It’s an occasion of immense joy when you become a mother. Along with the joys of giving birth to a new life, there are many things that new mothers are concerned about, especially the body. Loose skin after delivery is something that every mother face. The sagging skin can be very frustrating for women who want their bodies to go back to their pre-pregnancy shape. With some lifestyle changes and tips, you can easily get back your beautiful body and skin.
Start Walking: For weight loss, exercise is very important. But with a newborn baby to take care of, finding time to go to a gym or do an intense workout at home may not be possible for many new mothers. Start with 20 minutes of walking, three to five days a week. Gradually increase the duration and pace of walking.
Choose to Breastfeed Your Baby: Breastfeeding is a good source of nutrition for your baby, and health experts recommend breastfeeding over bottle-feeding to help your baby grow healthy both physically and mentally. When you breastfeed your baby, the calories get converted into milk, which in turn helps you lose the extra pregnancy pounds gradually.
Drink More Water: Staying well-hydrated will improve your skin’s appearance and help get rid of the loose skin. Without water, your skin will certainly not look its best. In fact, lack of hydration can make your skin dry, tight and flaky. Drink an ample amount of water throughout the day to improve your skin’s texture and make it more elastic. Water intake can help your body burn fat more easily and reduce water retention in your belly.
Massage the Problem Area with Oil: Massaging the problematic area, the saggy abdomen can help tighten the skin. For massaging, try to use olive oil or coconut oil. Put some lukewarm olive or coconut oil onto your palms. Rub your palms over your abdomen in an upward motion. Massage gently for about 15 minutes to increase blood flow and stimulate cell repair. Do this 2 or 3 times a day.
Exfoliate Your Skin: Another excellent way to get firm and tight skin is exfoliating from time to time. Exfoliating plays a vital role in improving the flow of blood in the area. It also helps slough off dead skin cells and aids regeneration of new, healthy and more elastic skin. You can exfoliate your skin when you bathe by just using a loofah for a couple of minutes daily.
So, you can get back to your pre-pregnancy beauty with ease!