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 and you cannot use Retinol (the common solution) when breastfeeding, so use moisturizer packed with SPF to help keep dark spots from getting worse, she says.
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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