7 new mom beauty tips and tricks

New mom life typically consists of feeding your baby, bursts of sleep, changing diapers, and trying to keep your house in order somewhere in between it all. With all of those dirty diapers and late-night feedings, it’s hard to find time for a beauty routine. But that doesn’t mean you need to completely stop taking care of yourself. It just means you don’t have as much time as you used to. Not to worry ‘cos we’ve got 7 new mom beauty tips and tricks to help you master a multi-tasking routine. The best part? They can all make you feel more human in 10 minutes or less.

Beauty tip #1: Skip the foundation and use a tinted moisturizer instead

Mommyhood means less time for a full-blown makeup routine. So, rather than use a foundation, try a tinted moisturizer with SPF (try for 30+) instead. It will moisturize your skin and cover up uneven spots or dark circles. Plus, the SPF protects against sun damage. A tinted moisturizer is a good everyday new mom look for when you’re too sleep-deprived to go makeup-free but too time-starved for a full face of foundation.

Beauty tip #2: Wake up your sleepy eyes

If you feel like you haven’t slept in ages, you probably haven’t. Give your sleepy eyes a major wake-up with a swipe of mascara. New moms rarely have time for a complicated smokey eye look or getting those eyeliner wings even, but you can take a second for some mascara. It’s fast and it can do wonders for your overall look. If you want to up the drama factor, choose a curling mascara.

As a bonus: Start with an under-eye collagen treatment or some firming + brightening eye cream from Bella B.

Beauty tip #3: Achieve easy beach waves (we do mean easy!)

You’re a mom now, which means you’re already a multi-tasking ninja. But having time to wash and curl your hair every day is likely out of the question. So, don’t. Instead, braid your damp hair before bedtime and simply wake up in the morning and shake out the loose waves. Tip: the tighter you braid your hair, the more defined waves you’ll have when it dries. Need to upgrade your hair ties? We’ve got you covered! Our favorite is this pack of hair ties that double as a cute accessory!

Beauty tip #4: Dry shampoo is a must-have item

Of course, some days, even a wash and a braid is too much work, which is why dry shampoo + messy buns exist. 😉 Not washing your hair every day used to mean dealing with a head full of oil. Now there’s a solution. If you’re short on time (standard for every new mom) and can’t get into the shower to suds up your locks, dry shampoo will help soak up excess oil and leave your hair smelling fresh, even when you don’t have time to freshen up otherwise.   

Beauty tip #5: Use baby wipes for more than just the baby

Baby wipes can be used on more than just your baby’s tush. Since the wipes are typically dye-free, fragrance-free, and organic, they can be used as a quick makeup remover on days when you do wear makeup. They’re also helpful for removing slobber, baby food, and all the other baby-related substances you’ll find on your face, hands, and clothes, and in your hair. Then, just end the day with a quick face wash and collapse into bed.

Beauty tip #6: Keep a stash of lip balm all over the house

You may never get fully back into a pre-baby routine, but that’s okay. If a bold lip feels like too much, use a tinted lip balm instead. It’ll keep your lips moisturized, while also adding a little color and life back into your face. And since lip balm takes up minimal space, you can stash them all over the house, in the diaper bag, and in the car. Take care of your lips now so they’ll be ready for a return to date nights and bolder, brighter lip colors.

Pro tip: If you’re in it for the moisture, not the tint, some of the products you have now can double as a lip balm – like this Nipple Balm and this Healing Balm.

Beauty tip #7: Serum, serum, serum

Listen…some of us get blessed with newborns who LOVE sleeping during the night, but the majority of us get blessed with babies who like to eat, sleep, and poop on their own schedule. And for us, there’s a saving grace that smells great, hydrates, and firms: Youth Glow Hydrating Serum. As far as R&R goes, it’s no substitute for a spa day, but it’ll definitely give you that glow.

Take care of yourself, Ma

As a mom, you deserve credit for getting a whole lotta things done for everyone else. But even if you can only spare 3 minutes for yourself, use those sweet moments to show yourself a little love and self care. Remember, a complicated makeup routine isn’t necessary to feel your best. These new mom beauty tips and tricks will help give you a sense of normalcy and remind you that you’re still you, even if you don’t yet feel like yourself.