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New moms need to go easy on the skin


Neelu at the beauty salon Neelu has a lot of experience in caring for women’s skin after pregnancy. Her advice is to be kind to yourself and remember that your skin has gone through months of change, so it will take months to return to its normal state.

Throughout pregnancy and the months that follow, hormones are on a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs. These changes are all due to the rise of certain hormones in the body and then after birth, progesterone and estrogen take a nose dive. It does not stabilize until your monthly periods return. But if you’re breastfeeding, it won’t happen until after weaning. Even then, it can take months for your period and skin to return to some sort of “normal.”

Acne isn’t the only postpartum skin problem that pops up. Chloasma, known as pregnancy mask, is another common occurrence during these nine months. Dark spots may appear all over the face and remain there until after weaning.

Your sleep is disrupted, your energy levels are low, leading to dull skin, and when you’re so tired, your nighttime skincare routine might get pushed back. Just because you’re dealing with tons of imperfections doesn’t mean you have to struggle. A gentle cleanser is ideal morning and night, followed by moisturizer and SPF. Many women find their skin very sensitive after giving birth, so it’s best to stick to fragrance-free and non-comedogenic products. For example, Le Mieux Phyto Marine cleansing lotion is ideal for dry or sensitive skin, as is the peptide foaming cleanser. The O2 Gel cleanser is very effective for acne-prone skin. Vita C pads are natural exfoliation or Perfect Renew Exfoliating and moisturizing pads are gentle effective.

Use Le Mieux Hyaluronic Serum for hydration and 24-Hour Cream or Bio Cellular Moisturizer for extra hydration.

The key point in all of this is to stick with it. For products and ingredients to work, you need to use them consistently.

  • For more information, visit neelus-salon.com

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