Unbelievably, D is now seven months old (I KNOW!) and my body is slooooooooowly creeping back to something like it resembled pre-baby. One of the ways having a baby (temporarily) wrecked me was by making my skin going haywire.
One thing I have tried to maintain, throughout even the dark, early, sleepless days was some semblance of a skincare routine. Yes, this occasionally consisted of me just throwing water on my face but, as I wasn’t wearing a lot of makeup, I didn’t need to do much! However, the following products have been essential in getting me through a time when hormones have meant weird, weird changes to my skin (these will also work wonders if you’re normal and not pregnant!)
I’ve raved about this on Twitter, but I’ve never actually written about it on the blog! I use this every night (and if I’m not going out, during the day too- it’s a bit heavy for me for under makeup). It’s a rich, creamy moisturiser that has made my skin feel amazing, which I attribute to all the lovely oils in it. During the winter, this really made my skin soft and even helped soothe rough, eczema-ish patches. It was a godsend when I recently had very dry skin during a cold too. I have quite sensitive skin (even more so, once the baby was born!) and I really can’t imagine NOT having this. I may have stockpiled a couple of jars.
I have become a convert to facial oils, after initially being wary of them. I will say now that I don’t think they would have done me many favours when I was pregnant, but since having D, I’ve found they’ve worked wonders on my skin. I use two- Argan 5+ Precious Oil Elixir, which I’ve reviewed a couple of times and Trilogy Rosehip Oil, which I had previously been using on my stretchmarks. I use the Argan 5+ last thing at night before my moisturiser (and I also stick it on my hair too after a shower!), as I think it’s heavier. The Trilogy I use in a morning after washing my face, but before my moisturiser. It’s a bit drier as an oil and I read somewhere that Miranda Kerr uses it all the time. If it’s good enough for her, it’s good enough for me!
I really think that these three products have helped my skin recover from winter, hormones and a lack of sleep.
What are your top three skin savers?