What You Need To Know About Skincare Before You Breastfeed
Watched moms around me nurse with ease, my son wailed and flailed to get away from my boobs! I felt like a failure…when I finally got him to latch, the pain was indescribable.
I said “I can’t do it, I need to take a break!”
Everyone around me said “No, you cant! He’s just starting to get it!”
I started to feel more like a vessel than a valuable human being
The lanolin from the hospital did nothing to soothe and moisturize
Here is the valuable lesson I learned…
I learned that I had to be my own spokesperson. It’s okay to ask for the things you need and expect more. As a postpartum skincare company, I know that you deserve better options. Products that prioritize your comfort and well-being.
Here are 4 things I learned on this journey and what you need to know about skincare when breastfeeding...
1. Whatever is applied to your skin can get into your bloodstream, and eventually your breastmilk
It is crucial to know what products you are using while breastfeeding, as many are advised to not use while pregnant. One of those products is retinol. This might be disappointing to you, as retinol is known to help with acne breakouts as well as reduce wrinkles. Don’t worry, we have a nursing friendly alternative that is not only safe but very effective. Check out our Renewing Flower Serum here.
3. Keep it simple
Using a gentle cleanser and moisturizer is usually enough to keep your skin healthy and hydrated. It is also important to keep your skin moisturized as breastfeeding can cause dryness and irritation. Our Clarifying Oat Cleanser and Nourishing Origin Cream are perfect for a safe, all-natural simple routine.
4. Stay hydrated and keep a healthy diet
Drinking plenty of water and eating a healthy and balanced diet can help keep your skin healthy and glowing. Adding foods that are high in antioxidants such as berries, leafy greens, and nuts can also help improve your skin's health.
Skincare is an essential aspect of breastfeeding that many new moms may not consider. It is vital to use safe and gentle products and avoid harsh chemicals and fragrances. Keeping your skin moisturized, staying hydrated, and eating a healthy diet can help keep your skin healthy and glowing. If you have any concerns or questions about skincare when breastfeeding, it is always best to consult with your doctor or a dermatologist. And as always, don’t forget to take moments of self-adoration because a Mother’s care should never be an afterthought!