We all know how the challenges of a post delivery routine especially with preferences revolving around the newborn. More so, the newborn takes most of your time and skin care is probably the last thing on your mind. Motherhood leaves you tired and exhausted and you can feel the pangs on neglect on your skin if you don’t adopt these daily skin care tips that can help you go back to pre-pregnancy era. In this section, We are trying to cover Skincare Post Pregnancy.
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Most of us face sluggish metabolism and accumulation of toxins, since we forget to consume our daily minimum levels of water. Most of us are challenged by hyper-pigmentation and stretch marks. Exertion and lack of sleep also show up on the skin. Use these simple things to Skincare Post Pregnancy and ensure that skin rejuvenates faster.
- Get Rest:
This is the simplest thing you can do for your mind, body and skin. Adequate sleep, whether they are night naps or catching up with your sleep during the day, sleep is very essential. Clubbing it up with your child’s naps make it easy on both the kid and the mother. This will help in diminishing dark circle and puffy eye bags under the skin.
- Practise a Cleansing Routine:
While this may sound offbeat, this will really help your skin to rejuvenate. Your skin becomes increasingly sensitive and you are more likely to have breakouts leading to either highly oily skin or extremely dry skin. The most common skin changes, as mentioned earlier are skin dehydration, sensitivity, acne or even hyperpigmentation. Use mild cleansers that can help alleviate the initial redness and skin sensitivity. Use scrubs and exfoliants with aloe vera. Use of sunscreens is highly advised in suffering from hyperpigmentation.
- Moisturize, Moisturize and Moisturize:
Use of serums and moisturizers with vitamins E and C are indicated since they help skin revamp and make up for it elasticity, dryness and firmness. Moisturizers are indicated to make up for the loss of hydration and should be apart of the daily cleansing routine. For safety issues, products containing salicylic acid, retinoid, hydrocodones and parabens are not recommended and should be avoided during early motherhood and while breastfeeding. You should also use a firming spray as it helps counteract the impacts of stress on the skin and correct the visible signs of aging; wrinkles, dryness, redness, discoloration, loss of firmness, loss of smoothness and skin health.
- Eat Healthy:
A quick way to recoup the pre pregnancy skin is to consume a diet rich in antioxidants. Most of the fruits and vegetables and fruits are highly rich in antioxidants and should form a major part of the diet. Avoid junk food, oily food and packaged foods.
- Vitamin Supplements:
Consumption of these additional supplements, not only make up for your routine losses, but also promote healthy growth of skin and hair cells. They are usually rich in micronutrient as well along with vitamins.
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