Pregnancy causes many changes to your appearance, and that includes the look of your hair and skin. But there’s no need to worry! There are plenty of ways to help you get your glow back post-baby. We’ve rounded up 10 tips to take care of your hair and skin after having a baby.
Let’s first talk about the skin. How can you manage skin problems post-baby?
Make sure to wash your face twice a day, especially making sure to wash after physical activity like working out. Also, do not skip moisturizer! Often, people think because their skin is oily they don’t need to moisturize, but if you neglect moisture completely you may experience more breakouts. Get yourself a light, oil-free moisturizer.
For wrinkles and fine lines
After consulting a doctor to make sure this option is right for you, you may use retinol to combat fine lines and wrinkles that are plaguing you after a strenuous pregnancy.
For skin discoloration or pigmentation, you may want to use at-home remedies like lemon juice or castor oil.
For Dry Skin
Finding a good moisturizer if you have dry skin is essential– but you may also consider a face oil to combat dryness. Don’t worry about your skin becoming too oily because if you’re sensitive to breaking out, oils can actually help take down redness, help blemishes heal, and even prevent scarring.
For dark circles and puffiness
To combat dark circles and puffiness make sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and look for a moisturizing eye cream.
Now let’s talk about hair. How can you maintain your luscious locks or repair your damaged hair?
Have a healthy diet
Eating healthy foods has a myriad of benefits for your body, so it’s not surprising that eating healthy will also help your hair. The antioxidants present in many fruits and veggies will make your roots healthy.
Keep your hair clean and untangled
Be sure to wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner to prevent breakage. Of course, be sure to also keep your hair untangled so you don’t have to unnecessarily brush out a lot of hair.
Biotin is a B vitamin often recommended for hair health. Since biotin deficiency can lead to thinning of the hair, many experts claim that taking biotin supplements thicken hair and stimulate hair and nail growth.
Avoid tying your hair up
Having your hair tightly pulled back all day can result in you losing quite a bit of hair, so let it loose!
Avoid chemical treatments like hair coloring post-baby so you can let your hair regain strength. Also, avoid putting too much heat on your hair– you may want to skip the straightener or curling iron for a few weeks.