8 Ways to Look Your Best Postpartum with Minimal Morning Effort: Because Nobody Has Time for That

Ways to Look Your Best Postpartum with Minimal Morning Effort: Because Nobody Has Time for That
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Here are a few products and practices I use to look and feel my best in these hectic postpartum days! Mornings especially are  chaotic, so I like to wake up and feel like I’m already somewhat put together. It’s nice to feel your best, even if you haven’t brushed your hair just yet.

  1. Invest in your hair. About a year ago I had a gift card to Nordstrom, so I splurged on Oribe Gold Lust Shampoo and Conditioner that my stylist had been recommending to me for years. Holy cow, I wish I would have done this sooner. My hair is stronger, longer and shinier than ever before. But best of all, a little goes a long way so this investment will last you. And I once read that JoJo from The Bachelor uses it too, hey girl!Ways to Look Your Best Postpartum with Minimal Morning Effort: Because Nobody Has Time for That2. Blow it out. Take a few extra minutes to blow dry your hair. I know, I know! That sounds time intensive! I’m talking just 5 minutes to blow dry your hair after a shower. This ionizing hair dryer is amazing and can dry my long hair in just a matter of minutes. Trust me, it’ll save you time in the long run. If I take just a few extra minutes to comb through and blow dry my hair, it can last me for days. I won’t tell you how many days exactly, but it’s a lot. Probably too many.

Ways to Look Your Best Postpartum with Minimal Morning Effort: Because Nobody Has Time for That3. Dry shampoo saves the day.  Extend your blow out with dry shampoo that gives you a lift. I swear by this Oribe Textruizing Dry Shampoo. Not only does it absorb oil, but it gives your root a boost. It has been my go-to for years and I use it nearly every day.

4. Overnight success. To save time in the mornings, I do a few things at night that will leave my hair soft and ready to go when I wake up. A spritz of dry shampoo, a little split-end treatment, toss my hair up in a bun and hit the sack.

Ways to Look Your Best Postpartum with Minimal Morning Effort: Because Nobody Has Time for That5. Lashes. Getting lash extensions is a fun way to treat yourself and give your look a boost. It is so nice to wake up in the morning and feel like you’re already put together. Even while you’re still in your robe! I go to Blush by Brenna for my volume lashes, and I love that she makes your natural lash health a priority. Lashes are an investment and require monthly maintenance, but I love how they brighten up my face. Especially because I’m so tired (and tired looking) lately.

Ways to Look Your Best Postpartum with Minimal Morning Effort: Because Nobody Has Time for That
Pro-tip: bring your newborn to your lash appt!
6. Hydrate. Every morning before I down my first cup of coffee, I have a tall glass of water to kick start my day. I can’t have my coffee until I’ve had my water, so I never forget! You don’t need me to tell you that staying hydrated can help you to look and feel your best. But there, I guess I did anyway.

7. Heal your preggo skin. No one has time for makeup postpartum! Well, for me, I had so many insecurities about my postpartum skin that I didn’t like skipping makeup. My pregnancy melasma caused lots of discoloration on my face. So, I would almost always use concealer to hide my problem areas. I worked with my aesthetician to combat my melasma with very specific products. I exfoliate with Arcona’s Brightening Gommage twice a week, and then nightly I use their Brightening Drops directly on my discoloration. It is still a work in progress, but my discoloration is improving immensely, and I can’t wait for the day it’s all gone!

Ways to Look Your Best Postpartum with Minimal Morning Effort: Because Nobody Has Time for That8. Repair your scars. Alright, this one won’t apply to most, but I wanted to include it. I scar really, really bad. So, when my surgeon told me about these silicone scar repair strips that you can place over your c-section scar, I was all about it. I use them daily, and so far, my scar looks way better than my scar from having Julian! Having keloid scars can be painful, so I’m doing what I can to promote good healing.

These a just a few things that help me to look and feel my best in these crazy postpartum days. I always love hearing what products and practices others swear by. What helps you look your best? Let me know in the comments!

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Heidi

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2 Comments

  1. How long do your lashes last? I’ve been getting mine done for the past year and a half, but I have to go RELIGIOUSLY every two weeks! I haven’t tried Brenna yet because she’s not open on the weekends, but maybe I’ll give her a shot!

    1. Oh my goodness, that’s crazy! I do a fill every 4 weeks. Sometimes I feel like I need it closer to 3 weeks, but usually 4. You have to go to Brenna! I adore her, but also love that she makes sure my natural lashes are healthy above all else.

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