[dropcap]B[/dropcap]eing a new mother requires you to always be on your toes and this might leave you sleep-deprived. It can be difficult to even have a few minutes all by yourself. As a result, all of it takes a toll not only on your body but also on the glowing skin you once had. This can be attributed to many reasons like a change of lifestyle and physical body changes, especially the hormonal changes. Jumia, Nigeria’s No 1 shopping destinations shares how you can get your glow back after having a baby.
Cleanse your face
Wash away excess oil to prevent acne on your face by cleansing your face twice a day with a mild cleanser, which washes away dirt, oil and other harmful chemicals that could lead to breakouts on your skin.
Get plenty of sleep
It highly possible for you to deprive yourself of sleep because of your baby. The impact of sleep-denial is monumental. Make sure you do hit the bed whenever your little one is sleeping. Proper sleep will give you healthier skin. If you have dry skin, use a water-based moisturiser after washing your face.
Always stay hydrated
Drink at least eight glasses of water a day to stay hydrated. This will help you support the liver and also in monitoring and stabilising your hormones.
Make slight changes to your diet
Making a few changes in your diet is a good step. Just because you are not pregnant anymore doesn’t mean you will increase your intake of junk food. Eat dark green, leafy vegetables such as cabbage, spinach and carrots. These types of veggies are rich in vitamins and full of anti-oxidants, which will keep your skin healthy.
Avoid eating sugary foods
Stop gorging on all that sugary food because they are unhealthy. You’ve had enough of pregnancy craving and it’s time to keep a tab on your diet.
Adeniyi Ogunfowoke is a PR associate at Jumia Travels.