The ultimate (and actually achievable) skincare routine

The ultimate (and actually achievable) skincare routine

THE ULTIMATE (AND ACTUALLY ACHIEVABLE) SKINCARE ROUTINE

By Rachel D’aguiar, Business Owner (@onetruth818nz)

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If the thought of ‘another thing’ to do sends you into entrepreneurial/parental spasms – you’re not alone.  Typically when I see the words ‘Ultimate Skincare Routine’ I think, ‘great, here’s something else to make me feel like I’m not on top of everything’ – am I right?

My advice is different.  I promise.

And to put your mind at rest I’m a professionally qualified skin aesthetician who works with an award winning micro-biologist recognised as one of the world’s leading experts in the science of reversing ageing. 

Lisa Morton
One Truth 818 Anti Ageing Skincare

So let’s start with what you’re doing now.  For many of you – it’s too much – yes, that’s right, you can probably do less and achieve more (if younger, healthier functioning skin is what you are after).

If you currently do absolutely nothing then this will start you on the right track.

Unwittingly those of us who care for our appearance the most have fallen into a trap of accidentally ageing our skin faster.  Anything you do to your skin that causes damage or forces cell turnover is ageing your cells faster on a biological level.

Turns out spending thousands on a course of laser treatments or micro-needling for example, will give you a short-medium term glow but at their core your cells have aged (it doesn’t actually ‘reveal’ younger skin, it reveals older skin cells that are inflamed and therefore look plumper).

the ultimate skincare routine

It’s the same with products that promise to ‘increase cell turnover’, they forget to mention the part about the ‘new’ cells being older than the cells you just replaced and that old cells have diminished ability to produce collagen and elastin, the stuff that makes you look young. You are accidentally racing towards the appearance you were trying to avoid.

 

We’ve heard the wrong advice for so many decades that no-one questions where it came from, it is certainly not following the science of how cells age, because cell division = ageing.  It’s so important to educate yourself on how your skin ages biologically because the skin industry is getting ‘better and better’ at damaging skin to reveal ‘younger’ skin.  Machines will literally combust cells with laser-focused heat, send thousands of holes per second into your skin and remove the first few layers of your epidermis.  The generation before us had none of these ‘advanced’ treatments being thrust on them, sadly we are the guinea pig volunteers being led to believe that more is more.

 

I was contacted recently by an Australian actress who had seen one of my presentations and the penny had dropped for her.  She said ‘I’m 42 and my skin is crepey and unnaturally thin.  I’ve had over 30 laser treatments and now I understand it – my problem is absolutely that I’ve aged my skin faster’.  Marketing would have you think that after 30 laser treatments she would have the best skin of anyone, right?  Wrong.

Rachel D'Aguiar
Introducing Rachel D'Aguiar

Rachael D’Aguiar has been in the professional skin industry for over 20 years. She is an internationally qualified aesthetician who owned her own skincare clinic for over 10 years. She is the CEO and Founder of the One Truth 818 skincare range and a passionate advocate who educates on the science of ageing in order to stop outdated skin practices that damage the skin.

If you are going out of your way and out of pocket to do treatments that cause inflammation and damage to your skin – stop them.  Your future self, your bank balance and your stress levels will thank you for it.

Every time your cells divide your telomeres, found on the tips of your DNA to protect it, shorten a bit.  When they get too short the cell cannot divide and it dies.  These telomeres are quite literally the clock of ageing on our cells and they tick down with every cell division – approximately 50 divisions is all they get.  It’s really not something you want to speed up!  Cells can die (and nicely dispose of themselves) or transition into Senescent/Zombie cells, wreaking havoc and encouraging healthy cells to transition faster, it explains why people can look a little aged then all of a sudden very, very old.  Again, not something you want to encourage.

The moral of the story is to aim to keep telomeres long for as long as possible.

 

We’ve covered how to stop accidentally speeding up ageing (brilliant, you’ve already saved time, money and face!) now how about we get back to the Ultimate Skin Care Routine?  

 

Cleansing.

Cleansing will remove makeup and also remove toxins and debris that may have accumulated during the day, so a nighttime cleanse is vital, it also means that your evening skincare regime is reaching your skin and not sitting on dirt.  Opt for a cleanser that does not strip the skin.  Be aware if your cleanser has acids (AHA’s, BHA’s, glycolic, salicylic etc) they can be ok, but if your other leave-on products also contain acids and retinol you are probably over-exfoliating your skin on a daily basis. 

