routines go out the window after giving birth. Chang-Babaian suggests keeping cleansing wipes, toner and your nighttime moisturizer on your nightstand so you have no excuses.
Tip 2: Lather on sunscreen. "A lot of new moms experience hyperpigmentation," or darkening of the skin, says Chang-Babaian. Since you can't reach for Retinol (the common solution) while breast-feeding, she recommends using a moisturizer packed with SPF to help keep dark spots from getting worse.
Tip 3: Don't get your upper lip waxed. When you wax, it opens up the skin to more intense sun exposure and tends to cause inflammatory hyperpigmentation -- on top of any skin tone issues you're already experiencing. Stick to plucking if you have unwanted hair.
Tip 4: Keep face blotters with you. Women who are busy can easily let their skin get dehydrated, which can actually cause it to produce excessive amounts of oil. Chang-Babaian says oil-absorbent face sheets are ideal for keeping shine away and breakouts under control.
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