How to Combat Postpartum Sweat

How to Combat Postpartum Sweat

Every mother goes through postpartum. During this period your body is in the process of healing itself and adjusting to its new normal (aka no longer having to sustain a baby in your belly!). There are plenty of adjustments that occur, yet two of the most common postpartum side effects are all the excess sweat and mama stench. Because your body no longer has to retain an abundance of water to nourish your baby, it sweats it all out. On top of that, your hormones are going haywire. So, just like during menopause, hot flashes and night sweats are all too common in postpartum. That extra dampness can also result in some serious smelling funk… 🥴 

One of the best ways to combat that sweat is with a reliable clean deodorant that not only minimizes dampness but also neutralizes the smell — No sweat, we're here to help! 💕

Why You Smell Worse During Postpartum

There are a few reasons why you feel extra sweaty in the weeks after delivering your baby. First, your body is regulating back to its normal state of only caring for one (you!). Your body stores extra water to sustain your baby, so now it’s getting rid of all that water through sweat. The extra sweat is also triggered by hormonal changes. As estrogen and progesterone levels drop, your brain is signaled to release all those fluids.

You might even think you smell worse than you actually do — all thanks to those hormones. Prolactin, the hormone that stimulates milk production, creates more brain connections, which ultimately heightens your sense of smell. Other people might not be able to smell you, but you certainly can!

Being smelly isn’t all bad, though — Really! It helps your baby recognize and form a closer bond with you. However, we also understand that smelling good helps you feel more like yourself, and there are a few things you can do to combat that stench AND the sweat! 

What to do to Beat the Sweat!

Don’t let the post-baby sweat and stink get you down. Here are some steps you can take to feel more like yourself in postpartum. 

  1. 🫧 Carve out time for yourself: Most of the attention typically goes to the baby directly after birth, but remember to take care of yourself too! Take time to do something that makes you feel good, whether that’s going on a walk, reading a book, meditating, or simply taking a shower. 
  2. 💧Hydrate!: Although your body is working to get rid of all the water stores from pregnancy, it’s incredibly important to stay hydrated. Not drinking enough water can lead to funkier B.O. and even more sweat. By drinking 64 ounces of water a day, you can dilute the odor and help regulate your body’s processes. 
  3. 🍅 Eat Your Veggies: This is a little gross, but if you’re a bit backed up the toxins from what’s in your body can excrete through your sweat, amplifying the stench. 🫠 Regulate your bathroom schedule by eating more veggies! The fiber will get your bowels moving and help minimize B.O. in the long run. 
  4. 🙆🏻‍♀️ Detox, Baby!: Clearing out clogged pores refreshes your skin and helps get rid of the smelly bacteria. The Armpit Detox Mask is designed to give your pits a fresh start, and using it once a week not only helps to detox, it also serves as a little self-care moment so you can relax and breathe! 
  5. 🧼 Clean Deo is the Way to Go!: Doctors often recommend that moms use an all-natural high-quality deodorant — like Curie’s deo sticks and sprays. Why? Well, along with keeping you fresh for longer, clean deodorant minimizes the chance of exposing your baby to harsh chemicals and endocrine disruptors found in traditional formulas. By using Curie, you’re caring for yourself and your baby!

Moms all over the U.S. depend on Curie deodorants to keep them fresh and confident throughout postpartum, and we’re honored to be a part of your journey!

“Best natural deodorant! My postpartum stench was awful with my 3rd baby and no matter what I tried, I still stunk. After 3 days of Curie, I noticed I wasn’t smelly after a whole day of work or being outside in 80+ degrees all day. The spray deodorant has been great for my underboob sweat while breastfeeding!” - Lyndsay

Make Postpartum Easier

Although your main focus may be your baby after birth, you can’t forget to take care of yourself! The first step to feeling normal through postpartum is recognizing and admiring what your body can do — it did just create a new life! All of the changes you experience (including the not-so-pleasant ones like the extra sweat and B.O.) lead you into a vibrant new era as a mom. 

Having a solid support system and a trusty sweat-busting sidekick, like Curie, will allow you to soak up every precious moment. Your hot flashes and funky smell will pass, and we’re here to help you every step of the way.  As a little treat from us, you can use the code NEWMOM15 for 15% off! You got this, mama! ✨

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