Drew Barrymore on how having kids ‘takes it out’ of you: ‘It depletes your ability to take care of yourself’
Raising children is hard work! You’re perpetually exhausted, suffering from what feels like long term ‘baby brain’ and often the last thing that mums can even think about is putting on make-up or brushing their hair!
Even glamorous actress Drew Barrymore feels this way!
In an interview for NewBeauty, the 44-year-old actress opens up about how motherhood has made her make less effort with her beauty regime and how much she’s aged.
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Drew Barrymore: ‘Having kids depletes your ability to take care of yourself’
The Never Been Kissed star says she felt like she neglected herself at times when she became a mum but is now making more of an effort.
“I do feel like I’m on an upswing. I just went through a couple of hard years, and I can see it wearing on my face. It’s not about ageing, it’s about how I am on the inside,” she says.
“There’s also a very long period when you’re raising kids when it takes it out of you. When it depletes your ability to take care of yourself because your new job is doing nothing but taking care of someone else and you love it.”
And while Drew admits to have “aged” since becoming a mum to her daughters Olive, six, and Frankie, four, she says that she doesn’t see it as a bad thing.
“I’m not all about working from the inside out—I’m not big on meditation—but I do think your outside cannot hide your inside,” she says.
“I’m now determined more than ever to show my daughters that ageing is a luxury. If we’re lucky, we are all going to age. I just want them to be at peace with who they are and not what they look like.”
When asked if she has any advice for women out there who need to recharge their batteries, Drew answered: “Would it be cheating if I said to face mask?”
Drew shares a perception versus reality snap with her followers
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#TheWayItLooksToUs : LIFE What I propose some days are great and beautiful Sure, I can be this with two hours of hair and makeup and amazing photography and lighting. I also feel beautiful after a sweaty workout… But it all takes work! Which is good because we can achieve it. What I can’t hide is that some days are difficult and not so pretty… (swipe for photo #2 and I realize I am lucky with solvable problems and my gratitude is never ending. But sometimes life can just get to you and take you down for a minute! But we cry and then pick ourselves up and put one foot in front of the other) Can anyone relate?
In December, Drew took to Instagram to share two snaps of herself. One after a makeover and the other of herself crying with no makeup on.
“What I propose some days are great and beautiful[.] Sure, I can be this with two hours of hair and makeup and amazing photography and lighting,” she said.
“I also feel beautiful after a sweaty workout… But it all takes work! Which is good because we can achieve it.”
In another pic, she opened up about how other days can feel more challenging.
“What I can’t hide is that some days are difficult and not so pretty… and I realize (sic) I am lucky with solvable problems and my gratitude is never-ending,” she wrote.
“But sometimes life can just get to you and take you down for a minute! But we cry and then pick ourselves up and put one foot in front of the other) Can anyone relate?”
Can you relate to this? We definitely can!
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