As a new mom, you might be busy looking after your little one, leaving little time for yourself. It’s important to make some time everyday for yourself, as this will ensure you stay healthy, as well as help you cope with the overwhelming feelings of being a new mother.
After delivery, your skin also changes significantly, which can make it more vulnerable to skin problems. It is therefore important to take some simple steps that will keep your skin healthy and help it recover well after delivery.
Here are some essential care tips for your skin:
1. Dealing With Postpartum Acne
The sudden fluctuations of hormones like estrogen and progesterone can lead to excessively oily skin after pregnancy. But you need to avoid acne products that contain retinol or salicylic acid as they are considered unsafe during pregnancy. Aside from this, stay hydrated and eat a lot of Vitamin-rich foods to keep your skin healthy.
2. Rejuvenate Your Skin
Stretch marks, loose skin and uneven skin tone are normal, considering all the changes your body went through to bring you your little bundle of joy. A weekly or bi-weekly massage can work wonders. It will relax yourself and help improve blood circulation to help your body recover postpartum. Himalaya FOR MOMS Toning Massage Oil is made with Aloe Vera and Sesame Oil, known to heal and soften the skin. Its Lavender fragrance can help de-stress. Try it for your weekly massage, to help heal your skin and relax your senses. Follow this up with a nice relaxing bath.
3. A Relaxing Bath Can Help
Stress is one of the factors that can affect your skin. So to help your skin recover, you need to make sure that your mind is calm and relaxed. Himalaya FOR MOMS Moisture Rich Jasmine Soap & Himalaya FOR MOMS Moisture Rich Rose Soap are enriched with moisturising Cocoa and Mango Butters for a gentle cleanse for your skin. What’s more, its soothing Jasmine or Rose fragrance will make your bath all the more relaxing. This way, bathing with this soap will allow you to de-stress.
4. Take Care While Nursing Your Baby
Breastfeeding helps you develop a mom and baby bond, but it can leave your nipples sore, dry and cracked. Make sure your baby latches on correctly and wash your skin with lukewarm water and a soft cloth after feeding. Apply a nursing cream after cleansing the skin. Try the moisturising Himalaya FOR MOMS Nipple Care Butter, enriched with Kokum Butter and Virgin Coconut Oil, which protect and heal cracked skin on the nipples, and keep it moisturised. Soothing your skin is key to a comfortable experience while nursing.
Caring for your skin postpartum is important but most moms neglect this. You may not have much time for an elaborate skin care routine while looking after a tiny new being. Adding the Himalaya FOR MOMS products into your daily routine can make it easier to give your skin the care it needs, and help it stay soft and supple!