As I’m writing this, I’m weeks away from giving birth to my third child. Pregnancy certainly hasn’t been all sunshine and roses, but it’s helped me look on the bright side in a lot of cases. All-day dry heaving instead of just “morning” sickness? Research shows that it’s very normal. My belly stretching to uncomfortable, swallowed-a-basketball proportions? The baby, despite my initial fears, is now officially big enough to make it safely in the outside world.
So I love that I can surround myself with even more positive vibes as we put the finishing touches on this, the Good Issue.
It’s all too easy to give in to the negative these days. But I’ve been more committed to seeking out the positive. Part of that starts with practicing more kindness...to myself. For me, that means maintaining rituals, whether it’s listening to spa music, having downtime with my family, or weekend masking.
I always say that people typically view skin care in one of two ways: as a chore or as restorative self-care. And I fall squarely into the second camp. I was a bit nervous about how I’d want to adjust my beauty routine during pregnancy, but it’s been relatively easy.