- April 9, 2012
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Those first few weeks after giving birth are hard in so many ways. You’re tired, exhausted more like it. You are full of emotions some that make sense, others that don’t. Overwhelmed is generally a huge understatement. On top of all that you are sore, recovering from delivery or even a c-section. People are constantly calling and visiting adding to your sleepiness. Your house work is piling up, and you haven’t even thought about laundry.
The most important thing you can do to help your post pregnancy skin is to drink a lot of water.
What’s worse? Your post pregnancy skin. Ew. Suddenly where you were dry you are now oily, and where you were oily or perfect you are now dry and flaky! No wonder why new moms are always portrayed as being sloppy! We can’t help it, no matter how put together we really are. Or maybe I’m the only one that all this applies too? I didn’t think so.
The most important thing you can do to help your post pregnancy skin is to drink a lot of water. Did you think you were done chugging 23 gallons a day once you delivered? Nope, breastfeeding and your skin, both require just as much h2o in your system. Avoid sleeping with a fan overhead. This is always hard for me, after giving birth I’m always so warm so I love having a fan on, but the cool air dries my skin out even more. Bummer. During these awkward months I use very soft cleaners, and once a week scrub with sugar. Then, I moisturize! Using vitamin E oil is a godsend. It’s light and my skin soaks it up! I usually buy vitamin E capsules and break them open to get at that fantastic oil. Now this one might sound strange, but avoid washing your face too often. At night I don’t wash my face with soap unless I have makeup on.
Hopefully all this can help you get back to looking like the hot mama you know you are!