Beauty | Glow Back

I'm sharing five tips from Iglow Med Spa's Nurse Nataly on how to get your pre-mommy glow back!

For the past three months, every second of my life has been split between taking care of baby, spending time with hubby, cleaning the house, working when I can, eating when I can, and catching a few winks here and there. Needless to say, my skin has seen better days as months of inadequate care has definitely taken its toll. The other day, against better judgment, I looked in the mirror and was shocked to see the mug of a tired new mom staring back at me. I looked haggard and dehydrated with a dullness orbiting my skin that even the most flattering filter couldn't possibly erase. Instead of mourning the loss of my pre-mommy glow, I decided to get it back with the help of experts. After an intense session at Iglow Med Spa where they pulled out all the stops and used Lightstim technology to rejuvenate and breathe life into my skin, I walked out of the Beverly Hills spa feeling good and looking deceivingly rested. Impressed with the results, I asked Nurse Nataly, the brains behind the operation, to share five tried and true tips for new moms to get their glow back. 

{use clean ingredients}
Do not use Retin-A, hydroquinone, or salicylic acids if you're breastfeeding. The best and safest ingredients are hyaluronic acid to hydrate, vitamin C to protect from environmental stress, and bilberry extract for pigment control. 

{hydration is key}

Hydrate your body by drinking one half of your body weight in water every day. Hydrate your skin by applying whole milk ice cubes in the mornings and spraying your face throughout the day with mineral water mixed with a few drops of your favorite essential oil. 

{maintenance is necessary}
Don't mess around with a regular facial. Go intense and aim to get an oxygen facial, red LED light treatment, or laser collagen inductive therapy once a month. 

{stick with a hydrating skincare routine}
Start with an effective cleanser suited for your skin type, then hydrate with a concentrated serum. Layer with Nurse Nataly's number one selling serum, 24/7 Skin Rescue by Nurse Nataly morning and night to help hydrate and destress the skin. It includes essential oils of the purest form that helps to soothe skin, minimize inflammation, and restore suppleness and resiliency. Mix it with your makeup for an all day glowy look. Finish with an intensive moisturizer and always wear sunscreen in the mornings. 

{don't forget your vitamins}
Take your prenatal vitamins even if you're not nursing and eat lots of antioxidant rich fruit and vegetables. Use leftover fruits like strawberries, mangoes, or papayas for a DIY acid peel mask.