Being a new mom means sacrificing on your sleep, being covered in baby mess, wondering if you could ask someone to keep your baby for a few days while you rest and sometimes, losing track of date and time. In short, being a new mom is not easy.
Hence, use this Mother’s Day as the perfect opportunity to pamper the new mom in your life. Whether you’re looking for a gift for your sister, friend or a spouse who just had a baby, here are the best beauty gifts that’ll allow her to take some time out for herself and ones she’ll truly appreciate (and use).
Cleanser + Sheet masks
Since the new mommy is going to be tied up with her tiny tot, she will barely have any time to pamper her skin or treat herself to a facial or clean up. This can lead to a build-up of dead skin cells, dirt and grime that clog the pores leading to acne and other skin woes. To save her from ignoring the needs of her skin, gift her the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel. Infused with the goodness of lavender and mint, this cleansing gel soothes and calms the skin, while gently getting rid of toxins and debris. The best part? This cleansing gel is suitable for all skin types.
And while you’re at it, don’t forget to throw in some sheet masks to give her skin that extra boost of hydration. The Lakme Blush & Glow Sheet Mask comes in 5 different variations and is infused with the goodness of fruits to instantly hydrate dull and tired skin and make it look soft and supple.
Hair Mask + Dry Shampoo
Many new moms suffer from postpartum hair loss and although this is a harmless and temporary condition, there is no denying the fact that a little TLC never harmed anyone. Gift her the TIGI Bed Head Urban Anti and Dotes Resurrection Treatment Mask to help repair damage and give her tresses a new lease of life.
Add a dry shampoo like the TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive Matte Dry Shampoo to your goodie bag for extra brownie points.
Lip balm + lipstick
Chapped lips don’t make for a pretty sight, besides you don’t want the new mommy to kiss her little bundle of joy with dry and chapped lips. Therefore, we recommend you gift her the Vaseline Lip Therapy Color & Care Chapstick - Cherry. This lip balm not only heals and protects lips to keep them supple but also provides a hint of colour for a fresh and healthy appearance.
Add to this a couple of shades from the Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color. With its 2-1 application, this lipstick doubles as a lip and cheek tint and for new moms, multitasking beauty products are godsent.
Motherhood surely involves a lot of sleepless nights due to crying babies and constant diaper changing. This can affect the skin under your eyes by making it look dull, tired and full of dark circles. While you can’t do anything about the lack of sleep, you can surely help the new mom fake a good night’s rest with the Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift. This eye treatment is enriched with a variety of active ingredients that reduce the visible signs of stress. It gets rid of dark circles and puffiness to help brighten and firm the delicate eye area.