Women's health is often ignored, but the month of May recognizes the struggles of Maternal Mental Health, so it became a holiday in 2014. To raise awareness of this common struggle, May 3 is World Maternal Mental Health Day.
According to WMMH Day,1 in 5 women experiences some type of perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD). PMADs include postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum obsessive compulsive disorder, postpartum bipolar, and postpartum psychosis. Symptoms can appear at any time during pregnancy and the first 12 months after childbirth. Women are often ashamed to experience these emotions and do not reach out for support, but there are many resources to help. Visit this website, if you are based in the US, for additional support: https://www.postpartum.net/, and do not be afraid to talk to a doctor or a mental health professional for help.
Don't forget to practice self-care in your daily life to help reduce stress!
Try these activities to help reduce stress and treat yourself:
Get active! Try to take a walk, practice some yoga, or just go outside for some fresh air. Do whatever works best for your fitness level.
Try a creative activity, like journaling or sketching, to relax your mind.
Treat yourself to a bubble bath or spa day. Our Gentle Hair & Body Wash will be a great way to have a spa experience in your own home. Try using a sheet mask or doing a DIY mani-pedi to have some well-deserved me time.
Be social! Hang out with friends by trying a new restaurant, going shopping, or exploring a new city. Join a book club, or other interest group, to meet new people.
Try something new or something you have always wanted to do. Take a trip, try a new sport, or a new hobby!
Have fun! Try having a karaoke night, game night, or dance party to lighten the mood.
Make sure to drink plenty of water, eat enough food, and get a restful night of sleep. While this may be challenging, it is important to prioritize your mental health.
Try a new skincare routine! It's easy to forget about and can be a struggle to find what products work for you. That's why we offer bundles to reduce the stress of finding the best products. Try our Daily Face Care Bundle today, or try out Gentle Face Wash, Healing Lotion, and ZnO Sunscreen on their own.
Listen to a new podcast or music!
Enjoy some tea or coffee to relax.
Light some candles or use an oil diffuser to add a calming scent to your environment.
Finding time for yourself can be difficult but it is important to prioritize yourself and your mental health. Skincare may not be a priority which is why we want to make it easy for you to find natural products that work so you don't have to worry about yet another thing. Shop our Lemyka products today to have healthy, hydrated skin!