Childbirth is a very rewarding and beautiful experience that a woman undergoes. Suddenly your entire life starts revolving around your little bundle of joy. Your body - weight, skin, hair etc., go through tremendous hormonal changes over the entire course of your pregnancy. Post child birth, you will constantly be pressed for time, but we recommend you to take out a minimum of 10 minutes to pamper your hair and skin to help them regain their lost glory.
For all the doting new moms out there, caring for your hair and skin need not have to be a lengthy process. We have curated a list of easy and time-saving tips to care for your hair and skin postpartum.
- Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!
- Say no to acne.
- Melasma, no more!
- Show your hair some care
- Never ignore your supplements
Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!
Pregnancy brings about a lot of hormonal changes to your body that can sometimes strip of your skin of natural oils, leading to dry patches on your face. This isn’t a permanent problem, and can be easily solved by providing your skin with the necessary moisture.
BB Pro Tip: You can use a moisturiser such as the Lakmé Peach Milk Soft Crème Moisturizer. Or you can concoct some moisturising face packs using avocados, honey and other ingredients to get moisturised and healthy skin back.
Say no to acne.
Excess oil production due to hormonal imbalance is another common postpartum skin concern. This condition leads to clogged pores and acne, even if you have always had dry, acne-free skin. You can use a gentle, anti-acne cleanser along with an oil-free moisturiser twice a day to balance your skin’s pH levels and eliminate acne.
Melasma, no more!
Melasma, more commonly known as skin pigmentation, is the appearance of dark patches or spots on your skin, post pregnancy. This is usually caused owing to the high levels of estrogen and progesterone during pregnancy. Although harmful and non-permanent in nature, this condition can be worsened if exposed to the sun for a prolonged period. You can apply a sunscreen with a SPF of 25 or above, at least 2-3 times a day to reduce skin pigmentation.
Show your hair some care
Soon after pregnancy, your hormones, that helped keep your hair from falling during those nine months, drop back to normal. This is the reason why a lot of new moms experience tremendous hair fall just after child birth. To prevent your hair from falling, you can include protein rich foods such as fish and lentils in your diet or indulge in a hot oil massage 2-3 times a week. This helps hair regain its lost strength, health and softness.
Never ignore your supplements
Caring for your skin and hair from the inside is as important as caring for it from the outside. It is very important for new mothers to consult their doctors about the kind of health, skin and hair supplements that they can consume to make their skin and hair glow even post-delivery.