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Why is my skin more dry since giving birth?

Why is my skin more dry since giving birth?

Dehydration: If you are nursing (breast feeding) then you'll have increased water intake needs. During my wife's pregnancy we used to use a 5-gallon bottle of delivered water (you don't necessarily need special water, but it helps for this analogy) every 2 weeks. After she delivered and was nursing, we used 3 of those bottles every 2 weeks! dehydration can lead to dry skin. There are also hormone shifts! ...Read more

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After giving birth I realised that the skin around my fingers are always veri dry and flaking off, what should I do?

After giving birth I realised that the skin around my fingers are always veri dry and flaking off, what should I do?

Diapers: It is possible that washing your hands frequently for diaper changes, or the diapers, is causing this. (i assume you are doing this now!) you can start with moisturizers like eucerin, wear gloves after you apply it at night, to see if that will help first. If not, then see you doctor to see about other treatments. And, congratulations of the new baby! ...Read more

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Why is my skin more oily since giving birth?

Hormones: Changes in hormone levels can cause changes in the texture and surface of your hair, skin, and nails. Things usually return to normal within a few months. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lose the extra skin after giving birth?

Exercise, nutrition: Skin contains elastin which allows it to stretch and then tighten like a rubberband. Most women are disappointed to learn that this can take up to 12 weeks after having their baby. The two most important things in reclaiming your pre-pregnancy look are regular exercise and healthful nutrition. A good moisturizer should be applied regularly. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your milk to dry up after giving birth?

How long does it take for your milk to dry up after giving birth?

Everybody different: There is a method to help dry you up. Place a most warn towel across your breasts. This is called "milk letdown". You will likely have drainage and the glands start drying. Be careful not to have the towel so hot it burns you. ...Read more

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How can one lose excess belly fat/excess skin after giving birth?

How can one lose excess belly fat/excess skin after giving birth?

Surgery: Cocoa butter and exercise do not help this problem. The only thing that does is a "tummy tuck" procedure. ...Read more