Your hospital beauty bag: you’ll be glad you packed these items once the obligatory photo-taking and visiting begin – beauty

Your hospital beauty bag: you’ll be glad you packed these items once the obligatory photo-taking and visiting begin – beauty – Brief Article

Janice Lieberman

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Caption: 1. BRONZE POWDER by T. LeClerc, Hours in the delivery room can quash the most radiant of pregnancy glows, A quick hit of bronzer brings life back to your face.

2. INVISIBLE SOLID DEODORANT by Dove. Profuse perspiration is common after delivery. The intensity likely will dissipate in a few days, but you’ll want a good deodorant now.

3. AGENT GREEN TEA CREME CAKES SOAP by Femme Fatale. That drying, cracker-thin hospital soap isn’t exactly a treat. Fresh-smelting, moisturizing suds make your first postpartum shower the luxury it should be.

4. TRAVEL REVIVING JINANG HAIR & BODY WASH by Molton Brown. Another way to luxuriate in the shower: a hair and body cleanser that revives spirit, skin and scalp alike,

5. WATER WAX HAIR TAMER by Redken. Kiss styling time and energy goodbye. But one dose of goop lets you stick your hair back and be done.

6. OUCHLESS ELASTICS by Goody. Here’s another way to tame your hair in no time.

7 REFRESHING FLORAL MIST by Alchemy. For instant freshness, nothing beats a botanical-spiked facial spray.

8 POCKET PALETTE GLOSSES IN QUAD NO. 4 by Stila. When the only pop of color near your face comes from a hospital gown, you know you’re in trouble. Insta-fix: lip gloss.

“I wish I’d brought shampoo, soap and pomade for my hair,” says writer and NBC Today show correspondent JANICE LIEBERMAN of the items she took to the hospital where she gave birth. In “Your Hospital Beauty Bag” (pg. 42), Lieberman reveals some often-overlooked goodies that can make a brand-new mom look and feel better. “Everyone’s coming to see you and take pictures,” she says. “I wish I could’ve looked and felt a little fresher.” Deodorant is another item Lieberman now considers a must-have: “I sweated so much I just soaked through my gowns, one after the other.” She’s pictured here with David, 11 months, and husband Steven Gerber.

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