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The stress that comes along with being a mum is tough. And while extremely rewarding, taking care of your newborn can really take a toll on your body. From your skin to your hair, the rollercoaster of hormones you’ll be experiencing is merciless and an intensive routine is a must if you want to manage during this time.
Skin care routine
The wonderful, radiant glow a mum-to-be has whilst pregnant is due to hormonal changes in the body during pregnancy. Post-pregnancy, fluctuations in progesterone levels may result in the skin producing more oil than usual, thus leading to acne breakouts. This is why taking a few minutes out of your day to moisturise the skin will help in restoring the skin and improving its condition. Choose a moisturiser which will hydrate and repair the skin and keep it looking fresh throughout the day. Waking up throughout the night to change your little one’s nappies and lull them to sleep again will become a normal part of your mummy duties. Whilst your night’s may get busier, remember to moisturise the face with a nourishing repair serum so that you wake up feeling revitalized and ready for another day!
Lack of sleep and tiredness post pregnancy may cause dark circles to form around the eyes as well as puffiness and swelling. A gentle, soothing eye cream will help to reduce signs of redness and smooth out fine lines. Apply the cream morning and night by gently massaging the balm under and above the eyes to increase circulation and decrease puffiness.
A combination of stress and fatigue can be disastrous for your skin. And while dark circles, acne and dryness are the first areas you’ll look to, there are many more skin concerns that you should consider too. Luckily, there are many custom skincare products out there to help you, whether you’re looking to combat lines & wrinkles, irritation or uneven textures, there will be a product specifically designed just for you.
Hair Care Routine
Changes in thickness of the hair usually occurs during the 3rd or 4th month post pregnancy. Whilst during pregnancy hair is thick and shiny the rapid hormonal changes post pregnancy can lead to shedding more hair than usual. Hair usually returns to its normal condition within 6 to 12 months post pregnancy. To help restore hair to its former lustre, a natural, nourishing shampoo which specifically targets thinning hair along with a conditioner and scalp revitalizer are all effective thinning hair solutions to add to your hair care routine.
Taking some time out of the day to rest and relax is important as you become accustomed to short intervals of sleep post pregnancy. Relax and unwind whilst a lovely reed diffuser fills the room with a fragrant scent. Reed diffusers are the perfect way to enjoy some quiet time and will leave the room smelling gorgeous.