After flaunting that gorgeous lit-from-within glow throughout your pregnancy, has your skin suddenly started to look and feel really dull and sallow? Are you experiencing too many breakouts? If yes, take a deep breath and calm yourself down, because your friends at BeBe are here to help.
Since childbirth is a huge physical and mental adjustment, it is quite normal for this experience to take a toll on your skin. But worry not, we’ve got some super useful tips for you that work wonders at preventing and healing postpartum skin issues…
- 1. Get enough rest
- 2. Eat a balanced diet
- 3. Follow a skincare routine
- 4. Consume a few herbs
- 5. Drink enough water
1. Get enough rest
Even though this may seem like an impossible thing to do, getting enough rest and shut-eye time is really important for the health of your skin. Sleep deprivation leads to various problems such as dark circles as well as dull and sallow-looking skin. One solution is to sleep while your baby does for healthy and glowing skin even postpartum.
2. Eat a balanced diet
Eating healthy both pre and postpartum is mandatory for both your baby and yourself for obvious reasons. Eating a nutritious, well-balanced diet ensures that your skin receives enough vital nutrients and vitamins, which keep your skin looking healthy, youthful and glowing at all times.
3. Follow a skincare routine
We know you are super pressed for time, but taking out just five minutes for a simple and quick skincare routine twice a day will not only help you feel a lot calmer but also do wonders for your skin. All you need to do is follow a simple CTM routine and squeeze in a hydrating face pack once or twice a week for best results.
4. Consume a few herbs
Ayurveda stresses a lot on the consumption of herbs when it comes to postpartum skin and hair. Including natural herbs such as shatavari, ashwagandha, saffron, etc. in your diet will help balance your hormones to a great extent, thereby keeping your skin clear and glowing.
5. Drink enough water
The secret to maintaining glowing skin post-pregnancy is to up your water content. This not only flushes out harmful toxins from your body and improves blood circulation, but is also extremely essential to prevent postpartum breakouts, hormonal imbalance and skin dullness. So make sure to drink 8-10 tall glasses of water daily to keep your skin glowing.
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