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Is it Harder for Older Moms To Get Their Pre-Baby Body Back?

Posted by Sara Barrett on Dec 30, 2015 3:38:47 PM

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Why Older Moms Have A Harder Time Getting Their Pre-Baby Body Back and How To Combat This.

It’s no secret that as we age, it becomes more difficult to maintain our dream body. Add a pregnancy on top of aging, and it can feel like it’s nearly impossible to get your pre-baby body back. This got me wondering, why is it harder for older woman to regain their body post-pregnancy?

As discussed in a recent article on NewBeauty.com, the main thing for older patients is that the elasticity of the tissues is not as good. Because of this, the skin on the breasts and abdomen that has stretched may not snap back asynchronous as it would in a younger patient. This makes sense considering the loss of skin elasticity is what causes wrinkles and sagging skin. But elasticity isn’t the only culprit. Another effect of later pregnancies is that our metabolisms are a bit slower and muscle mass a bit less so dropping the baby weight is much tougher to accomplish.

Most people agree that “having good genes” is the best way to bounce back. But don’t lose hope, there are several ways you can give your post-baby body a fighting chance.

Apart from genetics, the next best thing is to be in the best shape you can be before your pregnancy. The more energetic, fit and vital a woman is before pregnancy, the faster she will recover and regain all that she can of her pre-pregnancy body.  After you have the okay from your doctor to start working out again after giving birth, the key is to be consistent with your workouts. Workouts that will help your body bounce back quicker include core strength, cardiovascular training and overall full body strength training.

As for your skin, try to limit the amount of time you spend in the sun because it breaks down elasticity. Additionally, practicing good skin care on your body and face can boost your elasticity.

However, even with proper exercise and healthy eating habits, it’s still pretty tough to get your body back to where you want it to be. And usually the last thing you want to after a pregnancy is to go through anything invasive and surgical. That’s where non-surgical post-pregnancy procedures like Venus Freeze Skin TighteningAffirm for stretch-mark reduction, and Acne/Skin Treatments, come in handy. (Special Alert: Try Venus Freeze For Just $99!!)

Each of these treatments are non-invasive, and get you back to your pre-baby body in no time, with ZERO downtime! Want to learn more about these procedures? Ask us a question or Schedule A Free Consultation.

What's your post-pregnancy experience? Would you have a mommy makeover?

Sources:

NewBeauty.Com

Topics: skin tightening, Weight Loss, post-pregnancy

Do You Have a Pregnancy Skin Care Routine?

Posted by Shannon Morgan on Feb 10, 2012 1:08:00 PM

Keeping “perfect” skin sometimes seems impossible during pregnancy. Why? Because of the unavoidable hormonal changes that occur. Pregnancy hormones bring about huge changes to almost every part of a woman's body, from skin and hair right through to teeth and gums. Since skin is the outermost layer of the body, even a slight change from the normal is evident. 

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Skin care for pregnant women is really essential. To keep their pregnant bodies in top condition, mommies-to-be need to adjust their daily skincare and pampering routine to ensure that they feel and look great, right up to their due date and beyond.   

The first thing to do when you find you are pregnant is to check the products that you would normally use. You may find that some products are unsuitable for pregnant skin. (Click the link for a list of ingrediants to avoid)
 
Cleansing 

Soap removes natural oils from the skin, so try using a moisturizing body wash instead. This will maintain the essential oils in pregnant skin and promote a healthy glow, as well as keep your skin from drying out.
 
Moisturizing and Sun Protection

The most important addition you should make to your skin-care routine during pregnancy (and beyond) is a moisturizer with at least SPF 15, and with broad spectrum protection (that works against both UVA and UVB rays). This is an important for women always do, even past pregnancy. If you can find makeup with SPF in it as well, even better.
 
Acne and Oil

If your skin is oily and/or acne prone, you'll probably experience your worst breakouts during the first trimester of pregnancy. The safest way to treat these breakouts is with a product that contains glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, topical erythromycin (prescription only), or witch hazel. Generally, most dermatologists don't recommend the use of topical retinoids (such as Retin-A or Differin) or salicylic acid — check product labels for ingredients before choosing or talk to your dermatologist if you have any questions.
 
Skin Problems
 
Many, many women experience skin-care problems during pregnancy that occur whether you have implemented a daily routine or not. Babycenter.com has compiled a list of the 5 most common pregnancy skin-care problems and how to cure them. We highly recommend you check it out.

Silk Touch Med Spa also offers a wide variety of services that can help you feel more confident, or simply help you relax during your pregnancy. Check out some of our skin care and spa treatments we have available. In addition we also have many services to look into post-pregnacny such as vercoise vein treatments, IPL, smart-lipo body shaping and much more that can help you get back to your pre-pregnancy body. We recently published a blog: Regain Your Pre-Baby Body - follow the link to learn more.

Take our skin-care quiz to see what treatments may be right for you and don't forget to set up a FREE consulation at Silk Touch. We would love to answer any questions you have on skin-care and help find which treatments are right for you.

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Topics: Skin Care, post-pregnancy