Pregnancy and motherhood are exciting experiences. At the same time, they are also stressful because of all the changes your body is going through. This can take a toll on your skin, which can get irritated very easily.
It is, therefore, important to take special care of your skin to keep it soft, supple, and healthy. Here’s some skin care tips to keep in mind for healthy skin during and post pregnancy.
1. Choose Herbal Products
The products you apply on your skin are absorbed into your system. It is especially important to choose these products carefully during pregnancy, as well as later, when you are breastfeeding. What’s more, your skin is sensitive during pregnancy, so it is important to choose milder products with herbal ingredients. This will ensure your baby’s safety as well as keep your skin safe from rashes and irritation.
2. Eat Healthy
The health of your skin depends on the food you eat. Make sure you eat a balanced diet with a healthy amount of carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats. Eat antioxidant-rich foods like dark green leafy vegetables, beetroots, and carrots to keep your skin glowing and healthy.
3. Massage Your Skin Regularly
After pregnancy, your skin which was previously stretched will become dry and itchy, so massage it regularly to help the skin recover. Himalaya FOR MOMS Toning Massage Oil can help heal and strengthen the skin with the goodness of ingredients like Aloe Vera, Sesame oil, Winter Cherry, and Country Mallow. A light massage with this oil once a week can help you destress and relax.
4. Keep Your Skin Moisturized
Your skin stretches considerably during pregnancy to accommodate your growing baby. While this is an amazing ability of the skin, it tends to get dry and itchy due to stretching. Body butters can have a moisturizing and soothing effect on the skin. Himalaya FOR MOMS Soothing Body Butter has the goodness of Cocoa Butter, which moisturizes the skin, and Glycerin, which helps keep the skin hydrated. Soothing fragrances like Lavender, Rose, and Jasmine can help relieve stress during pregnancy.
5. Maintain Hygiene
Keeping your skin clean during your pregnancy is all the more important to help avoid acne, irritation, and itching. Bathing regularly is a part of basic hygiene, but freshening up during the day can help avoid infections. Intimate hygiene is especially important, so try freshening up with Himalaya FOR MOMS Intimate Wipes, which gently cleanse the skin with the refreshing and mild fragrance of Lavender Oil and the soothing properties of Pongamia Oil. These wipes can help you stay fresh and keep irritation and dryness away.
6. Take Care of Sore Nipples
When you start breastfeeding, the nipples can get dry and sore, and can even bleed. Keeping the skin clean and moisturized can greatly reduce discomfort. Coconut Oil is a great remedy to moisturize the nipples and help heal cracked skin. Himalaya FOR MOMS Nipple Care Butter, enriched with moisturizing Kokum Butter and Virgin Coconut Oil, is a great choice to soothe and heal the skin, both during and after pregnancy.
7. Dress Comfortably
Wearing tight clothing or synthetic fabrics can irritate the skin and increase the chance of rashes. So, wear soft cotton clothes instead. It will help keep your skin cool, dry, and safe. In case the rashes get the better of you, try Himalaya FOR MOMS Anti-Rash Cream. Enriched with soothing Aloe Vera and herbs like Yashada Bhasma, it helps protect the skin from rashes.
Keeping your skin healthy during and after pregnancy might take some effort, but it will be worth it when you see your skin soft and rash free! As a new mom, you might be busy looking after your little one, but it’s equally important to look after yourself. Because, a happy mommy means a happy baby!