After you have indeed successfully handled the pressures and difficulties of a nine-month pregnancy, you can notice that your body has changed in many ways.
Your skin has suffered the most. It is a situation that gets newborn moms around the globe so concern. In view of that, lets us take a look at some skincare after pregnancy tips.
Why Does Skin Texture Change After Childbirth
If you had a glowy skin during pregnancy, It might become very difficult to accept the numerous changes in the skin right after the birth of a baby. But you need to understand that post-pregnancy brings in stress, fatigue and overall hormonal imbalance that causes the skin texture to change
Skin Changes After Pregnancy
After you have your baby, the skin around your abdomen stretches out a lot. On top of that, the weight gain during pregnancy contributes to sagging skin around your belly waist and upper arms.
For some women, the skin changes positively, meanwhile for others it may not be a very happy sight. Just like some women are fortunate enough to bask in the delivery glow for a lifetime, while others may experience skin issues such as:-
Under the normal hair growth cycle, some hair is lost every day. But when a woman is pregnant, the increased levels of estrogen in your body temporarily stops hair in the growing phase of the cycle.
Now after she gives birth to her child, her estrogen levels decline (drops), at that point, all that hair that was resting starts to fall out for new once to start growing. This is a situation that has been a heck for many newborn moms to handle.
You don’t have to border a lot about this because this hair loss is temporary like I said before and you will see your hair texture coming back to normal 6 to 12 months post-delivery.
Because of the gain and subsequent loss in weight, women see stretch marks in many parts of their bodies after the delivery. They obviously will not go away completely but will become lighter with time At the beginning stage, they will be pink, purple, or reddish-brown. Consequently, the pigmentation will go away making them look lighter.
Spots On The Face:
The amount of stress that comes with motherhood can have adverse effects on your facial skin. One of them is the development of brownish spots.
Chloasma or Melasma:
During pregnancy, dark patches develop on the face. These patches are called chloasma or melasma. This pigmentation change or (change in pigmentation) occurs due to the high level of pregnancy hormones in the body.
These hormones decrease gradually after pregnancy. Meanwhile, some brown patches may become less obvious, others may stay for good. Any woman with this condition must avoid constant exposure to the sun.
Dark Circles and Puffy Eyes:
These are the result of hormonal changes as well as lack of sleep after childbirth in general. The eyes express the tiredness that your body experiences post-delivery. The constant movement from one end to another to feed the baby and look up to other stuff also lead to dark circles.
Acne Breakout After Childbirth.
Acne breakouts in pre-pregnancy or post pregnancy are very common. High progesterone levels post pregnancy can cause pimples to break out on the face and skin in some cases. If you had been clear throughout the period of pregnancy, then this may come to you as a very big surprise.
Many women may experience sensitive skin after pregnancy. Anything can cause your skin to react in adverse condition. For example, even a little exposure to sunlight may cause the skin to burn. Sometimes, you may feel irritated on the skin towards things like chlorine and detergent.
Simple and Effective Ways to Restore and Rejuvenate Loose Skin After Pregnancy
It takes time as well as patients to get rid of sagging or loose skin factors like your jeans bone structure and how much weight you gained will determine how fast you can get back to your pre-pregnancy body.
There are many simple and effective ways to restore and rejuvenate loose skin after pregnancy.
Let’s See Some Of The Top Natural Ways
Recovering Hair Loss:
- Always wash your scalp with a gentle anti-hair loss shampoo.
- Always condition your hair to avoid breakage.
- If you are short of time, try to apply a leave-in conditioner.
slowly losing weight is one of the best things you can do to tighten the skin but you need to focus on losing weight slowly to give your skin more time to recover and regain its elasticity. When you lose your pregnancy weight too fast, it does not give your skin the time to recover.
Moreover, losing weight too fast means you will start losing both fat and muscle. Losing muscle will make the problem of loose skin even worse.
Your body may be weak after delivery but you must start exercising as soon as you feel that you are ready. You can start doing simple exercises like taking walks with your baby around your home or some easy yoga poses and squats.
Once your body is completely recovered from delivery, you should focus on strength training opt for exercises that work such as,
- Sit-ups planks
- Bicycle crunches
- Side bridges
- Strength training
- Cardio exercises
These exercises will help get rid of the fat under your skin leaving you with tighter and firmer skin.
Do a Daily Oil Massages:
You should message or loose skin daily with some nourishing oil to increase the blood circulation since good blood circulation promotes firm and smooth skin directions of use. Apply some warm olive oil or coconut oil around the loose skin using gentle yet firm strokes.
