Pregnancy hormones give women a natural glow in their skin. However, sometimes women face an increase in melanin which results in skin darkening. For most women this discoloration fades away after a few months of giving birth. There are ways of minimizing this discoloration which you can try it at your home.
During this time if you go out in the sun the problem is going to go worse. Hence, it is advisable if you slather on some sunscreen every time you go out. Doctors advise to use it daily. Choose for lotions that come with zinc oxide. This blocks the UV sun rays more effectively.
You must use natural face packs when you are taking care of your skin after pregnancy. There are many home-made recipes which you can go for. Orange pulp lightens the skin tone to some extent. Puree an entire orange and then apply this mixture to the affected areas for about 15 minutes and then rinse it away. You can also go for a milk mask which would include almond oil, lime juice, honey and whole milk in equal parts. Then, leave it on your skin for 30 minutes and wash it. Then again, there are also herbal face masks available in the market which you can choose to apply.
Skin exfoliation is very important as part of your skin lightening and beauty routine. With exfoliation you can encourage cell turnover and bring about fresher skin on the forefront. You can use a scrub or make one on your own with olive and sugar. You can also try lotions that would contain hydroxyl acids.
You must take into consideration your diet if you want to get desired results. Include a lot of folic acid in your diet. Folate rich foods include beans, eggs, dark green vegetables, and eggs.