I Tried Out a Moisturizer Designed for Your Nipples
Sore, cracked nipples?
It can occur for a number of reasons, including breastfeeding, thrush, dermatitis, eczema, or using a breast pump incorrectly.
If you're experiencing nipple dryness or soreness, a nipple cream or moisturizer may help. The problem is, some nipple lotions contain irritants that can cause more problems like itchiness and allergic reactions.
To give you the safest, gentlest treatment for sore nipples, we developed a brand new nipple butter designed to soothe and hydrate dry, painful nipples...
FIRST, WHAT'S REALLY CAUSING YOUR NIPPLE DRYNESS?
Here are a few potential reasons.
- It's Cold Outside
The nipples are particularly sensitive to cold, dry weather. That's why you may notice your nips feeling more parched during the winter months.
"Cold, dry weather strips the skin of essential oils, disrupting the outer skin layer, resulting in loss of hydration, and inflammation," says dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD, of Zeichner Dermatology.
Chafing happens when the breasts and nipples come in regular contact with something that rubs and irritates them, causing pink, dry patches and itchiness.
It may even be something as simple as wearing an ill-fitting bra or not wearing one at all, as these can cause unnecessary rubbing that may cause irritation.
The best thing you can do is to start wearing a properly fitted bra and more breathable, looser clothing that doesn't rub.
- Yeast Infection
Did you know yeast infections can show up on your boobs too? That's right!
They range from nipple and areola infections and are often linked to breastfeeding.
If you think you have an infection, visit your doctor right away to receive the appropriate treatment.
Just ordered a new lotion from Amazon? A common suspect when it comes to itchy, dry nipples is your skin responding to a new, irritating lotion.
Known as allergic contact dermatitis, it occurs when someone experiences an allergy to a chemical that comes in contact with the skin.
If it's not your new nipple balm or lotion, it could be due to a piercing or OTC medication. Even nursing pads may contain irritants that can disrupt the nipples.
Try to look for hypoallergenic products and talk to your doctors if the symptoms aren't going away.
- Breastfeeding and Pregnancy
If your nips are sore and dry, it could be one of two things: breastfeeding which is known to cause cracking, or pregnancy which can also cause nipple dryness.
Nipple pain and itching is normal and comes with the physiological changes that occur during pregnancy, like the growth of breasts in preparation for lactation.
"As the skin stretches to accommodate the [growing] breasts, it often becomes dry and irritated," says Stephanie Gore, MD, an ob-gyn at CareMount Medical. "Some women develop stretch marks, which irritates the skin even more."
MEET OUR NEW ACAI YOUR NIPPIES BUTTER
It's your soon-to-be routine staple moisturizer made exclusively for your nips! This fruity blend of active ingredients work in Truly’s Acai Your Nippies Butter to soothe, smooth, and seal in moisture on dry, cracked, or inflamed nipples.
Whatever the reason for your unhappy nips, we've created a boob-targeted skincare product using the most nourishing, nipple-friendly ingredients for a formula that calms, hydrates, and protects.
Our new Acai Your Nippies Butter is perfect for new moms or basically anyone dealing with nipple dryness. It happens to all of us!
It uses acai, dragon fruit, mango butter, apricot, and antioxidants to moisturize, restore dry skin, and soothe inflammation.
Best of all, it's perfectly safe for use if you're pregnant thanks to its natural, clean ingredients and retinol-free formulation.
WHY IT WORKS SO WELL
The formula works amazingly thanks to its nourishing blend of high-performing natural ingredients.
Acai berries are loaded with antioxidant properties, which helps them fight free radicals and keep the skin young, glowing, and healthy. They also help to repair damaged skin and protect it from further moisture loss.
As for the formula's hydrating powers - we've got mango butter to thank for that.
It's very creamy, extremely moisturizing, and high in antioxidants to repair and protect the skin. In spite of its creamy texture, mango butter is non-comedogenic and absorbs quickly into the skin - unlike shea butter and cocoa butter.
How to Use it
After showering or bathing, apply a dime sized amount of the butter to nipples and rub in completely. If your nipples are particularly sensitive, rub the butter between your palms so that it glides on easily.
You can also put in in the fridge 5-10 minutes before applying for an intensive, soothing treatment.
SKINCARE PRODUCTS TO AVOID
There are several products you'll want to steer clear of when it comes to the health of your nipples. Here are the ones to avoid:
- Alcohol-based products: These are way too drying for the nipples and will only worsen your symptoms.
- Vitamin E creams: If you're pregnant and your nipples are hurting, stay away from vitamin E products, as they can be highly dangerous for the baby.
- Impurified lanolin: While certified organic lanolin that's purified can be extremely effective as a topical treatment for dry nips, impurified versions can cause allergic reactions in people who are allergic to wool.
- Petroleum-based products: These ointments prevent air from flowing to your skin and can even clog the Montgomery glands on your breast. Choose natural, non-toxic ingredients instead like extra virgin olive oil, beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter, aloe vera, and calendula flower.
It's also worth pointing out that unscented products are the best choice when you're looking for nipple creams or ointments - especially if you have sensitive skin, as fragranced products can be very irritating.
Sore nipples can happen for a variety of reasons. Luckily, there are ways you can treat the symptoms with over-the-counter creams and moisturizers. However, we recommend trying our Acai Your Nippies Butter to give your nipples the nourishment and relief they need.
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