I knew being a mom would be hard but when it started to show on my face I had no idea what to do.
Even before I even thought about having my son, I have always been aware of how hard my mom worked for us, and those were realizations my two other siblings and I had as we grew up. I can’t even begin to imagine the struggle she went through in our earlier days, not until a few months ago.
Of course, they give you advice on how to handle having babies when they’re just a few weeks old, tips and tricks on how to get them to sleep earlier, etc. but babies are all different, there isn’t a pattern to all of this. So the only trick you can use is to go with the flow most of the time; expect a lot of mess and sleepless nights in your future.
No amount of shifting with my husband to change our kid’s diaper at God knows what hour can help how tired we feel and are starting to look. Thankfully for my husband he works mostly at home, to stay with our son while I go into the office looking like an extra for the walking dead. I have naturally lost time for myself and it’s not without its rewards, it’s all worth it but I can’t help but be conscious about how dry my skin is getting from the lack of sleep and overall stress.
My face has started to break out more often and no amount of make-up can seem to give my face some color again. Naturally, I started searching for other things to put on my face. A co-worker suggested I get some face masks and some moisturizers but the ones she recommended didn’t match with my skin well, so I gave in and told my mom about my problem.
I didn’t want to bother her about such a trivial thing and maybe my pride got the best of me too but she was so understanding. She told me that, of course, I still deserve some time to take care of myself and that I shouldn’t feel guilty. And to top it all off, she gave me half of the bottle of moisturizer she has been using for the past few months, we both have very picky skin so I figured I’d try it out.
After a few more weeks of using it, I had to make sure to get a new bottle because I’ve found something that worked well with me; it made my face glow and feel so much softer. Now the white truffle day moisturizer by truffoire is right by my side as I try to figure out how to do this whole being a good mom thing! I’m still struggling a lot but at least you won’t be able to see it on my face anymore.