 

Hydrating.

Your skin may need oil, water or both.  The difference is that dry skin needs oil, a dehydrated skin needs water.  If your skin is flaky and rough to the touch it is probably dry – use an oil-based moisturiser (generally thicker feeling).  If your skin feels tight after cleansing (no – it’s not a good thing!) And has very fine lines stretched across it, it is likely dehydrated, its not retaining water.  Opt for a water-based moisturiser, a spritz/mist product will also be great for you.

Dry skin and dehydrated skin can both lead to sensitive skin where tiny cracks form in the skin’s barrier and the skin gets irritated easily, so choose your moisturiser wisely. 

Don’t know where your skin sits?  Go for a hydrating moisturiser first and see how you feel, if it’s not enough for your skin to feel plump and juicy grab a nice face oil and layer it over at night.  This can be something super affordable like a bottle of jojoba, grapeseed or rosehip oil from your local health shop as its job is to sit on the surface of your skin for protection and to soften the outer layers of your skin.

 

Protecting.

Leaving the shelter of your home exposes you to UV radiation.  Yes, we need vitamin D and the sun is a great source but we also need to be aware that UV rays can cause the skin to mutate leading to wrinkles and skin degradation at best, cancer is the worst case scenario.  If you are working to have your skin look younger and you don’t use SPF you will never achieve your goal.  Period.  Over exposure to UV rays will age you, many suggest a zero exposure tolerance but I question missing out on vitamin D altogether as it is vital.

 

Want to do more for your skin? Great!  (No it’s not an expensive product or treatment that is going to cause damage…)

 

Reduce Stress

Stress has been shown to shorten telomeres faster and therefore will play a role in your skin looking older than you are.  Do something for yourself each day where you get to slow your heart rate and relax.  I know that harassed feeling of not being able to find time for that, so heck it might even just be your cleansing and moisturising routine!  If that is all the time you feel you can make for yourself then turn your cleanse into a 2-minute deep breathing massage.  Every deep breath counts.

 

Stop Smoking

Not only is smoking the fastest way to cleave off chunks of your telomeres and the number one cause of accelerated ageing of your skin cells from the inside, but on the outside the toxins in the smoke that your skin is exposed to cause free radicals, another contributor of accelerated ageing.  If you are a smoker there is no way around it, you’re going to age yourself and your appearance faster.  Please stop.

 

Feed Your Skin

There are supplements and nutrients that can extend telomere life and others that can make skin look younger. In terms of your skin, the longer the telomere the younger your skin (and all your cells actually).  A young skin produces collagen and elastin, has even balanced pigmentation and is strong, not sensitive.

Omegas, whether from your diet or in supplement form, have been shown to be linked with longer telomeres as has a diet rich in antioxidants.

Other supplements, like collagen and hyaluronic acid, can help fatten out what I call ‘the mattress’, of your skin – the structure under the surface.  The stronger and plumper this is the less likely skin will ‘fall’ in and become a wrinkle.  It also holds capillaries securely so they don’t weaken towards the surface of your skin causing a ruddy appearance.

 

The Gold Standard Ultimate Skin Care Routine

Is one where a telomerase activating product is used on the skin, this will release the enzyme telomerase that re-lengthens the skin’s telomeres – literally undoing the biological ageing process and making the cells young again.  In fact it is the only way to make a cell biologically younger again.

 

Your life is already busy! 

Step one of your New Ultimate Skin Routine: Ditch the stuff that is costing you precious time and money and that you now know is actually ageing you faster. (See, I promised you this advice was different and that you’d like this new routine, didn’t I?)  I’m serious, even if you’re half-way through – cancel that course of facial laser treatments!

 

Cleanse, hydrate appropriately and protect.

 

Relax a little, but not with a cigarette.

 

Feed your skin from the inside and if you want to add one ‘sophisticated’ step to your new Ultimate Routine, make it a telomere lengthening product, one that activates the enzyme telomerase and can actually make your skin younger. 

 

The science makes sense, use it to both minimalise and increase the effectiveness of your skincare routine.

 

Short-term you may not see a problem with this, however the times between your treatments will become shorter and shorter as you see your skin deteriorate faster due to the damage caused.

