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First of all, congratulations on becoming a mother. As you have entered this phase of life, your skin and hair must be going through many changes. And we can’t be more right if we say that skincare post-pregnancy is something which you often don’t pay attention to. Why? Because your sweet baby becomes your priority now. 

Many women face stretch marks, hair loss, and whatnot after delivery. Let’s be honest! You will barely get any time for yourself on most of the days. But try to give yourself at least 15 minutes for your daily skin regimen. This will soon bring you back in perfect shape again. Are you curious to know the ways to keep up with your skin and hair after childbirth? Keep reading to get all the answers. 

lady holding a baby

Sun protection

Sun protection is one of the vital aspects that you can pay attention to while protecting the skin from wrinkles and skin cancer. But how to protect your skin post-pregnancy is the crucial thing.

Experts advise the new mothers to use mineral-based sunscreens with broad-spectrum formulas. Examples of Mineral-based ingredients include zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Broad-spectrum formulas help block both UltraViolet A and UltraViolet B rays.

Using sunscreen also helps in keeping acne and pigmentation at bay. And if you want to look like a super cool mommy, don’t forget to adorn yourself with a wide-brimmed hat for sun protection. 

Dry skin and stretch marks

There is no denying the fact that pregnancy demands a lot from your body. Consider this – before delivery, your baby relies on you for all its nutritional needs. And it needs no mention that nutrition would be delivered diluted in water. As a result, this would mean that you should drink more water, which is not so possible all the time. This leads to hormonal changes, which can in some cases result in dry skin

Apart from drinking ample water, health experts recommend using moisturizing products with shea butter and cocoa butter present in them. One such example is Belly Butter, which can diminish the stretch marks and helps in getting rid of dry skin. Apply it frequently under your belly where stretch marks are most likely to develop post-pregnancy.

Get away from hair loss

During pregnancy, the hair grows rapidly as the hormone level rises. But post-delivery, the hair starts shedding as hormone levels come back to normal. It is quite normal. You will witness the earlier hair texture within 6-12 months after delivery. But to keep hair loss under control, you need to take a few steps. What are these steps? Read further!

  • Thoroughly clean your scalp with anti-hair fall shampoo and apply conditioner to avoid breakage. 
  • Take a diet rich in antioxidants.
  • Do not pull or tie your hair.
  • Avoid using any kind of chemical treatment for your hair. 

To sum it all up

Giving birth to a life is the most beautiful feeling that you can ever feel. It is the feeling which fills you with joy, but on the other hand, a lot of changes occur in your body also. So try to look after your body, hair and skin too, along with your little one.

Lastly, Ricki Lake is right when she said – 

“Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.”

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