Skincare for New Mums

new mum skincare

Skincare for New Mums (or Dads, let’s not discriminate) – but the sorts of products I discuss, here, are suitable for virtually every skin type. Knackered skin, stressed skin, sensitive skin, dull skin – basically the sort of skin that you start to get when you become a parent. Ha! If your skin has gone slightly haywire during pregnancy, or after giving birth, or if it’s just suffering under the new baby regime then this is the video for you.

It’s actually the first video I’ve done for The Uphill in ages – I need to record some sort of “life update” for the Youtube viewers who don’t read this blog, as it must have looked as though I disappeared off the face of the earth after my 39 Week Pregnancy DiaryI feel a bit bad about it, but time has been short and it’s been enough of a trial trying to get videos done for A Model Recommends.

This video was originally supposed to be for A Model Recommends, but then I thought it would be more relevant – and useful – here. So I hope you’ll forgive me this little indulgence, because I do love to prattle on forever about skincare and I’ve really enjoyed picking out my favourite face soothers/brighteners/calmers.

I didn’t realise when I was putting together the video, but a whole load of the products have a whacking great discount on them at the moment if you look on – I’ve put the individual product links below the video pane.

If you have any questions then please do leave a comment – if it’s something quite general then you might be able to find the answer using the search box on A Model Recommends, but I’ll endeavour to answer the specific queries on here when I get a moment.


Disclaimer: this is not a sponsored or paid-for post or advertorial.
Outbound links are affiliate links, which means that I receive a very small percentage of any sale made. This does not affect my content in any way and does not cost you anything, but you are most welcome to Google the products on a new page if you prefer. Products are press samples unless otherwise stated in video or description and are provided with no obligation to review.
If possible please test products for suitability before purchase and be aware that what suits my skin may not suit yours!

Denim Dress, AND/OR at John Lewis

First Aid Beauty Cleanser:

Neals Yard Remedies Cleanser:

Weleda Cleanser:

L’Oreal Micellar Water*:

FAB Serum:…

Alpha-H Vitamin C Serum:

Vichy Idealia Peeling:

Bioderma Hydrabio Cream:

Darphin 8 Flower Nectar Cream:

Toleriane Fluid:

MV Organic Skincare Rose Moisturiser:

Darphin Intral Cream:

Kyrpis Moonlight Catalyst:…

Pai Blemish Serum:

Freederm Spot Gel:

Liz Earle Eyebright:

Eye Cream Reviews:…



  1. April 10, 2017 / 9:09 am

    Quick and easy were what I reached for, things like the 1-Minute Facial by REN or the overnight sleeping mask by The Body Shop. Basically slap on and forget type of things.

  2. Vera
    April 11, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    Ruth, could you please recommend/review any baby/toddler sunscreens? Thank you!

  3. Annabel
    May 18, 2017 / 9:55 am

    Hello! My sister’s due date is on her birthday, and my other sister and I are struggling to think of what to get her! One idea we had is a “survival kit” made up of luxurious skin care, bath bubbles and body lotion. We don’t want the gift to be too much about baby – is there anything else you’d have loved just for you with a newborn?!

    Love the blog and your writing, thank you!

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