Dean Holden and Danielle Nicholls
Anti Ageing One Truth 818

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EMBRACE

For a person that needs glasses for the first time, and let’s say that person is in their late thirties or in their forties, what generally happens is that they almost don’t want people to realise that they are wearing glasses – so will navigate towards the rimless and the understated styles. But it can have the opposite effect and it can actually age you a little bit. Essentially when you’re wearing glasses everyone can see that you’re wearing glasses, so the best thing that you can do is embrace it. And when you do, you can look younger, elegant, more like yourself, and inject a bit more of your own personality through the
eyewear that you choose.

It’s always scary the first time you have to choose glasses, it can change the way your face looks and that’s a really big thing. And that’s where I come in, I want people to be able to choose glasses with confidence and find pairs that are going to work with them and boost their self-esteem. So regardless of the colouring, what style suits you etc, it’s about what gives you that confidence.

“By choosing something that you really love, you’ll find that you get so much more happiness, and you’ll get so many more compliments, by just embracing who you truly are!”

The Eyewear Stylist

FRAME STYLE

Stylish glasses
Sarah Jayne Dunn, The Padel Club Wilmslow

The greater the thickness of the frame, then the greater the contrast against the skin and the bolder you’re making it – and that’s all it is really. When you’re looking to decide, ‘Do I want a bolder style, or more understated?’ I’m personally not a fan of rimless, because I just think it can wash you out. Having said that, there are ways of doing it, you see a lot with Cartier at the moment, where they are putting a fashion tint in the lens. A lot of people think about eyewear as just being about the frame, and they forget the impact that the lens can have. It can make a huge difference, for example I’ve bought quite an understated pair, that just have a gold metal rim, but I’m putting a 25% fashion tint in it. So that gives the glasses a really luxurious edge to it.

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PERSONAL BRAND

Your glasses sit in the middle of your face and are part of your first impressions. I’ve had clients that have Aston Martins, Porsche’s, but then they’re wearing a crummy pair of glasses off the rack from the local pharmacy! You can’t understand why people put such little thought into something that they have to wear every day. And when you go to networking events etc, people do notice these things, it’s part of your personal branding.

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Sarah Jayn Dunn, Lux Sol & Padel Club

Dan has been an optician for the last decade and decided to further enhance his client experience by also training as a personal stylist in London in 2019, meaning his service is now a holistic approach to finding the most stylish and suitable eyewear. Since starting The Eyewear Stylist, Dan, has quickly become the go to person for eyewear working with actors, musicians, tv presenters and producers.

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There’s nothing like a little indulgence at this magical time of year. 

Whether you want to splash out or be savvy, look no further as here, there is something for everyone 

Here are my 5 top beauty must haves this season that will inspire you and have you feeling fabulous and a festive sensation.

Skincare: Splurge

Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream £47

https://www.spacenk.com/uk/skincare/moisturisers/day-moisturiser/protini-polypeptide-cream-UK200021928.

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Skincare: Dupe

e.l.f. Holy Hydration! Face Cream £12

https://www.superdrug.com/skin/sun-care/face-sun-cream/elf-holy-hydration-face-cream-broad-spectrum-spf-30-50g/p/823819?gclsrc=aw.

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Foundation: Splurge

Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Hollywood Filter £36

https://www.charlottetilbury.com/uk/product/hollywood-flawless-filter-shade-5-5-tan?

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Foundation: Dupe

e.l.f Halo Glow Liquid Filter £14

Halo Glow Liquid Filter Complexion Booster

https://elfcosmetics.co.uk/halo-glow-liquid-filter/82116.html

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Bronzer: Splurge

Chanel Bronzing cream £43

https://www.chanel.com/gb/makeup/p/185390/les-beiges-bronzing-cream-cream-gel-bronzer-for-a-healthy-sun-kissed-glow/?

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Bronzer: Dupe

 

W7 Bronze Chic Bronzing Balm £5.95

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Brow: Splurge

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz £25

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Highlighter: Splurge

MAC soft & gentle mineralise skin finish £29

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Hightlighter: Dupe

e.l.f  baked highlighter £5

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I love to take my brush very close to the under eye, then taking the excess up onto my upper eyelids and then over the bridge of the nose.
Taking a cream highlighter, lightly dab over the high points of the face and the centre of the nose creating a glass skin effect.

