The Skincare Routine You Need In Your Life Post-Baby
While motherhood is a blissful time, not having a minute to spare can be stressful - especially if you were a beauty junkie before giving birth. Here's a routine whittled down to its bare bones so that you can have more time with your baby, but still feel like you've treated yourself.
During the nine months of pregnancy, your skin is stretched to the max. After having a baby, regaining tone and firmness while reducing stretch marks can be challenging, plus, hormonal fluctuations may also have caused pigmentation. A body scrub can help enormously with all of the above. It will help to brighten the skin by removing any dead cells and increase blood flow to the area, boosting cell renewal. You can use the L'Oreal Paris White Perfect Anti-Dullness Scrub to boost skin complexion and refine your skin. After you've exfoliated, always apply a body cream, lotion or oil. If you are most concerned about sagging skin, try a firming formula. Apply with a firm massage to boost circulation and tone up tissues.
Moisturize and hydrate
Sleepless nights and general fatigue will both have an effect on your skin. Keep things simple and effective for best results. Start by exfoliating thrice weekly (depending on the sensitivity of your skin), following up with a moisturizer that is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and circulation-boosters to help keep skin healthy, hydrated and in tip-top shape. L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence is a new skincare formula that does a fantastic job of hydrating and moisturizing your skin from within as it penetrates up to 10 layers deep into the skin. It contains active ingredients like Salicylic Acid, which accelerates skin renewal & mildly exfoliates to refine pores & skin texture, leaving your skin glowing, bright and crystal clear. Don't forget an eye cream to strengthen the area. Pat it on gently, starting from the inner eye and moving around the eye socket in a circular direction, to help tackle any puffiness.
After giving birth, stomach skin can be very tricky to tone. Once your doctor has given you the go-ahead, you can start to tone up by strengthening your pelvic floor and abs. Lie on your back with your legs bent, and your hands crossed behind your head. Take a deep breath and, as you exhale, lift your head and upper torso. Then rest. Aim to do 30 a day. Add a second set of 30 stretches, this time touching your knee with the opposite elbow, alternating between left and right.
Motherhood is a beautiful time. While it brings with it many unforgettable moments to cherish, it also leaves very little time for you to take care of yourself. After a while, you are always looking tired and ugly. However, with these quick and simple steps, you can get rid of signs of fatigue and glowing skin could be yours once again.