Due to hormonal and habit changes, many women lose their pregnancy glow after the delivery and experience some kind of skin and hair related issues.
Although, they’re mainly temporary, meaning that things usually get back to normal on their own after a certain period of time, here are some post-pregnancy tips for your skin and hair that don’t take much time, but that can help you look gorgeous.
Don’t let your hair fall out
Excessive hair loss is a perfectly normal post-pregnancy change you have to deal with. Thanks to hormones rushing through your body, you don’t lose as much hair during pregnancy as usual. However, a few weeks after delivery, your body starts compensating by getting rid of all the surplus hair. Even though this condition lasts for 6 to 12 months, you can still diminish the process by eating food rich in antioxidants, avoiding chemical treatments such as coloring or straightening, and refraining from pulling and tying hair.
Prevent the acne breakouts
Speaking of progesterone levels, it can also make your skin extremely oily which can lead to acne breakouts. So, you should use a mild cleanser to cleanse your face twice a day, opt for lightweight moisturizer and mild scrub, and try anti-acne products.
Protect your skin
It’s believed that 50% of women experience melasma or pigmentation – the consequence of high estrogen and progesterone levels in your body during pregnancy. This condition implies the occurrence of spots and dark patches on a face. While they’re about to disappear on their own after a year, you can prevent them from amplifying by protecting your skin with SPF 30 or SPF 50 sunscreen every time you step out the house. However, you should also apply less protective sunscreen even when you stay indoors.
Don’t let the glow disappear
Understandably, new mothers don’t get enough sleep and it can have an impact on their skin complexion. Deprived sleep affects moisture and collagen levels, and consequently makes your skin looking dull and saggy. In order to regain the glow, make sure you keep your body hydrated by drinking plenty of water and moisturizing your skin every night and morning. Also, you can try taking Marine Collagen powder which is proven to not only makes your skin look gorgeous, but also strengthen your hair and nails.
Help your eyes
While insufficient sleep and hormonal change can also cause the occurrence of dark circles, water retention can cause puffy eyes. Luckily, there are a few easy tips that can help you. For instance, try sleeping on a thick pillow, don’t drink too much fluid before bedtime, and use some of the home remedies, such as putting cucumber or potato on your eyes. Besides, you can always use the eye cream intended specifically for dealing with this issue or simply camouflage the dark circles with the concealer.
Say ‘NO’ to stretch marks
When you’re pregnant, it’s perfectly normal to gain some weight. However, weight gain makes your skin stretch which causes stretch marks to occur after delivery. So, prevent this from happening by massaging problem areas with olive oil since the moment you find out about the pregnancy. But, in case you don’t succeed, try reducing stretch marks with specialized creams or healthy diet and light exercise.
At the end
There’s no doubt that having an opportunity to be a parent is the best thing that can happen to you! However, starting taking care of your dearest one doesn’t have to mean stopping taking care of yourself. So, try some of these post-pregnancy tips for your skin and hair and make your face glow again.
Hannah Thomas is makeup and home décor enthusiast. Garden is the place where she feels most comfortable, that’s why there are always a lot of books and empty coffee cups on the back porch. Always learning, exploring and smiling.