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Being a new mom poses challenges that can take a toll on a woman’s appearance. Following the birth of a child, a mother’s priorities shift from taking care of herself to caring for their new bundle of joy. From developing dark spots (hyperpigmentation), to losing her glow and dealing with acne she never had before, new mothers may experience a number of skin problems.

Throughout the years, as their little one achieves exciting milestones from first steps to high school graduation, her daily beauty routine may become a distant memory. Coming from an ancestry of hard-working mothers, the stresses of motherhood tend to come out in the skin, leaving it lifeless and dull.

While motherhood is one of the hardest jobs a woman can have, that doesn’t mean it should show.

Now, thanks to Olay, My Black Is Beautiful, and their #BeAgeless campaign, new moms everywhere can maintain their ageless beauty with ease, during any stage of motherhood and beyond. For a handful of Mother’s Day skincare tips from Olay, sure to help new moms bounce back and conquer being a new mother with beautiful, rejuvenated skin, keep scrolling …

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Photo credit: Olay

Look well-rested
With sleeping less becoming the new normal, this can cause a disruption in your body’s circulation system where it can’t get rid of toxins that cause dark circles under the eyes, a common issue for African American skin. Instantly brighten your eye area with Olay Regenerist Luminous Dark Circle Correcting HydraSwirl Eye Cream. It uses a distinguished dual-swirl formula with a gel to hydrate and a cream to reduce the appearance of dark circles.

Protect your skin
African American skin has a higher concentration of melanin, which offers some natural protections against sunburn and premature aging. Though darker complexions do not visibly burn, sun damage can still lead to uneven skin tone, and worst-case scenario — cancer. With your busy schedule, it can be difficult to remember to provide additional protection for your skin. Always include Olay Regenerist Luminous Brightening & Protection Lotion with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in your purse or diaper dag, so you can remember to apply protection while on the go.

Drink plenty of water
Studies show that more than half of your skin is made up of water. And, when your skin doesn’t receive a sufficient amount of water, it can become dry, tight and flaky — all signs of dehydration. Keep your skin hydrated and radiant by consuming at least 8 glasses daily. Water is also essential to clean and vitalized skin by ridding the body of toxins and impurities that can cause acne.

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
After finding time to take a warm shower and wash your face (try Olay’s Brightening Cream Cleanser), it is important to replenish your skin’s essential oils that may have washed away with dirt and other debris accumulated throughout the day. For use day or night, Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream instantly energizes, hydrates and deeply penetrates the skin’s surface to reduce the appearance of dark spots and restore its natural glow.

Pamper yourself overnight
Once your little one has drifted off to sleep, it’s a great opportunity to enjoy “me” time. Pampering yourself with a facial is always a great idea with Olay Regenerist Luminous Overnight Mask. This gel-based mask absorbs throughout the night and is formulated with vitamin B3, mulberry extract and humectants so you can wake up to radiant, glowing skin.

Show us how you use these skincare tips in your beauty routine. Tag @Olay and use #MBIB #Ageless to join the conversation.

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