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Cheryl reveals how she coped with post-baby hair loss and facial pigmentation

The star chats to HELLO! in this week's magazine…

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Seeing Cheryl walk the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival earlier this month, looking gorgeous in a full-length white gown, you'd never know she'd struggled with any body changes since becoming a mother to her little boy Bear last March. But of course, while having a baby is a wonderful thing, all new mums know that pregnancy and birth come hand in hand with a host of body challenges, such as hair loss, skin pigmentation issues and of course, the effect carrying a baby for nine months has on your figure.

We love how down-to-earth and honest Cheryl is, and were delighted to sit down with her on the French Riviera to discuss how her beauty routine has changed since becoming a first-time-mum. We discovered her solutions to hair loss, pigmentation and why she prioritises skincare above everything. Read on for a few highlights from the interview, and read the full article in the new issue of HELLO!, out now.  

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Cheryl, shot by Flavien Prioreau for L'Oréal

Cheryl, last year you said your beauty regime had gone out of the window since becoming a mother. Have you clawed it back? 

"I've got it back a bit. I mean, my son’s one and I had to do something. When I was pregnant I had pigmentation on my face so I wanted to start to correct that. I would say my beauty regime came back after about six months. That’s how long it takes to start feeling human again."

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Do you take any supplements?

"Yes, they're called Lumity. Honestly, they're amazing. And they aid sleep because your body's getting what it needs. I also had a bit of hair loss after pregnancy and the supplements have really helped with that."

Are you diligent when it comes to skincare?

"I am now. More so as a mother, probably. You realise how much you need to take care of yourself and you respect your body a lot more for what it can do – I do, anyway. Taking care of your skin can make you feel good. And if your skin’s good, your make-up looks so much better. It makes all the difference. Instead of trying to mask problems with make-up, it’s a doddle if your skin’s hydrated, plump and primed." 

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What’s your biggest beauty bugbear?

"I have dark circles and the pigmentation from pregnancy takes a long time to fade. I used a corrector by SkinCeuticals – it does work, it just needs time. In general, I think a lot of people overuse products. You only need a tiny bit of serum and a tiny bit of moisturiser because your skin can only absorb so much. And you have to do what’s right for your skin type; don’t buy into something just because someone else loves it. You might have oily skin and they might have dry."

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Do you ever feel body conscious? 

“Yeah, I think we all do, don’t we? In the past I’ve woken up on the morning of a shoot and been like: ‘Why haven’t I been to the gym for like a month?’ It’s not a nice feeling so I’ve learnt not do that to myself because those pictures stay with you forever. But yes, I’ve definitely had to deal with that in the past.” 

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Photo by Flavien Prioreau for L'Oréal

How are you juggling motherhood with your career? 

“Um, grandparents! And I just plan ahead. It’s planned not to fail. I’m quite organised when it comes to the baby because I have to be. And if I plan, then I can book in the grandparents.”

Read the full interview in this week's issue of HELLO! magazine - on sale now!

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