let’s talk about postpartum skincare!!
Congratulations, new mom! It’s a good thing to see you and your newborn kicking it! Pregnancy is a beautiful phase in the life of a woman. While everyone focuses on the newborn baby and the mother, it is easy to ignore the new mother’s skincare routine.
It is best to know that after pregnancy, the skincare routine of the mother changes. It is easy to forget about your skin with stress and postpartum anxiety.
Here is everything to know about postpartum skincare. There will be changes, and these tips will guide you to a healthy and consistent skincare routine.
What is postpartum skincare?
After childbirth, there are some noticeable changes in the skin. It is best to understand that this is very normal. During pregnancy, the skin stretches to accommodate your newborn. The changes are noticeable in the structure of the body, and it also affects the hormones. There is either an improvement in your skin conditions, or it worsens after pregnancy. Remember that it is normal when your skin starts to act up after childbirth. You have been through a beautiful phase in your life. You are also getting less sleep. Always remember that the postpartum skin will wear off in no time, and everything will return to normal.
Postpartum skin issues and treatments
The following skincare conditions are normal after childbirth. Here are the causes and some treatments.
Treatment: As a breastfeeding mother, it is advisable to avoid topical skincare products. The chemicals can contaminate your child’s source of feeding. It is best to stick to natural skincare products. Using the wrong products can cause damage to your skin and extra damage to your infant’s health. If you have an acne breakout, visit the dermatologist. Wash your face twice daily with mild soap or a gentle cleanser. Exfoliate your skin twice a week. Always remember to use a moisturiser. Resist the urge to squeeze or pick your face.
Postpartum acne disappears a few weeks after pregnancy. If the acne breakout is stubborn and persistent, visit your doctor or seek dermatological help.
Treatment: One of the most recommended treatments for dry skin is ensuring your skin is moisturised. Always reach out for moisturisers that contain emollients, humectants and occlusives if you are experiencing postpartum dry skin. Shea butter is rich in emollients. It helps to fix any skin barrier damage and retain moisture. Moisturise your skin after taking a shower for better benefits. Hydrate the skin from within by drinking water and taking fruits with fluids. Add omega-3 to your diet. Avoid long hot showers or soaking yourself in the bath.
Moat times, our environment is responsible for how our skin feels. To avoid dry skin, add a humidifier to your room to moisten the environment.
While some women struggle with dry and flaky skin after childbirth, their skin gets extra oily for other women. A woman’s raging hormones after childbirth trigger and stimulate the oil-secreting glands. The excessive production of the oil can lead to an acne breakout.
Treatment: Oily skin after childbirth is not enough reason to avoid a moisturiser. It will help to balance the oil production of the skin. Always ensure the products you choose for your skin will not clog your pores. If the oily skin persists, it is best to call your dermatologist.
Other skincare conditions are associated with postpartum, such as loose skin and hives. Remember that once your period returns, these skin conditions naturally go away.
Tips To Maintain and Cre for Your Postpartum Skin
Remember that postpartum skin does not last forever. If there are persistent symptoms, visit a dermatologist.
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