Here are a few useful tips.
Buy the right lingerie
Being a mum is tiring. There’s so much to think about on a daily basis, but that doesn’t mean you should live in tatty underwear. Oversized knickers and grey bras are far from appealing, so hit the shops and update your lingerie draw. To find the right boulder holder, get measured in every store and ensure it cups your assets properly without riding up at the back or digging into your flesh. If you’re still breast feeding, opt for a pretty nursing bra that gives you the shape and support you need, but don’t spend a fortune as you might not need it for that much longer.
Dress for your new shape
Your body changes a lot during pregnancy. Stretch marks, excess skin and large thighs are common complaints, but there are ways to disguise your bad bits – without opting for plastic surgery. The trick is to dress for your ever-changing shape, even if this means going up a clothes size or two. Picking up a 16 instead of a 12 might feel strange at first, but the number on the label doesn’t matter if the garment fits well. If you do want to squeeze back into your pre-pregnancy attire, try watching your diet, running around with the kids, or popping to the gym – if you have the time.
Visit the hair salon
You might be a mum, but you’re also a woman, so it’s important to have girly time. With this in mind, leave the kids with a responsible adult and head to the hair salon for a few hours. A good cut can lift your mood, so it’s definitely worth having a trim or a restyle once in a while. You could even opt for a new hair colour or highlights, so have a chat with your hairdresser and try something new. At the end of your appointment, don’t forget to invest in a new bottle of shampoo or anti-fizz spray and replicate the salon look at home!
Take care of your skin
If you’re suffering from dry, spotty or oily skin there are several things you can do. Firstly, exfoliate on a weekly basis, as this will stop dead skin cells from blocking your pores. Secondly, moisturise daily using a product that suits your skin type. If you have a particular skin ailment such as eczema or psoriasis your doctor might be able to recommend a topical cream to help you out. Finally, try and get enough rest. This can be difficult with little ones but enough sleep gives your body time to heal itself.
Whether you have five kids or one, it’s essential to spend some time on yourself.
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