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THE 10 MINUTE MAKEOVER FOR BUSY MUM’S

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Make up for Busy Mum

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NO.1

Start with a clean face and neck and prep with a spf tinted moisteriser like the Ultrasun SPF30+ face sun cream 

Suggested: Ultrasun 30 SPF Tinted Face Cream (50ml) – LOOKFANTASTIC

 

…and mix a couple of drops of BB cream to give your skin a healthier glow.

I use Clarins BB Skin Detox Fluid.

Suggested: CLARINS – Bb skin detox fluid spf25 | Selfridges.com

NO.2

Next frame your face by applying your brows, brush upwards and pencil in the gaps, defining your arch by using a brow pencil with a built in spoolie brush for ease.
My absolute favourite is the Laura Mercia eye brow pencil.

Suggested: Eye Brow Pencil | Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier Eye Brow Pencil

NO.3

Suck in those cheeks and swipe a contour stick into the hollows of your cheeks, across the forehead and jawline and blend out using your fingers or a fluffy brush, creating definition and that sun kissed look. I also grab some of the product on my finger and dab onto my eyelids, as bronzer is more forgiving than an eyeshadow and it can blend effortlessly into the eye socket.
I just love the Mini Matte Bronzer by Milk Makeup.

Suggested: MILK MAKEUP – Mini Matte bronzer 5.7g | Selfridges.com

milk-makeup-mini-matte-bronzer

NO.4

Add a pop of colour to your cheeks and lips using an easy to blend cream product and apply with your fingers for a quick and easy application.
Im loving the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip & Cheek Glow, it gives such a youthful glow with its sheer texture and luminous finish.

Suggested: Colour Of Dreams – Pillow Talk Lip & Cheek Glow | Charlotte Tilbury

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NO.5

Last but not least make your eyes sparkle and look brighter by applying mascara for fuller looking lashes.
My go to is Benefit’s They’re Real Magnet Extreme Lengthening and Powerful Lifting Mascara. I find its super long lasting and makes my lashes look longer.

Suggested: They’re Real! Magnet Extreme Lengthening Mascara | Benefit Cosmetics

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KIM MINCHIN DUNN ON HOME ORGANISATION

After a hectic Summer and a house of chaos, finally we are back into some sort of routine, the kids are back to school and it’s time we got the house in shipshape ready for winter.
There’s no better feeling than having an organised house. Making life just generally easier on the whole with an organised system,
so, here’s my top tips on how to make the house tidy and organised.

1. Be realistic; this needs to fit around your family and lifestyle. Don’t start buying matching colour foods or multiples of things you don’t actually eat or use just because social media made you do it or it looks aesthetically please. Fit it around things you use all the time or regularly. One thing I’ve learnt is trying to make it look like Pinterest isn’t realistic because you end up buying foods/products that look aesthetically pleasing that you don’t actually use and is a waste of money, time and space.

2. Firstly, start each room the same. I.E kitchen – check for out of date food. Kids room- toys that haven’t been touched in months, wardrobe – clothes you haven’t worn in the last year. You may have to be a little ruthless here but take them to the local charity shop or donate them as they will no doubt bring joy to someone else’s life like you once had from them. Any expensive items can be added to Facebook Marketplace or Depop and you can reinvest this cash into your new storage solutions.

3. Measure your space. Before buying any storage items measure your shelves and space so you know they fit. Buy Clear storage boxes or ‘bins’ as the lovely ladies in the US from “home edit” call them, these are the way forward. Don’t be distracted by other boxes, my rule is – think clear, buy clear. Clear boxes mean you can see everything and grab what you need quickly on the go. For the lounge, toys or things you want to hide I find baskets are perfect for this. Drape over a lovely throw to hide the contents. I love the John Lewis home edit range, Amazon, b and m bargains or Homesense for all these items.

4. Labels. Goes without saying, its just joyful for your OCD but they also help the rest of the household to find things quickly which in turn makes your life easier. I also find that it helps with your shopping list as you can quickly check what’s looking kind of Empty and fill it up. Get yourself a DYMO, you’ll be labelling everything in sight, even your husband.

5. Remember…Things won’t stay perfect forever so this is something you need to do every few weeks to keep on top of it, but now you have a system that is super quick and easy to do you’ll be able to keep on top of it much easier.

