When you’re exhausted and your baby is likely to wake up for a feed at any minute, these fast, easy and thorough skin cleansers come to the rescue. Stash these great wipes, cleansing waters or pads in your bedside drawer to swipe away daily grime and even stubborn eye make-up for glowing skin in minutes.
This Works In Transit No Traces (£17 for 60 pads, thisworks.com)
Infused with rosewater, water mint and repairing plant oils, these gentle but thorough cleansing pads not only dissolve eye make-up, skin is left soft, calm and plumped up. You can even skip moisturiser unless your skin is really dehydrated.
La Roche-Posay Physiological Micellar Solution (£11.50 200ml boots.com)
As with all La Roche-Posay skincare, this is perfect for sensitive skins. If your skin has gone into hormonal overdrive, this is gentle even on delicate skins.
Oily and problem skins can be sensitive, too – particularly with haywire hormones and sleep deprivation added to the mix. This gently removes impurities and balances skin without irritating or stripping.
L’Oreal Paris Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution (£3.33 200ml boots.com)
Alcohol-free and great for oily skins for its purifying effects, we love this super-affordable option for cleansing skin at your bedside.
Bioderma Micellar Solution (£4.50, escentual.com)
Nothing swipes away make-up quite like this French hero cleanser. Grab two minutes to cleanse skin thoroughly before the evening feeds commence. Available in Sensibio H2O, for sensitive skins, and Sebium H2O for combination or oily skins.
Spritz this easy pump spray cleanser onto a cotton pad and the water-like solution genuinely takes off all make-up, including eyeliner and mascara. More pricey than most, but it’s a good-sized bottle that will last.
A good lip balm is an essential item to have in your hospital bag for when you are ready to give birth. Simple, fuss-free and easy, lip balms are a staple of any mum-to-be’s bag, and we have chosen the best lip balms to choose from for when you’re packing your hospital bag.
As she approaches herdue date, the Duchess of Cambridge is looking as glowy-skinned as ever. So what’s her secret? Rosehip oil, apparently. According to sources, the Duchess has been using Trilogy’s Rosehip Oil on her face to hydrate and anti-age her skin during her second pregnancy. As well as being rich in skin-nourishing vitamin C, the oil is also packed with omega 3 and 6 fatty acids to brighten and smooth skin. As with most of Kate’s favourite things, the oil has already sold out online at Boots. But don’t worry, there are plenty more beauty secrets the stars swear by…