With emergency nappy changes, constant crying and night-time feeding sessions—a new mom might feel that she has two full time jobs! If you are a new mommy then we are sure, your skincare has already taken a backseat.

It is only natural then, that you struggle to keep up with an extensive, daily skincare routine. To make sure that you don’t neglect your skin while you care for your newborn, we’ve come up with some easy steps to ensure that your routine is quick but effective, mainly by adhering to the principle of “less is more”....

Cleanse

Unfortunately, this is a step that cannot be skipped, cleansing your skin is absolutely essential. With the never-ending burping sessions and the multiple frenzied attempts at preparing baby food in the hopes that your kid will actually eat it, it is quite easy to get all kinds of muck on your face. Thankfully, cleansing only takes about a minute tops—all you have to do is grab the Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Wipes and in less than a minute you can cleanse of skin.

Moisturise
 

Moisturise

Skin hydration is another simple way to ensure glowing skin. Ideally, you should be drinking lots of water throughout the day, but we understand that lugging around a water bottle in addition to your usual stuff may be impractical. Trust us, and invest in a high-quality intensive moisturiser—its application is something that requires little effort, but will go a long way. While you can do with skipping the various serums and supplementary products, we can’t stress enough on the importance of sticking to a basic moisturiser. The Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel we think will be the safest for your skincare just now.

SPF SPF SPF

If you are perpetually tired and have developed fine lines and signs of aging on your skin then this tip is important for you. Protecting yourself from the sun is a great alternative to slow down skin aging. UV rays can add visible years to your skin—they contribute to the loosening of skin, pigmentation and wrinkles. So new moms, just by spending 10 seconds adding a thin layer of sunscreen to your face every morning, you’ll be thanking yourself in the years to come.

Speed up your makeup routine
 

Speed up your makeup routine

For some of you, a makeup regimen may be something that you can’t really save time for with a newborn around, but to those of you that are missing your whole drawn out makeup routine, with contour and all, we suggest you invest in some good quality multi-functional products that’ll make the process a whole lot faster. For example, using a foundation with SPF or double up your lipstick as a blush.