Here’s how you can keep your skin healthy and fine even during your pregnancy!
Are you someone who is expecting or planning for a pregnancy in the near future? Well, lots of congratulations and good luck for this new phase. Pregnancy is a tough and unpredictable phase for all women. Giving birth is not a piece of cake.
Not all pregnancies are same
When you conceive, your body goes through several changes which some you make like and some you regret. Different women’s bodies go through different changes so to compare your pregnancy with some other woman, isn’t a justifiable act. Woman A might be facing lots of hair fall during her pregnancy phase while Woman B’s hair might be at their best during pregnancy. Same goes with skin. Your skin changes dramatically during pregnancy. Some women face intense acne and skin sensitivity while some feel that their skins have lost the ability to stay hydrated. Some pregnant women also complain of a feeling of dirt and grime on their face all the time. All these skin problems are genuine and common but they shouldn’t be taken lightly.
A new, changed skin care routine is definitely a great idea
A mother’s healthy skin is a sign of a baby with healthy skin, so it’s important to set up a skincare routine that can help during pregnancy. Also, it’s important that your skin routine is safe for your baby as well, hence make sure that your old skin care habits are out of the window, right now. You will have to adapt to a new routine from now on and we will help you do just that. Below are some of the most authentic skincare ideas that you can practice during your pregnancy period.
- Keep moisturising your skin
Nothing feels great than a moisturized skin. Women who are used to moisturising their skins every night will definitely find it hard if they will be asked to not moisturise, during pregnancy, at all. Moisturising is great when it comes to removing dirt and grime and cleaning the skin for good, every night. So, there is no way we recommend, no moisturising, during pregnancy. You must moisturise but with a moisturiser that is safe for a pregnant woman’s skin. This means it should be made of everything natural and must be free from all kinds of preservatives. There are so many pregnancy-safe moisturizers available at almost every drugstore. These moisturizers are hypoallergenic which means that they in no way affect breastfeeding and are safe for both baby and mom.
- Never forget to keep yourself and your skin hydrated
Okay, you might argue that moisturising and hydrating your skin are similar things. Yes, they are similar in many ways but they are two different phenomena. Moisturization makes sure that the water in your skin doesn’t evaporate much while hydration is responsible to increase the water content in your body. There are so many hydrators available on the market that can help you do the job properly. Ideally, a hydrator is applied before a moisturizer so that the increased water gained from the hydration is sealed away by the moisturizer. They can make an amazing skincare routine for your pregnant skin if used together.
In addition to a hydrator, make sure your fluid game is strong. Take water, fresh juices and milk to keep yourself hydrated for long. Yogurt has an excellent effect on a pregnant skin so why not indulge in this creamy goodness, every morning or before going to bed. Glowing skin is guaranteed after this regime.
- Exfoliate your skin at least once every three days
There is no way you can get away from your skin’s dead cells in any other way except for exfoliation. Exfoliating is vital irrespective of your pregnant state. It helps open your skin pores by removing all the grime and dust particles. For a hydrator and a moisturiser to work properly, it is necessary for your skin to start fresh without blocked pores. If you are looking for a preservative-free exfoliator, look nowhere because there is nothing as safe and effective as baking soda.
Baking soda is great for your skin and provides your skin with so much smoothness. If you are looking for a way to use baking soda as your exfoliant, then find below a recipe to get your weekly exfoliation sorted.
Mix a tablespoon of baking soda in a few drops of water and Vitamin E oil. Create a paste and apply on your skin. Massage your skin with this mixture for a good 5 minutes before you wash it off with lukewarm water.
- Do not ignore your stretch marks
Stretch marks are quite annoying and can affect your confidence and morale. If you are pregnant, you are deemed to have stretch marks around your skin. Stretch marks are formed as a result of your skin stretching to make space for the new baby. This process of continuous stretching ends up forming fine lines around your belly, legs, hips and sometimes arms. These lines are called stretch marks. Use a pregnancy friendly street]”[ch mark cream to soothe down these lines. Massage the cream on your hips, legs and stomach every day, in a circular motion, for supple and soft skin.
- For a fresh pregnancy skin, eat healthy!
You don’t have a choice there. You have to eat healthy in order to produce a healthy baby. But as important it is for your baby, healthy foods also work great for your skin. Proteins, vitamins, iron, calcium accelerate the process of building new skin cells which end up giving you glowing skin during pregnancy. Make sure you eat well and avoid unnecessary sugars. Eat well for yourself and for your baby.
- Don’t neglect your neck and chest
It’s not just always your face that needs to be toned up. Your neck alone requires as much attention as your face does. Use a pregnancy-safe gel to tone your neck and chest muscles and even apply a stretch mark cream if you feel the presence of fine lines there. These gels are easily available and are great to keep your skin feel soft and supple both during and after pregnancy.
Take care of your skin and your baby. These days will never come back. Have a happy and safe pregnancy!
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