Glowing Up: Skincare for the New Mom
During pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through some major hormonal shifts. And as her body changes, so does her skin. While some mamas-to-be experience a “pregnancy glow,” others find themselves dealing with acne, itching, and rashes. Stretch marks are also common, affecting eight out of ten pregnant women.
Even after pregnancy, as hormones continue to fluctuate and adjust, many new moms still struggle with skin concerns. Whether it’s varicose veins, more acne breakouts, dry skin, or something else entirely, skincare challenges can be difficult to navigate.
Thankfully, the skin is resilient and designed to handle all the changes a woman’s body goes through. Maintaining healthy skin throughout pregnancy and after birth can seem like a daunting and overwhelming task, but it doesn’t have to be. With a few simple tips and some great natural skincare products such as Mummy’s Miracle, healthy, happy skin is just around the corner.
Why Skincare Matters
The skin is the largest organ of the human body. During and after pregnancy, the skin experiences some immense changes and shifts. Having a good skincare routine is crucial. In order for the skin to adapt to all the growing and shrinking that it must do, it needs to be healthy and supported.
Easy Skincare Tips
Hydrated skin is healthy skin. Drinking plenty of water every day helps skin stay hydrated, flush out toxins, and maintain elasticity. This is key both during and after pregnancy as a woman’s body adjusts to weight fluctuations.
Throughout pregnancy (and while breastfeeding), a woman’s water intake needs will be higher. For optimal hydration and skin benefits, The Institute of Medicine recommends drinking about ten 8-ounce glasses of water per day while pregnant. This increases to thirteen 8-ounce glasses per day if breastfeeding.
Moisturizing helps seal moisture into the skin and prevent acne breakouts and dry skin. It also offers a layer of protection against the elements and can ease itching and irritation. Not all moisturizers are safe to use during pregnancy, though. So using a gentle, natural product that doesn’t contain any harmful ingredients is a must!
For women concerned about getting stretch marks or those who already have them, a moisturizing stretch mark oil applied daily to the belly, thighs, and buttocks can work wonders to keep skin smooth and nourished.
Less Is More
A good skincare routine doesn’t have to be time-consuming or complicated to be effective. Less is more when it comes to skincare, particularly for pregnant and postpartum women. Overusing skincare products can lead to more skin problems and increase the risk of exposure to toxic additives.
For mamas who are short on time, this is awesome news. Switching to natural, multipurpose products (such as pure moringa oil) that have a variety of skincare applications is a great way to save time and eliminate unnecessary or unsafe products.
Skincare as Self-Care
Being a mom is hard work, and many mothers often prioritize their baby’s needs over their own. Even mamas-to-be sometimes spend more time preparing a nursery and buying baby clothes than they do on taking care of themselves.
Setting aside time for some regular self-care is essential, both for mental and physical health. Incorporating an easy skincare routine, such as dry brushing, into the daily routine can be a simple way to practice self-care and nurture healthy skin. Win-win!
Skincare for Baby
Skincare for babies is just as important as skincare for mama. As the baby adjusts to life outside the womb, their skin is also adjusting. Moisturizing the baby’s skin regularly with baby lotion will help make this transition easier and prevent dry, flaky skin.
Natural, hypoallergenic products formulated specifically for a baby’s delicate skin are recommended to prevent irritation and potential adverse reactions.
Choosing Skincare Products
While there are many skincare products and brands out there marketed towards moms and babies, not all are created equal. Many still use harsh chemicals and toxins that are not safe for pregnant women or newborns.
Always opt for skincare products made with high-quality, natural ingredients that are gentle on the skin and don’t contain harmful additives. This is especially important for products such as baby ointment that are used in sensitive areas!
The Mummy’s Miracle Difference
Mummy’s Miracle is the world’s leading moringa based skincare line, specializing in products tailored to the unique needs of mummy and baby. Moringa oil, which is derived from the seed of the moringa tree, is rich in phytonutrients, vitamins, and many other bioactive compounds, making it deeply hydrating and moisturizing.
All of Mummy’s Miracle products are formulated using natural ingredients that are gentle, eco-friendly, and safe for even the most sensitive of skin. Every product is made with sustainably sourced ingredients that are cruelty-free, gluten-free, and chemical-free.
A true delight for the skin, nurturing healthy, glowing skin the natural way has never been easier or safer.
Love + miracles,