So in case you were wondering I am indeed still that glowy, preggo lady (craving chocolate in obscene amounts) who will let anybody rub her belly if they so wish. This pregnancy has been insanely good and I’m going to miss my new Buddha like form fo’ sure.
HOWEVER, one thing I won’t be missing once I POP this second baby on out (#holdme) will be my pregnancy insomnia (although am sure that it’ll be replaced with incessant newborn feeding…soooo now I’m kind of just resorting to the fact maybe I’ll sleep in another few years’ time.)
ANYWAY pregnancy insomnia is a blessing I experienced during my first pregnancy and now during my second pregnancy I feel as though it’s just part and parcel of a gift my pregnancy hormones like to bestow upon me every time I grow a human.
But alas, my lack of sleep has had me reaching for fun, new beauty toys and products that have landed on my desk recently to make me feel less shiz. Sooooo let’s all drink some coffee and look on the bright side.
ENTER: Aspect’s new Probiotic Sleeping Mask – $55.00
The ultimate time saving, ‘make you feel less like shiz mask’ to finish the cooler months with.
Plus, as a mum, I am always on the hunt for products that deliver the goods (mostly anti-ageing, time saving products that make my face look like I don’t have kids.) Which is why I love the whole concept of sleeping masks and this one in particular.
So what’s the deal with this new mask? WELL:
This Aspect mask is described as a ‘probiotic rich firming mask designed to immediately comfort and soothe skins requiring an infusion of moisture and nutrition.’
It’s mainly made for dry, dehydrated skin so as a gal with (currently) normal skin, when I first got it I was a little hesitant to leave it on all night (which is what is recommended). I didn’t want it to make me break out – you feel!
But you know what? I popped it on after a shower one night, forgot about it and TA DA my skin was fine.
However, if you do have oily, combination skin and feel my fears of using a super hydrating mask on your precious face (although aren’t keen to forget to take this mask off, a la moi) you can pop it on as a normal mask and leave it on for 20 mins and use it that way instead. It’s super versatile.
I.e it can be used as a sleeping mask but for those who have more normal/oily skin it can also be used as a normal mask too. THE JOY.
AND what’s in it? WELL:
The Aspect Probiotic Sleep Mask contains among other ingredients;
Aloe Vera to hydrate, soothe and calm;
Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, a pro-biotic that improves cell turnover while increasing hydration levels;
Sodium Hyaluronate, a form of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan with exceptional lubricating and hydrating qualities. It can hold 1,000 times its weight in water;
Milk Protein & Lactose, a skin conditioning & humectant;
Acai, a potent antioxidant;
Argan Oil to condition the skin; and
Bifida Ferment Lysate, a pro-biotic known for its superior hydrating and soothing properties.
Basically a lot of the ingredients are designed to plump, refresh and rejuvenate the skin with much needed moisture.
Anyway, I’ve been using this mask instead of moisturiser at the end of the day a few times a week when my face is feeling dry /blah and then crashing into bed until about 3am or so when I wake up to a wild soccer match going on in my belly (that nobody really wants tickets to HA.)
However, when I do finally crawl out of bed with whatever energy I have available when my toddler wakes me at around 6-630, I may still feel like crap but my face doesn’t feel like it’s taken as much of a battering.
Just a tiny battering that can be hidden by the powerful effects of makeup, a coffee and the pre-emptive use of this sleeping mask…
So really, for the moment I’m kind of dealing with pregnancy insomnia with caffeine and beauty products (which is essentially also how I deal with my non-pregnancy insomnia life too LOL).
Tell me babez, have you had pregnancy insomnia? Feel my pain?