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Why you dislike your postpartum body and how to embrace it.

If you have had a baby and you do not like your postpartum body then you are not alone. Most women struggle to accept their postpartum body.  But have you ever wondered "why."" "Why do we dislike our postpartum body?" Why is it so hard to accept the difference?" "Why do so many women opt to change it through surgery or other ways that are advertised ?" Below are some of the top reasons why you hate your postpartum body. 5.  Your clothes don't fit the same After you have a baby, oftentimes your clothes  will not fit. Whether you are 6 weeks postpartum or 10 years, your clothing may never fit exactly the same, regardless of how much weight you lose. As a result some women may start to feel like a stranger in their own body. They may not know what clothes will flatter them anymore or how to find new clothes that look great on them. This can lead women to dislike their body. 4. You feel judged by others It is no secret that we live in an era wher


Make-up is generally very hard to find for anyone that has ethnic skin. This has been a known fact for women of color who go to their neighborhood store and find it impossible to find a foundation that works for them. It can be downright frustrating when the shades just  stop at fair and the make-up variety does not exist. Considering the immense population of Asian women, one would think that it would not be hard to find make-up for their skin.  FALSE! It actually happens to be just the opposite. But there is always hope. If you have Asian skin,  find a foundation that has a yellow (golden) or olive undertones. This may be difficult to find but there are make-up brands that carry items with those undertones. Stay away from foundation for pink or red undertones, because sometimes it can create a mask look on Asian skin. Unfortunately many of our drugstore lines only carry make-up for people with a pink or red  undertone. Basically, if you do not have those particular undertones, it is best to shop at a local mall or a store like Ulta, that carries a variety of make-up. A high end retailer is going to be your best bet. Be very careful with certain foundations; many companies create foundations that come in  several shades, however, just because they decided to make a shade designed for you, does not mean it will work. Companies monetize by stating that there is a make-up for every shade, but this remains to be not true for many "ethnic" make-up products.

Generally, Asians tend to look great with mineral make-up, however, this takes a little practice in the beginning. Always try on the make-up before you buy it. Go to stores like Mac, Sephora, Ulta or make-up stands located in the malls. These are the type of places that will allow you to try it on before you buy it. And as always, if you go home and find that you do not like the shade you bought, make-up is always refundable. Here are a few products that may work for your skin. Remember that skin color changes from winter versus summer time, so you may have to wear different make-up shades depending on the seasons. Because of the sensitivity that most Asians have in their skin, use products that are gentle to the skin. If you find that these tips do not work, try a non ashy blue base, which helps even the skin tone. Be sure to also use a base primer.   



Written By: Te-Shandra Haskett, MBA

But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you (Matthew 6:6)."