Skin Deep

One of the most difficult things to keep up in early mamahood has been a skin regimen. When you barely have 5 minutes to yourself in one day, it is difficult to choose where to allocate that  time.  Now, I don't know if it's the lack of sleep or stress, but my skin is looking a little worse for wear (bags much?), and after nine months of radiance, it feels like a hard fall from grace.  I decided to amp up my skin care routine and really take the five minutes to nurture my skin again. I know I've been negligent in the past, but I have a feeling I can't put off showing my skin the love it deserves any longer!  The funny thing is, once I decided to take the time, it has become a luxurious treat I welcome after a hard day.

My utmost favorite skin product is the Amore Pacific hydrating gel.  It's the one product I did not give up while pregnant.  I was on the fence about using a gel because I thought it would feel too sticky or uncomfortable, but it's so amazing.  It is light and cool and I feel moisturized all day, especially in the winter when the elements and indoor heating are at their worst.  

A word of caution to those pregnant or nursing, check the ingredient list on skincare or makeup items to make sure they are safe to use, since some ingredients get absorbed into the bloodstream.  If I was unsure about something, I erred on the side of caution and just avoided it.  For more info on safe skincare during pregnancy click here.  

Clockwise: Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser, Kiehl's Rare Earth Pore Refining Toner, Natura Bisse Balancing Complex, Hero Item: Amore Pacific Hydra-Gel, Natura Bisse Eye Recovering Balm.