We know that pregnancy and breastfeeding will not just change your life but will also change your body’s requirements. Your skin will be subjected to stress over an extended period of time. This means you need to take extra care and to also be mindful of what skincare you put on your skin and what supplements you may take.
Our skin is our largest sensory organ, by selecting supportive, self-healing and regeneration products the skins defences are strengthened and the disturbed equilibrium is brought into balance. Post-natal depletion is something that mothers experience and most women will begin motherhood already depleted in key nutrients such as iron, zinc, vitamin B12 and essential fatty acids.
How can we help post-natal depletions effect on your skin?
- Increase your intake of good fats and proteins. Focus on restocking your essential fatty acid stores with bone broth, oily fish, and good-quality meat
- If you are vegetarian or vegan, make sure you get adequate protein, and plenty of healthy fats from nut butter, avocado, coconut oil and tahini
- Reduce your intake of processed foods, and make sure you eat plenty of nutrient-dense vegetables
- Incorporate gentle exercise into your life. This might be yoga, pilates or walking. As you feel better, you will be able to do more. Exercise promotes mood-boosting hormones and increases your energy levels
- Drink plenty of water
On our Skintopia website we have products to specially help you at this stage of your life both for baby and mum.
BePure Mum’s One was researched and formulated to include the most important pregnancy nutrients needed to support mum and baby throughout each stage of the pregnancy journey. It contains the most bioavailable and high strength version of each vitamin and mineral to support mums to have a happy healthy pregnancy journey, prevent postnatal depletion and give our future generation the best start to life.
Abel has created a scent for mothers by mothers using 100% natural ingredients. It’s a fragrance to both celebrate and support motherhood. Nurture perfume reminds a mother to take care of herself while also taking care of her little one.
. Only contains ingredients that are safe pre & postpartum
. Infused with ginger for anti-nausea
. Rose and orange blossom settle and energise in weary moments
. Low allergen ingredients for comfortably wearing around sensitive little ones and at a time when your own skin, and sense of smell, is more sensitive, too
This tea is perfect to drink during your breastfeeding journey. Find relief with Hurunui grown hemp seed hearts containing vital minerals of manganese, magnesium, iron, and zinc to give your body a helping hand to recover and restore. Good Vibes tea has been mindfully blended with centuries old medicinal herbs to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Soothing spices of cinnamon and clove combined with fruity flavours of rosehip and elderberry warms you up from the inside out, helping you find true relief both physically and mentally.
Postnatal depletion can leave your skin dehydrated; this long-lasting serum immediately floods skin with hydration, replenishes from within, and helps prevent future hydration evaporation. Full-circle hydrating serum utilises an enhanced form of Hyaluronic Acid to penetrate skin’s surface for deep hydration and more supple, radiant skin over time.