6. Most importantly…enjoy the process 🤍

One key thing to remember is it’s not going to look like the Pinterest image you’ve saved, it may for an hour or so but get it out of your head now.
You must also remember most of these Pinterest images are in America, where they are blessed with large pantries and the container store on tap. However, we can certainly try our best and bring some Home Edit joy to our lives 🤍

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If you’re not wearing an spf everyday on your face, even when cloudy or you’re indoors then it’s time to start!

Wearing sunscreen is one of the best and easiest ways to protect your skin from harsh effects UVA and UVB rays.

But how does it go beyond benefitting your skin other than protecting from the sun and why it should not be reserved only for the summer months.

Here’s why…..

– [ ] Helps prevent premature aging

We all want to look younger right? Sun exposure is damaging and can cause visible wrinkles and fine lines and over exposure can even change skin texture. Try and keep your face and neck out of the direct sun.
Even those winter days those pesky rays can still come through clouds, rain, glass or snow so wearing an spf is an important preventative to be worn daily all year round.

– [ ] Reduces the appearance of sun spots

Sun damage causes hyperpigmentation which can look like large freckles. Wearing an spf is clinically proven to reduce photoaging by 24% so therefore I recommend wearing a high protection 50 spf. Apply regularly throughout the day. This will promote even skin tone.

– [ ] Prevents skin cancer

SPF’s play an important role in blocking UVB rays. Therefore It’s clear the best way to protect ourselves is wearing sunscreen, it reduces the risk of Melanoma by 50%. So slather it on. Prevention is better than cure! !

So Avoid peak sun
Seek shade, wear that hat! Cover up and wear your favourite SPF!!

I recommend my favourite go to for that all year protection:

https://www.ultrasun.co.uk/products/ultrasun-face-tinted-spf50-honey

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There are many types of exfoliators on the market for example I love a more physical gritty scrub however this can be quite abrasive so you may want to opt for a chemical based formulas which break down dead skin cells and help them fall away. Sensitive skin types should be a little more careful when using chemical exfoliators.
Cleanse and tone and moisturise daily am and pm especially before your makeup routine. Toning will close pores and trap moisture for a smoother complexion.
Hydrating your skin will help foundation glide on effortlessly, buffs evenly and not sit on top of the skin looking flakey, giving your overall look staying power and a flawless effect.

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Sensitive skin: https://www.paulaschoice.com/

Dry skin: https://www.murad.co.uk/product/aha-bha-exfoliating-cleanser/  

All skin types: https://zoskinhealth.com/products/exfoliating-polish?variant=31618259779699

Oily skin: https://www.katesomerville.co.uk/exfolikate-intensive-exfoliating-treatment/10095-ExfoliKate.html

Best overall on a budget: https://en.drsturm.com/facial-scrub/?setCurrencyId=1&sku=50-100-04&redirect=disabled&gclid=Cj0KCQjw94WZBhDtARIsAKxWG-8_cSppDTRJmcUHBZ4lyxRt6YdBSTRM18il7y3vxyUC3H5WlMjr634aAncAEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

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Introducing our new Beauty Columnist, Mum and Celebrity Make Up Artist, Sally Rowe!

Sally is the go to MUA for many stars, from red carpet events, magazine shoots, weddings and family occasions, and it’s easy to see why, with over 10 years experience in the industry her impressive portfolio speaks for itself. We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Sally to team BROOD and she’s kicking off her column with us by sharing her top ten beauty tips!

Don’t forget to tag us in any pics or videos or you trying out any of the techniques.

  1. Everybody knows that a damp beauty blender gives your primers/concealers an even coverage. Why not go one step further on the days that you need that extra boost and pop your damp sponge in the freezer for 30 minutes before applying product. This is an effective way to get smoother results and also tackles puffiness arond your eyes.

 

  1. Want that flawless bold lip? Use a fine brush handle or slim pencil and push against your outer lip line so that the colour just glides on without smudging, creating the perfect pout.

 

  1. Skin feeling dull and tired? Why not give your face a superfood face mask. My favourite is Seamoss gel. Apply before bed over cleansed skin, leave for 2 minutes then add your night time cream over the top.

