To celebrate the launch of our C-Section Care Box, the fabulous people at Purity Natural Beauty have put together a blog post on how to care for your stretchmarks and C-Section scar.
Many women apply stretchmark creams religiously to target areas throughout their pregnancy and immediately stop applying their lotions postpartum. The months following giving birth are just as important. Your skin has stretched to house your beautiful baby, and once born, your skin will return to normal. It’s important to continually apply lotions to increase the skin’s elasticity and collagen levels to prevent new stretch marks from forming and this also helps tighten and tone the skin.
Tip: Always exfoliate before applying cream to your stretchmarks. Exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells. Applying your creams and lotions to freshly exfoliated skin is much more effective as the active ingredients can penetrate fresh new skin cells.
C-Section Scar Massage
Massaging your C-Section Scar can be a very nice way to connect with your body, and it has several holistic health benefits that can help you heal your C-Section Scar both inside and out.
C-Section Massage has several emotional and physical benefits. Physically, massaging your C- section scar can prevent deep scar tissue forming, which can cause lots of health implications. Massage can also prevent excessive scarring and make the scar appear less noticeable.
Tip: Scar Massage can be a very quick self-care practice, just 5 minutes a day is enough to be effective to prevent scar tissue build-up. You can begin C-Section Scar Massage at 6-8 weeks.
C-Section Scar Common Questions Answered:
When can you begin using a topical cream?
We normally advise not to use any topical cream until the scar is fully healed, (so when you no longer need dressing). This is normally around 3-4 weeks after your C-Section. **Please seek professional advice from your Practitioner.
Will my C-Section scar completely disappear?
During your C-Section Recovery, it’s important to remember that your scar will not completely disappear. Instead, your focus should be on taking care of your scar to ensure you heal correctly, without long-term physical complications. It’s worth knowing that caring for your C-Section scar in this way, will mean the scar is naturally less noticeable over time.
Is it too late to massage my C-Section Scar?
It’s never too late. Massaging your C-Section Scar has healing benefits for both new and old C- Section wounds.
The Purity Scar & Stretchmark Lotion can be found in the Baboo Box C-Section Care Package - Caesarean Recovery Gift Box. This natural lotion is suitable for use during pregnancy and postpartum. It is formulated with natural wound healing fruit extracts and essentials oil, to heal old and new scars and stretchmarks.