While motherhood is an extremely rewarding experience. Being a new mom comes with its own set of challenges. Taking care of a new baby could mean a lot of sleep-deprived nights and super long days, leaving you with hardly any time to rest and rejuvenate. Plus, the major hormonal fluctuations post-pregnancy leads to problems like pigmentation, skin sensitivity and hair loss.
But worry not. These issues can be easily tackled by making some minor tweaks to your skincare routine. These tips will help you enjoy this sweet phase of being a new mother without compromising on your beauty game.
- 01. Follow a simple CTM routine
- 02. Exfoliate regularly
- 03. Hot oil massage
- 04. Use a hair mask
- 05. Learn to relax
01. Follow a simple CTM routine
Childbirth causes a lot of hormonal imbalance in your body; this gives rise to problems like melasma, breakouts and even dry skin. While these issues usually get resolved in a few months, following a simple cleansing, toning and moisturising routine twice a day helps speed up the recovery process and keeps your skin healthy and supple.
02. Exfoliate regularly
Apart from a CTM routine, make sure to also include a face scrub in your weekly beauty routine. Regular exfoliation helps to slough away dead skin cells, trapped dirt and other impurities. It also helps tackle postpartum issues like dryness, excessive oil production and hyperpigmentation a lot faster, allowing you to flaunt that beautiful new mommy glow.
03. Hot oil massage
Hot oil massages are not just an excellent way to relax your mind and body after a long day of mommy duties but also helps deal with the most common postpartum issue — hair loss. Massaging your scalp with hot oil helps stimulate dormant hair follicles, strengthens hair to prevent hair fall as well as promotes healthy hair growth. It is just the kind of relaxation you need!
04. Use a hair mask
Hair masks are truly godsent. If you are dealing with dryness and excessive hair loss post the birth of your baby, Pampering your strands with a hydrating hair mask will provide nourishment to dry and damaged hair. It also helps in hydrating your strands to strengthen them and prevent breakage to make them look super healthy and shiny.
05. Learn to relax
As a new mom, you are always pressed for time and are perhaps juggling multiple tasks together. But feeling constantly stressed isn’t doing your hormones any good; in fact, stress can worsen your postpartum skin and hair woes. Therefore, enjoy this new phase with your baby, eat a balanced diet, exercise a couple of times a week and drink plenty of water to naturally regulate your hormones over time.