7 Effective After-Delivery Beauty Tips To Look Younger

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You may experience several physical and psychological changes after pregnancy and childbirth. As a result, your previous priorities of maintaining a beauty regimen may take a back seat. However, you should not completely do away with self-care, which is why we are bringing you some effective after-delivery beauty tips to follow.

The little one in your arms may have changed your whole world, and now taking a bath may seem like a luxury. Additionally, your hormones may take some time to return to normal, making you susceptible to postpartum depression. Together, all these factors may leave you looking dead tired or with skin and hair issues, robbing you of your natural glow.

Read on as we suggest some simple beauty tips to make you fall in love with your reflection again. We believe you are a perfect mother, and if you spare a little time pampering yourself, you are sure to regain your strong, beautiful, and confident self.

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Here Are Some Easy Beauty Tips After Delivery

1. Seek Help:

The first thing you need to do to feel and look beautiful is to take help. Seek your husband, family, or friend’s help so you can make time for ‘you’!

2. The Start Matters:

Put on some makeup, Beauty tips after delivery

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How you start your day can have a huge impact on the rest of the day. No matter how tired you feel, devote a few minutes in the morning to getting ready. Take a quick shower, do some skin care and put on some makeup. When we say makeup, we mean the basic stuff – a little eyeliner, some lip gloss and you are ready!

3. Work Out:

Talk to your doctor about starting a workout routine. Don’t rush into it. Wait for your doctor’s green signal before starting a postnatal exercise regimen and also taking any beauty supplements. A good fitness routine will not just help you with pregnancy weight loss but will also help in stress management and maintaining good mental health.

4. Sleep, When You Can:

Sleep is the biggest casualty when there’s a baby at home. Sleep deprivation not just brings you down mentally but can also leave you looking haggard. So, try and maintain good sleep hygiene by trying some postpartum relaxation techniques whenever you can.

5. Watch What You Eat And Drink:

Eat nourishing food, Beauty tips after delivery

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Postnatal nutrition is highly important, which is why you need to eat well after childbirth to not just look beautiful but also to help with breastfeeding. You also need to make sure that you are drinking enough water. This is one of the many ways on how to look beautiful after delivery.

6. Dress Well:

It is time to say goodbye to maternity clothes and yoga pants. Dressing up doesn’t mean you have to buy a whole new wardrobe. It just means wearing a clean dress that fits well!

7. Pamper Yourself:

Now that your friends and family are willing to help you out, take out a few hours and head to the salon. Indulge in hair care, go for hair styling, get a trendy haircut, a facial, a pedicure, and a manicure – that should be enough to keep you going for a few months!

Now these are some basic grooming steps you can take to be your ravishing self. But there are some other tips you need to follow to get a ‘new mom’ makeover!

Easy Tips For Mom Makeover

Here is another set of beauty tips after pregnancy. There are some problems that are unique to motherhood. So, here are a few handy tips you can follow to deal with these new mom problems:

1. Dark Circles And Under-Eye Swelling:

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Dark circles can make you look older than you are. But thanks to sleep deprivation, dark circles are very common among new mothers. The problem of water retention in the body can make your eyes swell. But you can banish dark and puffy eyes with these tips:

  • Use a thick pillow while sleeping.
  • Minimize your fluid intake before bedtime.
  • Use cucumber slices, potato, or chilled forks to give your eyes some relief.
  • Buy a concealer.

2. Dull Complexion:

Lack of sleep can steal your skin’s natural glow. You can use the following tips to get your radiant complexion back:

  • Drink sufficient fluids for ample hydration.
  • Moisturize your skin twice a day.
  • Exfoliate your skin regularly.

3. Acne:

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Acne is another problem many new mothers encounter. A study conducted by researchers from Kursk State Medical University found that about eight in ten adult women were affected by acne. Global prevalence rates of adult female acne were 24% in Caucasians, 37% in African Americans, 30% in Asians, 23% in Continental Indians and 32% in Hispanic women.
To deal with acne, you can try the following tips:

  • Use a foam cleanser to clean your skin twice daily.
  • Try using a soft face brush.
  • Use anti-acne products.
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Take your calcium supplements as they not only help you recover from childbirth but also maintain healthy skin by preventing some types of psoriasis (3).

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I lighten my skin after pregnancy?

Pigmentation is a common occurrence during pregnancy due to changes in hormonal levels. Using a sun block and a skin lightening cream containing hydroquinone can help deal with this condition (1).

2. Why does my skin have dark spots after delivery?

The increase in melanin during pregnancy may lead to the appearance of brownish patches on the skin, known as chloasma. This condition may persist for a few months after pregnancy but eventually fades (2).

3. How can I maintain a healthy diet to improve my postpartum beauty routine?

A balance of vegetables, fats, proteins, whole grains, and fruits may aid your postpartum beauty routine. In addition, do not skip meals and maintain portion control to avoid overeating. Limiting processed foods and choosing nutritious snacks while staying hydrated can also help.

4. Are there any natural remedies to reduce postpartum acne?

You may reduce the appearance of postpartum acne or prevent scars by cleaning the skin with gentle soap-free cleansing, avoiding harsh and oily skincare products, using sunscreen, eating a balanced diet, and staying hydrated (4).

Pregnancy brings about many hormonal and physiological changes that may alter your skin texture and appearance. Post-delivery, you may find it difficult to take some time to pamper your skin. Hence, we have listed the above list of beauty tips to follow after delivery. These tips are instant remedies to help you rejuvenate your skin. We have listed these tips for a few types of skin issues. However, remember that both internal and external care is a must to maintain good skin hygiene. So, hydrate well, eat healthy food and rest well for healthy and glowing skin.

Infographic: Quick And Effective Self-Care Tips For New Mothers

Having a newborn baby is a beautiful feeling. But, while it can be a fantastic experience, stress and restless nights can make it difficult for a new mother. Check out this infographic for some quick and simple ideas on postpartum care. Share it with other new moms too!

easy self care tips for new moms (infographic)

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Key Pointers

  • Skin and hair can be affected by changes during pregnancy, resulting in a dull complexion, acne, swelling, and dark circles under the eyes.
  • You can control the damage by staying hydrated, using a concealer or moisturizer, exfoliating or using a foam cleanser
  • Natural remedies such as cucumber or potato can also help.
  • Get enough sleep, maintain a fitness regime, and eat a balanced diet to stay healthy and look good during pregnancy.
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References

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    1. Skin Care Tips During Pregnancy and After Birth; HealthHub
      https://www.healthhub.sg/live-healthy/998/pregnancy-skin-care-tips-during-pregnancy-and-after-birth
    2. Pregnancy and Skin Changes; Stanford Children’s Health
      https://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=pregnancy-and-skin-changes-134-7
    3. Skin Care Tips During Pregnancy and After Birth
      https://www.healthhub.sg/live-healthy/998/pregnancy-skin-care-tips-during-pregnancy-and-after-birth
    4. Acne
      https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/acne#treated
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