7 Dermatologist-Approved Postpartum Skin Care Products for 2022

If you are a new mom or are pregnant, you may notice changes to your skin. From stretch marks to dry, flaky skin, you might be considering new creams, body oils and more to add to your daily routine.

In addition to finding products for yourself, you now have a little one to take care of who has their own skin needs. To keep their baby skin soft and keep your own feeling soft and hydrated, you may want to upgrade your post pregnancy skin care regimen.

To help you find gentle and safe skin care products that are right for both you and your baby, Dr. Angela Lamb, associate professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai and director of the Westside Mount Sinai Dermatology Faculty Practice at New York, stopped by TODAY’s 3rd hour to share its top picks.

Read on to buy rescue balm, baby shower gel and more.

Skin care for mom

Hatch Nipple + Lip Rescue Balm

If you experience breastfeeding pain, Lamb suggests trying this rescue balm for nipples and lips. The formula is lanolin-free and works to soothe irritated nipples and relieve dry lips. Made with tropical butters and superfruits, this balm creates a protective barrier to fight chapping and irritation.

54 Thrones Minona: Glow Body Oil

“This product is good for reducing dry, flaky skin,” Lamb said. “Your skin, neck down, can definitely get drier from pregnancy onwards, and the main way to prevent itchy and stretchy skin is to apply a good body oil.”

Made with Egyptian Jojoba, Ghanaian Baobab Oil, Nigerian Moringa, Moroccan Rosehip and Argan Oil, this body serum is designed to nourish you and leave you with a radiant glow.

Mustela Stretch Mark Cream

Fight stretch marks with this fast-absorbing cream designed to restore and refresh skin. Since this cream consists of 96% ingredients of natural origin, it can be used safely during pregnancy and after childbirth. The cream works best if you start applying it from the first month of pregnancy until postpartum every morning and evening on your abdomen, hips, thighs and breasts.

Baby skin care

Baby Dove Derma Care Soothing Cleanser

This soothing cleanser is ideal for babies with eczema and dry skin. Formulated with colloidal oatmeal and prebiotic moisturizers, this tearless baby shower gel is ideal for little ones. This cleanser is also free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and fragrance.

Desitin Maximum Strength Diaper Rash Paste

For babies with diaper rash, Lamb recommends using this maximum strength paste. This cream contains zinc oxide, which forms a protective barrier to heal and soothe discomfort. The formula is hypoallergenic, pediatrician-tested, and provides overnight relief, the brand says.

Burt’s Bees Baby All-Purpose Ointment

This versatile Burt’s Bees ointment works to soothe acne, rashes, cradle cap and more. This pomade will form a barrier against dryness and is made without parabens, petrolatum and phthalates. Another solution to soft cradle cap suggested by Lamb is plain olive oil.

Earth Mama Ultra-Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 40

This sunscreen lotion is designed to sit on the skin to protect it from the sun’s rays. Made with soothing organic colloidal oatmeal and organic shea butter, this creamy sunscreen is non-irritating and ideal for sensitive skin.

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