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My Postpartum Skin is a Mess!

I’ve never been the thinnest, and I’ve never been the girl with the big, beautiful bouncy hair. My fingernails have always looked funny, and my eyelashes are depressingly sparse. I have no idea how to put on makeup properly.

But if I’ve had one good thing going for me in the “beauty” department, it’s been my clear complexion.

Other than a short period in middle school which I never want to repeat, my skin has always been something I could count on. Even though my past pregnancies and postpartum experiences, my clear skin has weathered the storm.

But the past few months, my complexion has been an absolute nightmare! And I’m not talking just my face, but um, other places as well.

And friends, I think it’s time to change my mostly nonexistent skin care routine.

I’m 33 years old, and admittedly, my evening routines is basic, borderline juvenile. Sometimes, a simple face wash, some warm water, and a quick pat dry from a hand towel. No wrinkle cream, no under eye lotions, no serums and no scrubs.

But most nights, I brush my teeth, and skip the face wash completely.

Admittedly, my old routine isn’t cutting it. I’m not getting any younger, and raising four kids, one of which is only seven months old, is starting to take a toll on my body, and it’s hitting up my face hardcore.

I’m wondering if my skin is just “bad” because my hormones are continually shifting. I’m still breastfeeding Paul about 5 times a day, but that’s shifting because he’s starting solids and slowly nursing less. Oh, and I got the monthly aunt flo back in my life a couple months ago, and she’s not doing me any favors.

I’m thinking I need to ditch the cheap and simple cleanser, and bite the bullet for some real power house big girl scrubs. I have a few friends who live and breath by the Clarisonic system, but I’m not sure I’m ready for that type of investment.

If you’re a gal who knows how to properly take care of her skin like an adult, I would love what you use. Please, help a desperate mama out!

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