Quick tips for healthy moth­er­hood

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle -

To main­tain healthy and beau­ti­ful skin dur­ing and post preg­nancy, you may need to re­con­sider your skin­care rou­tine. It is nec­es­sary to pro­tect your skin with nat­u­ral lo­tions, cream and mas­sage oils to sus­tain nat­u­ral glow of your skin, says an ex­pert. Here are some tips on preg­nancy skin care.

DRY AND ITCHY SKIN:

As the body stretches to make way for the lit­tle one, skin needs to be soothed and com­forted. The get re­lief from the dry­ness and itch­i­ness is to keep the skin mois­turised at all times. A sooth­ing body but­ter that con­tains rich co­coa but­ter smoothens dry skin and pro­vide long-last­ing mois­tur­i­sa­tion.

PREG­NANCY RASHES:

Dur­ing preg­nancy, in ad­di­tion to stretch­ing of the skin, sweat may con­trib­ute to itchy, preg­nancy rashes that com­monly ap­pear on the ab­domen, and spreads to legs, feet, arms and chest. Us­ing an anti-rash cream, in­fused with the power of herbs and spe­cially made for moth­ers, will help soothe the itch­ing skin, and pro­vide mois­ture, mak­ing for a more com­fort­able preg­nancy.

BODY MAS­SAGE:

A daily mas­sage dur­ing post­par­tum care rou­tine of­fers re­lief from pain and fa­tigue and helps in restor­ing strength. It helps im­prove blood cir­cu­la­tion and tones and re­laxes mus­cles. Gen­tle strokes us­ing mas­sage oil with a de­light­fully delicate laven­der fra­grance con­tain­ing a sooth­ing blend of sesame oil, win­ter cherry, and coun­try mal­low can be heal­ing and re­lax­ing. It re­lieves stress and pro­motes sleep.

SORE NIP­PLES:

Im­proper breast-feed­ing could lead to pain, due to sore cracked and bleed­ing nip­ples. Two in ten moth­ers have sore and cracked nip­ples that can af­fect milk pro­duc­tion. New moth­ers may use a n ip­ple cream that con­tains Kokum but­ter, a nat­u­ral healer that mois­tur­ize and heal nip­ples.

PHOTO: PRODIP GUHA

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