The Ultimate Guide to Skincare while Breastfeeding

Ashley S.Ashley S.

If you’ve just given birth – congratulations! Making life and celebrating it should be on your list of priorities, but not for too long. The truth is that your body has gone through a lot, along with your skin. Now, it’s especially crucial to be sure that nothing you put on your skin can harm your newborn while you’re taking care of the two of you. Avoid anything that can be detrimental to your baby because breast milk contains traces of whatever you consume or apply to your skin. Here is all that you should know!

What Are Some Good Ingredients For Your Skin While You Are Breastfeeding?

A) Vitamin C – after utilizing this ordinary chemical, the skin seems luminous and rejuvenated. It’s safe to use this miraculous ingredient while nursing. Here’s a benefit I know you’re going to love learning about. It has been demonstrated that vitamin C helps breastfeeding women produce more milk. So go ahead and add it to your regular skincare regimen.

B) Vitamin B – niacinamide, or vitamin B3, plays a crucial role in maintaining good health. The signs of aging are reduced and your skin is toughened and smoothed. You will have a clear and smooth base throughout the day.

C) Glycerin – it can be used safely as part of a breastfeeding mother’s regular skincare routine because of its emollient qualities. Miracle ingredient; your skin will be moisturized, toned, and silky after using it a few times. It also soothes your skin.

What Are Some Bad Skincare Ingredients You Should Avoid?

Most skincare experts and dermatologists are against using products that include retinol or other derivatives of vitamin A. Also, most skin care experts are against using treatments that contain salicylic acid, an ingredient in acne drugs, and hydroquinone, a lotion used to reduce dark spots on the skin. Salicylic acid applied topically is, nevertheless, frequently recognized as safe to use while pregnant, but not as you’re breastfeeding. Unfortunately, the effects of these medications on nursing have not been researched; still, most doctors advise against using them out of great caution.

PS: You can swap salicylic acid for lactic acid

Salicylic acid, a beta hydroxy acid, is an effective acne treatment, notably for removing bothersome blackheads and whiteheads. You should avoid applying any salicylic acid-containing products to your chest if you’re nursing because doing so increases the likelihood that the baby will come into direct contact with them. Salicylic acid can cause Reye’s Syndrome in infants and is extremely harmful at high doses. The brain and liver enlarge as a result of this severe illness. Additionally, signs include diarrhea, vomiting, rapid breathing, and irritability. Avoid getting a facial peel at a spa or dermatologist’s office until after you have finished nursing.

Hydration Is Crucial

If you don’t drink enough water, your skin can dry up and become more prone to breakouts. Remember that your baby will absorb anything you put into (and on) your body, so make sure you get lots of hydrating products. I know it can be difficult to increase one’s water intake, so if you’re having trouble doing so, try eating foods that are naturally high in water content.

Use an emollient moisturizer to further aid in avoiding dry, sensitive skin. Moisturize your skin with your favorite product(s) right now as a special reward to yourself. Do it three times a day for the best, moisturized & healthy glowy skin.

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