- New survey found mothers barely have any time and money for pampering
- Women who are not mothers are more likely to buy clothes for themselves
- Four sets of female twins, one in each set with children and one without, compare their very different lifestyles
Piling on pounds during pregnancy, sleepless nights and constant worry about your offspring — is it any wonder that some women say motherhood adds years to their faces and figure, writes Jill Foster.
In fact, according to a new survey of more than 7,500 women, mothers barely have any time and money for pampering.
The report, by childcare.co.uk, an online social network for parents and childcare providers, reveals that women without children spend nearly double the amount of time pampering themselves compared to mothers.
A third of childless women say they spend up to two hours a day on their beauty regime compared to only 17 per cent of mothers, who spend much less on products. And when it comes to fashion, women who are not mothers are nine times more likely to spend £100 a month on clothes for themselves.
Meanwhile, non-parents work much longer hours than colleagues with children — which takes its toll on their looks. But does this really have as much impact as they think?
Here, in a unique experiment, four sets of female twins, one in each set with children and one without, compare their very different lifestyles. So, can YOU tell who’s the mummy?