Break Up With Your Makeup – My 5 Tips for Healthy Skin

As a new mom, one thing is for certain – I have zero time {or energy} to wear makeup anymore. I’ve never been one to wear lots of heavy makeup ever in my life, but pre-baby I would always throw on a bit of powder to even out my skin tone, a little bronzer for some color & a touch of mascara for good measure whenever I would be out and about.

Now I’m lucky if I get to shower {or wash my hair!} each day!

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My priorities certainly have changed quite a bit, but I think its most certainly for the better. Its nice to spend time doing what matters, taking care of my little man, how I look leaving the house is not always at the top of my list – and I’m cool with that. But I have noticed a big change in my skin in the past year, since becoming pregnant and today I wanted to share with you a few things I do to keep my skin healthy.

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Here are my 5 tips – Feel free to share what keeps your skin healthy too!

  1. Drink More Water! – So SO important. I find that a really killer water bottle {with a straw!} allows me to drink more water more easily & helps me keep track throughout the day to make sure I’m drinking enough.
  2. Daily Vitamins! – Ever since becoming pregnant I’ve routinely taken a prenatal vitamin. It’s done wonders for my hair & nails and I think I’ve noticed a difference in my skin too!
  3. Wear Sunscreen! – My favorite moisturizers always have {at least} SPF 20 in them because I always want to make sure I’m applying protection to my face. I used to really be into laying out but now {that I’m 30!} I won’t leave the house for a walk without a hat & sunglasses to protect my face.
  4. Less is More! – I really feel that my skin has had less breakouts & has been feeling so great lately is partially due to the fact that I haven’t been wearing much {if any!} make-up. Sure, I throw on a little somthin’ somethin’ if I’m heading out for the night or somewhere special {but with a new baby, that is a rare occasion} and I think that allowing my face to breathe free & clear of makeup works wonders!
  5. Exercise, Eat Right & Sleep – These things have somewhat been on the back burner the past few months but they are making a comeback in my life for sure because I know how much they affect my mental, physical and emotional wellbeing {especially my skin!}

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 Today’s post was brought to you by Mirvaso from Galderma Laboratories, L.P.    Mirvaso is used for the treatment of persistent facial erythema of rosacea OR the treatment of persistent facial redness of rosacea.  Even though I don’t personally struggle with those conditions, taking care of the skin rather than masking it is the way to go. 

Break up with your makeup –  stop concealing and start healing. 

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Patty O June 22, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Your skin is as beautiful as Brooks!

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