About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Tips for Skin Care During and After Pregnancy

by Hannah Joy on June 1, 2018 at 10:45 AM
Font : A-A+

Tips for Skin Care During and After Pregnancy

Pregnant women are likely to experience many changes in their body, hair, and skin during and after pregnancy. Therefore, taking care of the skin during pregnancy can improve overall health.

Subhashini, an Ayurveda expert at the Himalaya Drug Company, says that because the body of a pregnant woman stretches to make way for the child, the skin needs to be soothed and comforted through the expansion.

Advertisement


"In addition to stretching skin, sweat may contribute to itchy pregnancy rashes that appear on the belly, bottom, under the breast, in the arm pits, and inner thighs," she said.

Other reasons for rashes may include lack of hydration and stress.

Here are some of the tips that she shared to rejuvenate your skin during this time:
  • Use products especially made for mothers which are enriched with the goodness of herbs to moisturise, soothe, and heal your skin.
  • In case of rashes or breakouts, use an anti-rash cream for moms which is infused with Yashada Bhasma and Aloe Vera that are known to have antiseptic and antimicrobial properties to heal and soothe the skin.
  • To reduce stress, engage in activities that calm your mind. For instance, soothe yourself with a post-natal massage, get adequate sleep, and indulge in aromatherapy. Do not forget to give yourself enough time to rest.
  • Ensure that you take lukewarm showers, as hot water can further dry your skin and restrict it from getting the required moisturisation.
  • Most women face discomfort due to rashes. Applying a cold compress on your skin can give you that much-needed comfort.
  • Studies suggest that pregnant and lactating mothers should drink plenty of fluids. This also helps moisturise and hydrate your skin.


Source: IANS
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Printed Temperature Sensors help with Continuous Temperature Monitoring
Health Benefits of Giloy
Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021 - It's time to RISE
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Boils / Skin Abscess Trimester of pregnancy Pregnancy and Exercise Home Pregnancy Test Pregnancy Psychological Changes In Pregnancy Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation Breech Presentation and Delivery Air travel: To fly or not to fly Pityriasis rosea 

Recommended Reading
Women Should Not be Compelled to Take Death Risks during Pregnancy
Laws prohibiting abortion should not force women to take death risks and injury by having a baby....
Fish Consumption during Pregnancy Does Not Cause Autism
Fish consumption during pregnancy is not linked to autism in babies. The assumption is that mercury ...
Fewer Low-income, Urban Women Use Vitamin Supplementation Before Pregnancy
Many poor, urban women do not use prenatal vitamins supplementation before pregnancy, according to ....
Risks of Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy: To Use or Not to Use? EU Debates
Using epileptic drug valproate during pregnancy can help pregnant mothers with epilepsy but the ......
Air travel: To fly or not to fly
Air travel is for everyone, even those with medical conditions....
Boils / Skin Abscess
Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general info about Boils / Skin Abscess ...
Breech Presentation and Delivery
Breech birth or presentation is delivery of the fetus in a bottom or foot-first position. Causes of ...
Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation
During pregnancy & lactation a nutritious diet, suitable exercise, adequate rest and a tranquil mind...
Home Pregnancy Test
A home pregnancy test is a test done to find out if one is pregnant or not in the relative comforts ...
Pityriasis Rosea
Pityriasis rosea is a common skin disease that is not contagious. It manifests as oval-shaped, pink ...
Pregnancy
Detailed look at Early pregnancy Symptoms and easy health solutions during 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimeste...
Psychological Changes In Pregnancy
Pregnancy is an experience of growth, change, enrichment and challenge. During the 40 weeks of pregn...
Trimester of pregnancy
Encyclopedia section of medindia explains in brief about confirmation of pregnancy in first ......

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use