Celebrity moms spend far more time than the average citizen on caring for their pores, attending to their hair and applying their makeup (with or without a glam squad).
Frivolous? Maybe to those outside their circles, but it makes sense: Their appearance is tied to their livelihood, and what other professions have that kind of importance on physical appearance? Besides exotic dancing, not many. So even though they may be busy and tired moms, they have to put on that brave face and appear to be put together, rested and fresh (three things moms hardly ever feel).
How to pull off this miraculous feat? These 15 celebrity moms share their beauty secrets, self care regiments and their favorite products on Instagram.
Jessica Alba shared this emergency skin treatment photo of the Opera, a mask that works using LED lights, which stimulate collagen production and kill bacteria in the skin.
Busy and her pal decided to give cryotherapy a try. During a treatment, clients are put into chambers with ultra-low temperatures (-200 to -240 F), which is said to help with skin conditions and muscle and joint pain.
Elizabeth Banks snapped this with the caption, "What it takes. The get ready bathroom counter." A few items that stand out: Stila eye shadows, Benefit Erase Paste, Shu Uemura Essence Absolue cream and a small tub of the uber-pricey La Mer.
Hilary Duff was feeling under the weather, so she took the opportunity to give herself a mask.
Sarah Jessica Parker
"The necessary tools. It works, I swear." Kérastase Chroma Thermique (repairs hair from using styling tools) and a few Serge Normant products including Dream Big, a volumizing spray.
Naomi Watts isn't using some fancy pants hair spray. Nope, her tresses are being set with L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray.
Gwyneth adopted an interesting pose as she was being attended to.
Gwen Stefani has these people to thank for her flawless face and hair.
"Just another day at the office @flowerbeauty." She used her arm as a tester for the next round of hues for her own beauty company.
This eye mask seems to be working for Kate Hudson, she looks very much refreshed.
A nice long soak in a yummy bubble bath with a product like Philosophy's Candy Cane is sometimes all the beauty treatment a mom needs.
Model Miranda Kerr uses her own line of beauty products—Kora.
What does Mad Men's January Jones carry around in her purse for those all important touch-ups? A bit of Chanel power, Fresh's Sugar Petal lip treatment, Givenchy mascara, Clinique eyeliner and Cellularose CC Cream that's By Terry.