Postpartum Skin Care Tips To Make You Look and Feel Beautiful
There is a lot to love about winter — the warm and cosy snuggles, the mild winter sun, hot cocoa with marshmallows, and so on. However, the one thing that always brings down the seasonal high is dry, itchy skin brought on by the cold.
It's worse for new mums with their ultra-sensitive postpartum skin. The onslaught of various skin-related issues exacerbated by the chilly weather can slow down the healing process leaving mums emotionally fraught and frustrated.
A good winter skincare regimen, such as using body polish every day, can make the dryness disappear and help improve certain skin conditions. A few switcheroos and some additional steps in your daily skincare routine can make your skin go from parched and dull to hydrated and glowing even during the chilliest time of the year.
1. Make the Switch to All-Natural Products
Products made from botanical ingredients are essential for keeping the skin healthy and nourished without causing harmful side effects. Any plant-based item free from toxins and harsh chemicals will give your aggravated skin the gentle care it deserves.
2. Use Body Polish Before Bath To Gently Exfoliate the Skin
Using rough, abrasive scrubs to get rid of dry and flaky skin can cause further skin damage. It can result in moisture loss and, ironically, more dryness. To gently remove dead skin cells while nourishing the skin at the same time, go with our body polish made with Himalayan Pink Salt and four moisturising oils. Just slather on the chemical-free body polish full of natural goodness and massage it all over the body to have smooth, even skin all winter long. When used with the Hermosa co belly oil, their combined power works wonders on stretch marks.
3. Take Baths Imbued With Postpartum Sitz Soak
Hot, steamy baths on cold winter days may sound appealing, but they can deplete the skin's natural oil, making it more prone to drying out and flaking. So go with warm water when bathing and make it as nourishing as possible with our postpartum sitz soak. Allow it to work its healing magic while you relax in a soothing bath.
4. Give Those Tender Nips Some Gentle Care
Sore and dry nipples are a source of discomfort for every nursing mother. But, the winter season can easily turn this minor discomfort into a painful experience if proper care is not taken. The cold air can cause them to crack and even bleed on occasion.
So, whether you're breastfeeding or pumping, use a natural nipple balm to soothe the affected area and speed up healing. With our nipple balm, you don't even have to worry about wiping it off before feeding, as it is safe for babies.
5. Drink Plenty of Water and Eat Nutritious Food
You may not crave a tall glass of water frequently during the winter, but your body still requires it. New mothers must drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water daily to stay fit and hydrated. Furthermore, water can detoxify your body of excess toxins, resulting in healthy, glowing skin. Eating a healthy and timely diet can also help repair damaged skin and improve its health.
6. Make Exercising a Part of Your Daily Routine
Even mild exercises such as stretching or brisk walking can energise the body and improve blood circulation towards the skin. Yes, it might be tough to find time for exercising while taking care of a newborn, but it's vital to squeeze in a simple and quick workout session to invigorate the body, relieve mental stress, and even treat skin conditions such as stretch marks.
7. Increase the Indoor Humidity
When the humidity level drops significantly during the winter, it can cause a lot of discomfort to an already tired mum. Getting a good humidifier can help regulate the moisture level indoors and prevent conditions such as dry skin, itchy eyes and blocked sinuses.
8. Indulge in Massages With Healing Oils
Indulging in a postpartum massage will always help the body heal faster, regardless of the season. So, whether you want to promote skin glow or just enjoy some R&R, always go for a blissful massage. You can rely on expert hands and luxurious body oils to help relax your mind, hydrate your skin, and stimulate your senses, resulting in a truly sensorial experience.
Here are some common postpartum skin issues that can be subdued by following the above tips — winter or otherwise.
- Dry Skin
As a new mother, you may not have the luxury of devoting much time to elaborate skincare routines, but winter requires you to do the bare minimum. We hope our advice is simple and basic enough for even the busiest of mums to follow because we want every one of you goddesses to look and feel your best, especially during this trying stage of motherhood.
– The Hermosa Co.