being in this skin after birth

Where do I even begin...

Dry skin. Bumpy. Discolored. Moles and skin tags. All kinds of weird stuff while I was pregnant happened and continued to happen even one year postpartum. Ugh. This part is also hard. No longer did my skin feel or look smooth and like my hair, how do I even have time to THINK about what I could do to make it better. Again, I knew this is all hormonal changes occurring but sheesh, can I get a break?!

Finally, after telling myself I need to get it together, I've managed to come up with some rituals to rejuvenate my skin.

Before Showering
Dry Brush. Yes, its a craze and tradition with its own merit. It works! The only thing I need to do is REMEMBER to do it before I hop in the shower. I use this brush.

Showering
I love hot showers but truth be told, its super drying especially these winter months. So I keep the water warm. I also bought this shower filter while I was pregnant. If I feel like my skin needs a little more TLC, I make a DIY sugar scrub with organic dark brown sugar, olive oil, coconut oil and add whatever essential oil is calling to me at the moment.

After Showering
While my skin is still moist, I use almond oil all over or a heavier moisturizer like an argan oil body cream.

For my face, these are the products I've been using. Thankfully, it is the one area on my body that has not driven me crazy and I think it's because of these:

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I wash off my make up with Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Cleansing Foam or if it just feels icky.

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I use the Acure Organics Pore Clarifying Facial Scrub if I feel my skin a bit dry.

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Mandatory and daily. Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herb and Rosewater is great to use as a toner.

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And to set everything, I use @sunkissalba (fellow Dominican! hey girl hey!) Derma E Radiant Glow Face Oil. I also use this oil after my hair dries to give it a little shine.

What I've also found is that just water to cleanse is really nice. So I rotate which products I use and sometimes give my face a break and don't use anything but water.

 

Anyway, what are you using? I'm curious how postpartum has affected you and what you've done about it. Leave a comment below!