 

cont…. why not add to your smoothies or even take on a teaspoon orally,. Its packed with minerals and has a whole host of benifits. My go to is Angel Jane Seamoss.

 

  1. If you havent quite mastered the cat eye look and need that extra help, try the foolproof and old time trusted method and use a small strip of tape on an angle towards the brow (dont peress too hard for easier removal). Use your liner or eyeshadow as usual and then carefully remove the tape “Voila” The perfect sharp cat eye.

 

  1. Give your skin that extra dewy glow. Add a little illuminating primer to your foundation. I use NIOD Photography Fluid Opacity. There are two variations the 12% for fair to medium skin tones or the 8% which is a bronze tan shimmer for deeper skin tones. I use without foundation around the pool over a 50 spf to create my flawless glow on.

 

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STYLE WITH KIM MINCHIN

STYLE WITH KIM MINCHIN

Kim Minchin Dunn © TOM PITFIELD PHOTOGRAPHY

“…I opened the wardrobe and I was overwhelmed with what I was going to wear!

KIM MINCHIN DUNN INTRODUCES OUR STYLE SECTION…

Hey everyone! My name is Kim and I’m owner of Kim Minchin Lifestyle, bringing you exclusively designed jewellery, unique handpicked Homeware and fashion from across the globe, mama to Romy who’s just turned one and wife to Chocolatier Oli the Choc.

I am delighted to be a part of the brood journey and to bring you a regular style column! 

I will be talking all things home styling, home organisation, easy to wear fashion, styling yourself and your life around being a parent.

For my first column I really wanted to talk about losing your fashion mojo when you become a mama. One thing I noticed when I got home after having Romy was that of course it was life changing and my previous life aka “flying by the seat of my pants” was no longer an option. When I was finally out of maternity bras and oversized pants I opened the wardrobe and I was overwhelmed with what I was going to wear, I wasn’t physically and mentally the same person I was when I went into the hospital to have Romy. Who was I?

Some of you may be thinking why does it matter what you wear, it’s what’s on the inside that matters, right? Yep, absolutely it does! But I know for me clothing is part of my identity and when I feel good in them it makes me feel confident.  I think we can pretty much all agree that feeling good in what you wear certainly puts a spring in your step and gives you that extra boost and as a new mum this is key to bringing YOU back and giving you this new identity –  “mummy” that stills goes on date night and still goes out for lunch with the girls feeling killer.

IMAGE © Kim MINCHIN DUNN FOR BROOD MAGAZINE LTD

I know I’m not alone here, it’s something I spoke about in my interview with Brood and a message I know resonated with lots of new mamas. 

So, what was the answer? Well here’s my guide to feeling your best new mama self, practical clothing but still feeling stylish, on trend and most importantly confident.

  1. Keep it simple. Try not to look too much at trends to begin with, it’s about understanding your new body, the new things you may need to do i.e. breast feeding, picking up and holding baby. Getting the pram out of the car, carrying a thousand bags, changing nappies in the most random of places – the list goes on.
  2. MOM jeans. So, I was very new to a mom jean and prior to being a mum I just didn’t get them, but I thought why not embrace it seeing as though I was a new mum. Well life changing is all I can say. My favourite fit are from Next. I’ve got them in all washes of denim. There’s so many styles out there.
  3. Shirts- everyone needs a white linen shirt in their life mama or not. Comfy loose and perfect if you are breastfeeding. Even better they look perfect with mom jeans and easy to wear for day with trainers or evening by popping on a pair of heels. I find them super comfy and easy to move around in picking up baby.
  4. Stylish trainers. Comfort and style is key here. These will become your essential. They need to go with everything you own and if they do you will wear them all the time and never have to worry what to put on your feet when rushing out of the house. 
  5. Get dressed up. Even if you are popping to the supermarket or to meet a friend for a coffee – first of all make sure it’s a time to suit you around feeds and naps. Whilst baby is having morning nap get showered and get yourself feeling good. It makes all the difference!
  6. And the MOST important one of all. Embrace your new you, your new everyday, your new life and your new body. You and your amazing body did something incredible! Respect it, love it and embrace all those perfections that made you a mama! 

Go get em mama! ✌🏼

P.S I know they’re comfy but get out of those those maternity pants as soon as you can- otherwise you may never go back to normal pants if you don’t (trust me I was close to never buying a normal jean again 🤣)

Kim x

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