Becoming a mother and taking care of your precious baby changes your entire life. The nine months of pregnancy lead to life’s greatest miracle, but they also take a toll on your body. While each woman’s body responds differently to carrying a child, many women are left with postpartum stretch marks, hormonal acne, hair loss, or melasma after pregnancy. Here are a few beauty items to solve postpartum beauty problems.
Fade Stretch Marks and Scars
Pregnancy stretches your skin to its limits, so stretch marks are a common postpartum complaint. Applying a moisturizing oil such as Bio-Oil to the affected areas in addition to an anti-stretch mark serum such as Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy will smooth the skin and fade stretch marks over time. Mustela Stretch Marks Double Action is free of parabens, so it’s a great product for breastfeeding mothers. Mederma Gel Scar Treatment can also be used to lighten scars from cesarean section births and restore the skin’s normal appearance.
Restore Thinning Hair
Pregnant women are known for developing thick hair, but postpartum hair loss can be common too. Using products that stimulate and nourish the scalp will help encourage new hair growth and replace any hair loss. The Nioxin Scalp Treatment for Fine Hair System 1 is specifically made to combat thinning hair, and this set of products helps to fortify the scalp and quicken hair growth. The OjonDamage Reverse Thickening Restorative Scalp Treatment and Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment will help moisturize the scalp and hair to keep remaining hair healthy and strong.
During pregnancy some women develop Melasma, which is a skin condition characterized by dark patches of skin on the face. The discoloration sometimes continues after pregnancy. Full-coverage foundations, such as Estee Lauder Double Wear’ Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup and Dermablend Cover Creme, quickly hide large areas of discoloration from Melasma and create a flawless complexion. Women who prefer lighter makeup or who have a milder case of Melasma can spot treat dark areas with concealers, such as Bobbi Brown Corrector or Benefit Erase Paste.
Banish Hormonal Acne
Hormone levels frequently fluctuate during pregnancy, which can lead to hormonal breakouts. Postpartum hormonal acne can be cleared with a consistent skincare regimen, but it’s best to use natural products if you’re breastfeeding. The Belli Anti-Blemish Face Wash and Belli Acne Control Spot Treatment naturally reduce acne with ingredients like green tea, colloidal sulfur, and tea tree oil. Both products are OB/GYN and dermatologist-recommended and are safe to use while breastfeeding. While the famous pregnancy glow fades away, the Belli Healthy Glow Facial Hydrator will keep your face hydrated and illuminated months after you give birth.