Number one: Really quality vitamins with Alpha Lipoic Acid and fish oil. ( I think in my last pregnancy I was turned on to Zita West, an amazing vitamin specialist based in London. She does vits for Women who are not pregnant too. A bit pricier than Centrum but the results on my skin have been great. You can pick her stuff up in most posh pharmacies around London/UK. Find it here
Number two: Green smoothies and Juices. Again, I was doing this pre pregnancy but have found that a daily dose of spinach/kale/chard has made me feel bright. I will hope to continue this as well although with a new baby...it will be tough.
Number three: Yoga and Meditation. These are unexpected additions but make me feel peaceful and more beautiful in my skin. It helps when I am feeling anxious and self critical.
Number four: Cleansing Oil and massage. Shu Uemura original cleansing oil-thank you. You are my lifesaver and life long cleanser. Hey, if it worked for Marilyn Monroe...but why are you no longer sold in the US? Find it here
Number four: Serums and creams. I tried the whole no 7 boots range when it reached mass hysteria. I thought it was great, I sooned learned in a couple of months that it actually made my skin worse. Switch it up. Find what works for you and don't use the same stuff all the time- your skin gets used to it and stops working! At the moment I like Omorovicza here
Number five: Thermal water. You know those sprays that you see in the pharmacy and think what are those for? I will tell you, this has been probably the best thing for my red and sensitive skin. If the tap water in your area is hard, spray your face after cleaning with this thermal water and pat dry with a tissue. Magic! No redness! A little tip I picked up from Isabel Bellis via Into the gloss. Pure Awesomeness. Brands available are from Avene, La Roche Posay, and Evian.
Above all, spend time looking after yourself. I think our busy lives make us feel guilty for pampering a bit but spending ten extra minutes a day just for you time will make you feel human again after running around like a maniac. Now go run that bath.