Most people attempt to go back to their normal routines after having a baby. They immediately revert to eating what they want, drinking what they want, and applying products to their skin that they want. If you’re looking to achieve what many remember being their pre-baby skin and body, then you need to take all of these tips into consideration.
Trust me, I totally get that your baby comes first and that most new moms don’t necessarily care much about their skin. Afterall, there is very little time left to deal with perfecting the condition of your skin.
While I’m certainly not an expert on the subject, I can tell you that this period of time during your life is going to be hectic and that skin isn’t number one on your to-do list. However, you’ll want to do what you can to whip things back into shape when possible.
After you have your baby, you need to anticipate that your hormone levels will be all over the map. That’s going to make you feel tired and it will impact your skin. There’s no way around it at all. Sure, while pregnant you have that pregnancy glow but that will subside post delivery and you’ll likely find yourself having to deal with bags under your eyes, acne, stretch marks, dull looking skin, and an uneven tone. It’s all pretty common, to be honest.
If you’re looking to whip your skin back into shape, then these steps below should help you do so.
Top 5 Post Pregnancy Skin Care Tips
Here are the five best skin care tips that I can offer you if you’re looking to fix any skin issues after having your baby. I’ve kept these as simple as possible because I know that your time is very limited.
My first suggestion is to take the time to create a strict yet simple routine for pampering yourself once you’ve put the baby to bed. It’s in your best interest to do the following nightly once your little one is sound asleep. You’ll want to cleanse your skin, use a toner, and moisture properly. Be sure to not sleep on this routine as it’s simple and does make a huge difference.
The next tips I have for you is to wash your face twice daily. Don’t do anything too harsh either, a mild cleanser will do just fine. As your hormones are going bonkers, you’ll want to unclog those pores, remove excess oil, and keep your skin looking healthy as possible.
If you haven’t been exfoliating lately, then you’ll want to do so. This activity will help soften your skin and remove all the dead skin cells that have been building up over time. I don’t recommend exfoliating more than a couple times per week, but if you’re not doing it at all, then you’re not doing your skin any favors. It’s probably best to head on over to your local dermatologist to learn more before getting started with an exfoliating routine if that’s something that you’ve never done before.
The next tip I have is something that’s going to be hard to do but you must try and do so. You’ve got to get some sleep. There’s a reason why your skin looks dull and my guess is that it has a lot to do with not taking care of your body. When you were pregnant, you likely treated your body like it was the most important thing in the world (because it was) and now that your baby is here, the things have shifted. When your baby sleeps, you should sleep as well. Try to get some rest because it truly can do wonders for your body and skin.
Do you have just a couple of minutes to apply cold spoons or cucumbers to your eyes? If so, using this technique injunction with applying a cucumber eye cream will help remove the puffiness from your eyes and it will make you look and feel so much better.
Last but not least, you’ve got to drink water. If you’re not drinking water, then prepare to feel even more tired, rundown, and looking worse than you’d like. Staying hydrated is a crucial component of this game, so please don’t neglect it.
Most importantly, a huge congrats to all the new mothers that took the time to read this article. Wishing you the best for you and your newest addition to your family!