Low Maintenance Beauty Tips for the New Mum

Posted on Wednesday, 15th February 2023

Being a new mum is exciting, emotional, and as all parents will know – tiring. But it’s all worth it to give your little one the love and care they need.

But sometimes, you can be so focused on taking care of your little one that you forget to take care of yourself, and that includes the little things like your skin and hair. They may seem trivial at this stage, but a little pampering now and then can make you feel more like yourself and help you get ready to take on the day.

For a new mum, low maintenance is key. Being able to get ready with minimal effort and still look incredible is the dream, and now, thanks to the latest and greatest in beauty treatments, you can make it a reality.

Take a look at these low-maintenance beauty tips that are perfect for new mums.

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Take care of the basics

Beauty treatments today are made for the low-maintenance look. The natural look is always a winner, but with some little touches, you can enhance your features to help you keep your make-up routine to a minimum.

So where can you start?


There are some fantastic options to help you shape and enhance your brows to bring out the best of your complexion.

The classic brow tint and shape will tame your eyebrows and give them a little colour and shape. This is a simple option to help save time in the mornings, and ideal if you already have a set of full brows.

For those wanting to add a little volume and create the look of thicker brows, then brow lamination treatments are ideal for you. Brow lamination creates a fluffy, thicker brow look that is very on-trend, and will last for up to six weeks after a treatment. All you need to do is brush them into place and you’ll be good to go.

Microblading is another popular brow treatment for those who need a little extra work due to sparse brows or a lack of shape. It’s a semi-permanent solution that creates realistic-looking brows that will last for months before requiring a top-up. With microblading, your brows are already shaped and tinted, so you won’t need to do anything extra to them in the mornings.


Lashes also offer multiple solutions for those wanting thick, fluttery lashes, without the need for mascara. Let’s face it, when you’re crawling into bed at night – there’s nothing worse than having to remove stubborn mascara from your face!

Lash tints allow you to colour your eyelashes so that they appear longer and thicker. This is especially helpful if you have fair lashes.

Lash lifts take things a step further by adding a lift to your lashes in a treatment that can take as little as 30 minutes but last for up to six weeks. Your lashes will look full, long and curled, so you can enhance your eyes without the need for mascara.

If you love the fuller-lash look, then lash extensions could be a great beauty treatment for you. Your lashes will look incredible, and you won’t need to apply mascara. Lash extensions feature individual lashes applied to your own to help add length and volume. They will last for several months before you require infills.


Lips can be very low maintenance if you keep them hydrated, but there are also treatments you can have to add a little colour to your lips.

A lip brush treatment is a type of treatment that works as a semi-permanent tattoo for your lips. Adding a little colour, blush treatments can help your lips look fuller while also creating shape. A little lip balm or gloss will be all you need to really make them pop.

While most beauty treatments are considered a luxury, a little help to save you time getting ready, while also delivering a confidence boost, is a fantastic investment to make in yourself. These types of treatments are an excellent way to pamper yourself and maybe enjoy a bit of  ‘me’ time too.

Get a low-maintenance hairstyle

There are a lot of things to learn as a new mum. From learning what to wear to how you style your hair, you can guarantee there will be some changes compared to how things were before you became a parent.

A secret that a lot of new mums share is getting a low-maintenance hairstyle. A style that takes minimal time will free up your hands and means you can get ready much quicker. Ask your hairstylist for some partial highlights for hair so you won’t have to deal with regular root touch-ups. You can also ask them for some styling tips to show you some simple ways to style your hair – you’ll be surprised at how many options you have!

Time-saving hair hacks include creating heatless curls overnight so you can wake up, shake them through and leave the house looking like you’ve been for a blowout. Nobody will ever know your secret, unless you tell them!

Pin down a five-minute makeup look

When you’re trying to get you and your baby out the door, every second counts. But if you have just 5 minutes to spare, you could create a wonderfully simple but beautiful makeup look that will help you feel a little more put together.

Choose products that are easy to apply and long-lasting, with cream formulas helping to create a glowing complexion. Make-up artists have some great tips for 5-minute make-up looks, including how to apply foundation and concealer in a hurry for flawless-looking skin.

You can always take some products out with you for touch-ups during the day if you get another minute to yourself.

Focus on your skincare routine for naturally glowing skin – especially at night

It’s easy for your skin to suffer after you become a new mum. The lack of sleep can make your skin look dull and your eyes tired, while dryness is a symptom that many people experience post-partum.

Your post-partum skincare routine may need to change from your existing skincare routine to help you tackle some of the new issues you may be facing. Choose an effective cleanser, toner and moisturiser as your basic skincare, then consider serums and treatments designed to target your specific concerns.

Some of the most effective skincare products are the ones designed to work overnight. These products can help you restore moisture, treat the signs of ageing, tackle blemishes and more, putting the hard work in while you sleep.

Spending a little extra time on your skincare before bed can bring you many benefits in the morning, helping to create glowing skin that is perfect for low-maintenance beauty.

Drink plenty of water to boost your complexion

Another low-maintenance beauty secret is to drink plenty of water. Water helps keep your skin plumped and your hair hydrated, so it’s worth carrying a bottle around with you to drink from during the day.

If you think your skin could do with an additional boost, then collagen supplements are another way you can give your skin a little of what it needs to look its best again.

Adjusting to life as a new mum can take some getting used to, especially as you try to fit into some kind of routine. With some low-maintenance beauty tricks, you can get yourself ready in no time, ready for the day ahead. Your beauty routine will never be the same again!

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