Being a new mom is filled with all kinds of good stuff: curious stares, endless cuddles and cute giggles. But let’s be honest – there are tough times too: not enough hours in the day, sleep deprivation, and you put yourself second… or third.
Real talk: self-care is important, so we sourced the multi-tasking, do-it-all products that every new mom needs to make your life a whole lot easier.
Skincare To Soothe Hormonal skin
Changes in hormones can induce red, flaky patches on your face. To combat dermatitis, you need to use skincare products that are ultra-soothing, fragrance-free, noncomedogenic and good for sensitive skin. Try Aveeno Baby Daily Care Hair & Body Wash (R80), available at Clicks. It’s formulated to minimise the risk of allergies and is soap-free, so baby can use it too.
Nourishing Body Oil For Stretch Marks
Now stretch marks ain’t no thang, because we all have them. But if you want to minimise the collagen layer tears, it’s worth using a tissue oil. Try Bio Oil (R80), available at Clicks. This fast-acting specialist skincare product can help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. It’s also recommended for ageing and dehydrated skin. Best part: it’s easily absorbed and non-greasy.
Refreshing Haircare For Time-Strapped Moms
Fresh smelling hair is probably the last thing on your to-do list right now… But enter dry shampoo – and your excuse to skip a few washes. Try Marc Anthony Dry Shampoo (R100), available at Dischem. This baby cleanses, refreshes and removes excess oil and odour. Plus, it has the added benefit of volumising limp hair. It’s free from sulfates, parabens and phthalates – and it protects colour. Score!
Multi-Functional Make-Up Remover
A frantic home means you need to remove make-up, tone and moisturise quickly. Do this in a flash with a three-in-one product. Try Nivea Perfect & Radiant Micellar Wipes (R63), available at Clicks. These wipes contain micellar water, enriched with vitamin E, to deeply clean without leaving an oily residue, and gently remove even waterproof make-up without rubbing. Done!
Face Cream To Hide Tired Skin
Body crying out for all-over moisture? Got rough skin? Dry, dull hair? Need to soften your cuticles? Desperate for a massage oil? Struggling with sleep? So many questions. And only one answer to them all. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil (R399), available at Woolworths. This product will legit change your life!