5 Post Pregnancy Skin Recovery Rules

For most of us, our skin looks great during pregnancy. You can thank the shift in hormones, mainly the estrogen upsurge, for the clear, glowing skin. Once baby is born, my skin tends to return to its old, difficult state within a couple of days. Once again, thank you hormone shifts. 

Do you want to continue to enjoy your radiant pregnancy complexion along with your new baby? After three births, I have come up with my post pregnancy skin care plan to prevent blemishes from rearing their ugly heads and to stop the dark circles and taking-care-of-a-newborn tired look. These skin care rules will not only help you to maintain a beautiful look, they are also great for your post-natal recovery. 

Keep in mind though, you have to stay committed to your overall health and skin health. You can't just pick one off the list or skip the healthy skin habits after a few days. Stick with these post pregnancy skin recovery rules for real results. 

  1. Stick with your pre-natal vitamins. Your obgyn will probably remind you of this one, especially if you are nursing. The extra nutrition will help your body recover and make sure every new mamma bit of you, including your skin and hair, are getting enough nutrients. 
  2. Drink lots of water. I think that this has made the biggest difference in keeping my skin not only clear, but plump looking. I have been diligently drinking three litres a day plus fresh juices and herbal teas. I also haven't gone back to coffee yet, that may help with the well-hydrated skin, although I do drink a cup of english breakfast a day. 
  3. Exercise every day, once you are ready. I know some women are ready to start exercising earlier than others. Start when it is right for you. If you can, ask your doctor before leaving the hospital what type and when it is ok so you don't have to wait for an official nod at your six week postpartum appointment. Once I hit the two week mark, I always feel alright with walking, but wait longer if your doctor has recommended a longer recovery period. Start slow and short and then build. You can also do light exercises in the house when you can't get outdoors. Even
    a little exercise will help your skin. It will get your blood flowing, carrying more nutrients throughout your body. It will also help with stress, seriously.
  4. Drink a fresh fruit or veggie drink once a day. This is a great habit to pick up now to help nourish your skin. Blend or juice greens, pineapple, and, ginger. Try cucumbers, melon, and lime. Berries, carrots, and apples or pears are great. For an extra boost of iron, try beets and celery once in awhile. You will provide your skin with such a rich blend of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, while also helping to cleanse your body. 
  5. Relax and breathe. Meditate or just sit and ponder the world peacefully for twenty minutes a day. Having a new baby can be stressful, and not so great for your skin. Setting aside a few minutes for yourself each day, even if it is to soak in the tub and listen to some meditation music, is a must for your health and beauty. I know you may feel it is an indulgence, so much to do for others, right? For all those self-sacrificing moms out there, think of it as making sure you are calm and healthy so you can still be there for everyone else. 

The great part about taking these post pregnancy skin tips is that they all promote healthy, beautiful skin, and a healthier you. They are easy once you turn them into habits, and they work, trust me!


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