New Mom, New Wrinkles?
Has your skin become dry? Found some new wrinkles? Breastfeeding is not that great for your skin. Find advice on how to cope here.
Did you get that glowing lovely complexion with no wrinkles that you read about when you were pregnant? Hair that was thick and bouncy?
Whether you did or not, I can tell you that it is all gone now! Especially if you breastfeed.
Breastfeeding together with lack of sleep will make your skin dull and dry. Your hair will also get dry and you might drop quite a lot.
Sounds great, huh?
Well it passes!
For more information on what happens to the body after giving birth, click here.
Hair and Skin Care Tips for New Moms
Try to sleep
I wonder how often I write this? Well it is super-important for all aspects of your well being. Without some sleep, your skin will look dry, dull, wrinkled and you might get pimples. Not so nice!
If you need tips on how to get those attractive hours of sleep being a new mom, read this.
Drink a lot of water. This is always important, but even more so if you breastfeed. Your baby might drink as much as one liter of milk a day. If you don't drink that extra liter of liquid you'll get tired, get a head ache, get even drier skin and your stomach won't work all too well either.
Peel those wrinkles awayBeing tired makes your skin looks grey. A peeling once or twice a week is nice.
A ordinary peeling doesn't actually take away wrinkles unless you make a real chemical peeling with the help from a skin therapist. Still even a simple home peeling makes your skin look much better and less dry. And less dry means less dry wrinkles...
See a skin therapist
If you can find the time and the money, go see a skin therapist. You might need completely other products now than you did a few months ago.
Also, if you are like most moms, you probably focus a lot on your baby and less on yourself right now. Add being dead tired and imagine how many new moms actually do all the skin care stuff right in the evenings... No wonder you'll add a few new wrinkles!
A skin therapist can get you a quick fix as well as some products that will make you look and feel better.
Good skin care productsGood skin care products are key when your skin isn't in its best condition. Some time ago I tried products from DDf and absolutely loved them! But there are many great brands out there.
One great place to buy the stuff is SkinCareRx. I browse around drooling and always end up buying something. They often have discounts, they ship all over the world, shipping is reliable and they often provide small gift sample. Love it!
And if you prefer natural products, SkinCareRX has a partner site called SkinBotanica, which is equally appealing. And as partner sites, they offer a common shopping char, which makes you entitled to free shipping (within the US) based on what you order from both sites.
Finally, if all you want is low prices, you should definitely compare prices with these guys.
Concealer - my rescue!
Can this be called skin care..? I guess not. But it is still worth mentioning! Use a good concealer to hide the dark circles around your eyes. Do it for yourself! The best one I've found (and I've tried several!) is Touche Eclat by YSL. It's way too expensive, but I continue to buy it, because it is so good! It comes in several colors.
The best about Touche Eclat is that is does not make wrinkles more visible, like most other concealers do!
Hand careYou are also likely to get dry hands from all the washing. Remember to use a really good hand lotion often or you might even develop eczema as I did. Nothing helped for almost a year until I bought Borage oil ointment for my baby's cradle cap. I tried it on my finger and within a week, the dry eczema was gone. Just like his cradle cap. Amazing!
Cut your hair oftenHa, ha! This is one advice I sure didn't follow when our daughter was a baby. I waited for 8 months... Not a good idea!
If you breastfeed you might get really dry, boring hair and some new moms experience quite a bit of post pregnancy hair loss. This will all get back to normal later on, but to look and feel nice, it is a good idea to cut the hair often.
It is also a great moment!
Dye your hairI desperately tried a new haor color for the first time when is was breastfeeding. I dyed my blond hair for the first time ever. It made such a great difference to how thick and shiny it looked.
Highly recommended! Again, don't do it yourself! Go to a hair dresser and have your spouse stop by with you baby for feeding if necessary.
If you worry about chemicals in the hair dye, read here about it.
Magic drops for shine
My hair dresser also had me buy some magic drops for my hair to add shine and make it less frizzy.
Who could ever guess that my hair really is blond, dull and flat? With my new darker color and the serum, no one could guess that I am breastfeeding and that my hair is suffering badly from it. Yippee!
Well new mom, start implementing these tips NOW. I know from my own experience that they'll make a difference.
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