Your pregnancy glow made you a rosy-cheeked, bouncy-haired beauty. Now that you’re three to six months postpartum, you may be experiencing the other side of the coin. As your estrogen levels fall, you may be “losing” hair and your skin may become oily or very dry.
First things first, make sure you’re taking care of yourself by eating a balanced diet of whole foods, like fruits, veggies, proteins, and whole grains, and drinking plenty of water. And make sure you’re getting enough exercise, which can help manage any stress that may be exacerbating your skin or hair issues.
If your skin is dry, be sure to drink plenty of water and moisturize with an oil-free moisturizer. If you’re particularly oily, find a cleanser and oil-free makeup that works for your skin. Stay out of the sun and wear sunscreen. Our Pregnancy Glow Gummies can also support your postpartum glow.
During pregnancy, your hair skips its shedding phase, so that’s why it seems so lush. Once you’re a new mom, your hair growth enters a resting phase, while also going through “excessive shedding” where it sheds nine months’ worth of hair -- all at once. (You could be losing up to 500 hairs per day postpartum, where normally you’d lose only 125 at most.) Use some volumizing shampoo to help your hair remain bouncy. Consuming healthy fats, like Omega-3 Fatty Acids, could add back your luster, too. Also, try our Postpartum Hair Loss Gummies for a sweet way to support your hair’s health. If you’re losing clumps of hair, start losing hair three or four weeks after birth, or feel like you’re losing hair for more than a month, talk to your doctor, as you may be experiencing some other hormonal shifts, such as thyroid problems.
Sources: your health TODAY, the BUMP, American Academy of Dermatology Association