Fumbling in the dark for your toothbrush, bleary-eyed feeds at 3 in the morning and rumpled clothes. If you’re a new parent, this probably sounds all too familiar. But if you’ve reached the 6-week (or month!) mark and you’re starting to feel like you’re settling into a routine, you might want to reach for a few helping hands in the form of body and skincare products.
But what to choose? We know you only have the time, patience and money for a few of the best products, and they damn well better work. So we asked the advice of the best in the business.
Zoe Taylor is a make-up artist whose work is internationally renowned. With a list of credentials as long as her very long arms, she’s done covers for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle amongst others, and worked on celebrity faces such as Victoria Beckham, Keira Knightley, Rihanna and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. She definitely knows what she’s talking about and she’s got a toddling daughter, so she’s just been through the postnatal mill herself!
Here’s her list of the best products for new mummies:
Best for avoiding stretch marks during pregnancy…
Best for fixing your tummy skin after baby is born
Best for healing dry, cracked, lips
Best hydrating tinted moisturiser
Best for hiding under-eye bags
Best for a healthy flush
Best for cracking nails
Born and raised in London, Zoë’s insightful level of aestheticism began at an early age. Initially inspired by the abundance of The Arts in the city, she attended Chelsea College of Art and Design London straight from school. A love for transformation led her into an NVQ in Beauty Therapy, and then onto Glauca Rossi finally to train in make-up. This is where she soon realized that her real passion and ability lay in the creation of flawless, beautiful faces.