Massage the oil around your skin. Another option is to mix a few drops of peppermint or lavender oil in two tablespoons of almond oil and massage your skin.
Using this blend will help tighten your skin. Almond oil is another good oil for reducing stretch marks. For the best results, do the massage just before you take a bath and for bathing, use lukewarm water.
Apply Aloe Vera:
Aloe Vera has natural skin-tightening properties that help get rid of loose skin after delivery. The Maalik acid in a low V R will help improve skin elasticity. Also, it is a gentle moisturizer for your skin without making it greasy.
How to use it:-
Extract the gel from an Aloe Vera leaf, smear it on the affected skin, leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
Do this once a day for best result.
Drink More Water:
Drinking an adequate amount of water is another secret for tightening the loose skin around your belly thighs and arms.
Water in your body hydrates your skin and makes it more firm plus it helps your body burn calories more efficiently and reduces water retention in your abdomen.
Other Ways to Reduce Skin Problem
These skin problems can be tackled (as already mentioned above) or reduced (as we are going to see below) by following a few healthy lifestyle tips. But in case you have been going through any skin-related issues for a long time, then there is a need for you to consult a medical doctor. Or a dermatologist.
Below Are a Few Quick Post-Pregnancy Skin Care Tips.
- Stay away from the sun. This will help prevent the skin from further damage. Before stepping out in the sun, make sure you use a good sunscreen lotion or cover yourself up with a scarf.
- Cleansing, toning, and Moisturize (CTS) is one of the crucial parts of postpartum skincare. So wash your face a few times a day to get rid of the excess oil. But following CTS twice a day can yield great results. (take your skin type into consideration)
- Exfoliation: By exfoliating the skin thrice a week can help to improve the skin texture and remove marks too. This is also an important step for improving skin conditions after pregnancy.
- Avoid irregular hours of sleep. For this can take a toll on the skin. A complete eight (8) hours of proper sleep is important for coping with skin changes after baby. Make sure you catch up on sleep whenever you find the time.
- Eat more vegetables because the iron content of leafy vegetables is very good for the skin and can help reduce post pregnancy skin problems. It also aids in bringing back the glow and softness of the skin.
- Lack of Vitamin post-delivery is a common phenomenon. Therefore taking multi-vitamin tablets upon the doctor’s advice can make a lot of difference to the skin and body too.
- Eat healthily. By eating a healthy and timely diet can also help in bringing a new mother’s skin back to normal after pregnancy.
Now guys, before I forget, let me quickly share with one last very natural remedy that you can use to get rid of that sagest skin around your stomach or any other part of your body.
Am talking about nothing else but an Egg and Lemon. Yes, just that, I know you may be wondering but don’t be because we dive into things here.
What you need here is an egg white. You have nothing to do with the yolk, just the egg white. The egg has a natural estrogen and hence work as a good remedy for saggy skin. Its skin-nourishing ingredients (idol lipids) help lifts loose skin.
The other ingredient you will need is lemon. The vitamin C in lemon helps boost collagen production. This, in turn, helps restore elasticity to your skin. Also, lemon has astringent properties that help tighten the skin and induce wrinkles and other forms of premature aging.
How to use it : –
Get an egg, am sure you got some in your cupboard or refrigerator if not, do rush to the nearby grocery store and get yourself some. Extract the white from the egg and put aside the yolk.
Get a lemon or a lemon juice if you don’t have a lemon. Off course what we need is the juice from the lemon so lemon juice is not a problem.
Now, what you will do is first mix the egg white very well before adding the lemon juice into it. Then mix the two very well.
How to Apply : –
You can use a face brush, yeah; A face brush is the best. Use a face brush to apply the mixture to any saggy part of your body not just your stomach. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash away with lukewarm water.
You’re gonna continue this process for two weeks and trust me guys, saga stomach is gonna be no more. There is not gonna be any more sagginess along your stomach or any area of your body.
It is important to know that some of the above skin issues may fade away with time, meanwhile, some conditions such as skin allergy after giving birth may stay and require medical attention.
Since the key to healthy skin and hair post-pregnancy is to stay calm, happy and stress-free! I hereby wish you enjoy your time as a mother and let your body recover naturally.
I hope this piece of content was helpful and if you have any contribution to make or any question to ask, please feel free to leave it at the comment section, I will be more than glad to get back to you.
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