Call me vain, but I’m super proud of my skin. Not because I work really hard on keeping it healthy and supple. It already is. Dark marks and itchy skin happened to me well into the last few weeks of the pregnancy and honestly I could not care any less about them. Like pregnancy weight, I thought I would lose the bad skin problems too. See, there’s the catch. I never lost that pregnancy weight. Nor did the dark spots on my face and body go away.
Well I did think to myself that I would take more than usual care of my skin. But then #momlife happened and I did not find it in me to spend the one hour that I got to myself when the baby napped, doing skin regime-y things. I had other things to catch up on. Like my sleep. And food.
Thus began my journey into being absolutely careless about my skin. Within 6 months of parenting, I had quit eating healthy and doing any exercise because I was exhausted beyond words. One can only imagine, what a toll it took on my health and skin.
Only a couple of months ago, I decided to quit whining and jump the wellness bandwagon. There were two things that needed my immediate attention. And that was my skin and my body. Today, I’ll address the skin issues.
Like I mentioned earlier, my skin is fairly healthy and I can go on outdoors without makeup on any day. There’s no breakout but the only skin issue that has troubled me is uneven skintone. I was eating unhealthy and sleeping erratically. The dark spots only got worse after that. But I found a set of products that has helped me considerably deal with this. You know where I’m going with this.
I finally gifted myself a skincare regime.
Here’s what I did:
1. Wash face and neck with mildly cool water
2. Pat dry and repeat the face rinsing a couple of times.
3. Pat dry and use a sheet mask for 10-15 minutes. I used a variety of Face Shop sheet masks.
4. Apply the Mamaearth Bye Bye Blemishes Face Cream all over my face and neck followed by a mild sunscreen for days I decided to venture out.
I also added C3 charcoal face mask my Mamaearth once a week as an added step before the rinsing.
While I did not any significant lightening of the dark spots on the face after 4 weeks of application, I see that they have slightly faded. The skin, however, has become supple and soft.
The product is made from natural ingredients and is toxin free and hypoallergenic. It is also enriched with vitamin C which makes skin healthy. So that’s a win. It might sit differently with different people so I would suggest you try it out once to see how you like it. The product is a tad bit greasy for me as I have a normal skin tone so I will probably repurchase this as summer ends.
The product is priced at 599/- is available on major ecommerce websites along with the Mamaearth website.