Moms to be should seek out natural and organic products to use during and after pregnancy. Moms who already have kids also should use natural and organic products on their skin as well as their baby’s skin.
During and after pregnancy your facial skin requires special attention. Avoid staying in water for longer since it makes your skin dry. Pregnant skin has tendency to become dry and itchy often so proper moisturizing is very important on daily basis. During this time avoid use of products crammed with chemicals and, instead, opt for natural and organic products. Natural and organic products will help prevent acne, irritation, rashes and will allow your skin to breath.
Following are some common skin irritations that occur during and after pregnancy:
- Stretch marks are one of the most common skin irritations that can occur during pregnancy, with almost 90% of pregnant women experiencing stretch marks. Stretch marks appear as pinkish or reddish streaks running down the abdomen and/or breasts. To cure and help fade away stretch marks, its recommended you use organic/natural products.
Pimple, Breakouts and Acne
- Acne tends to become more irritated during pregnancy. The extra hormones in your body cause the oil glands to secrete more oil, which can cause breakouts. To prevent your facial skin from acne, use fragrance-free organic and natural skin care products. If your acne doesn’t go away after a few weeks, consult with your health care provider on acne treatment during pregnancy.
How to take care of baby’s skin:
A newborn baby’s skin is very sensitive and delicate, and so is the baby’s immune system. Using products with chemicals, dyes, and toxins can cause a baby’s skin to be very irritable and dry.
Following are the few tips on preventing irritated, dry skin and eczema
- Your baby should only wear soft clothing
- Allow your newborn baby’s skin to retain natural oil by not having to you’re your baby often. Also, it is best to avoid giving your baby frequent baths if s/he suffers from eczema
- Do not use any products on your newborn baby which contains toxins, chemicals and/or dyes
- Wash your baby with lukewarm water as it is best for their skin to remain moisturized and healthy.
How can you detect and prevent a baby’s skin irritations early?
- Avoiding Diaper Rash: Diaper rashes occur because of skin irritations due to diapers that are too tight; wet diapers left on for too long; or a particular brand of diapers, detergent or baby wipes being used. You can avoid your baby experiencing diaper rash by keeping the diaper area open as long as possible, in addition to changing the diaper once wet and washing it with warm water.
- Baby Acne: Pimples on your baby’s nose and cheeks usually clear up by themselves in a few weeks, so you don’t need to treat baby acne with any lotion or cream.
- Eczema: is an itchy, red rash. It is common in children who have a family history of asthma and allergies. Eczema also occurs on elbow, chest, arms or behind the knees. To treat Eczema, identify and avoid any triggers by using all natural and organic baby skin care products.
- Avoid talcum powder: Avoid using talcum powder on your Infant, since an infant can inhale all the chemicals and it can be harmful for them.