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Skincare Tips during Pregnancy

10/27/2016



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Pregnancy causes changes in a woman’s body. A pregnant woman’s body produces more hormones — particularly estrogen and progesterone — which may cause noticeable changes. To maintain healthy and beautiful skin during pregnancy you should reconsider a change in your skincare routine. During this precious time, you need to learn what products are safe for you AND your baby.

 

Since a sound mind and body enhances beauty, we have compiled a few tips to maintain healthy skin during this special phase of life:

 

  • Stick to a healthy diet. You need to be extra cautious on what you are eating and how healthy it is during pregnancy. It’s advisable to consult your doctor for a diet chart, including lists of food types you need to concentrate on
  • Drink eight glasses of water daily. Drinking lots of water keeps your skin hydrated and healthy
  • If pimples are your problem, wash your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser. Gently exfoliate your skin and finish off with an oil-free moisturizer
  • Look for the words “noncomedogenic” and “unscented” when you’re buying makeup and skin-care products. In addition, if you have acne prone or oily skin “oil free” products will be less likely to add excess oils and clog up pores, — also good if your skin is on the oilier side, to begin with. But if your skin is dry, you’ll be better off with hydrating products
  • Moisturize twice daily to keep stretch marks at bay. Dry skin is a common discomfort during pregnancy as not only bellies, but hips, thighs, and breasts expand and stretch the skin. Moisturize twice a day with products that use organic and natural butter, plant oils, and Vitamin E. These natural ingredients have powerful moisture retention and healing properties to keep your skin soft and nourished
  • Opt for aluminum-free deodorant. Many pregnant women report an increase in body odor during pregnancy and a heightened sense of smell (which can also give the impression of increased body odor). Most over the counter deodorants contain aluminum, which studies have been linked to developmental defects such as behavioral and neurological issues. Combat body odor safely and naturally by using an aluminum-free deodorant
  • Protect yourself when exposed to the sun. UV light can escalate dark spots on the skin and make it difficult for them to fade with ease after pregnancy. We recommend using a mineral and chemical free sunscreen anytime you want to soak up some rays.
  • Avoid Retinol. Until after D-day, replace retinol products with vitamin C serums, which offer similar benefits and have been found to be safe to use during pregnancy
  • Be sure to get enough sleep and try relaxation techniques like meditation or pre-natal yoga classes. Stress is a big beauty buster

 

*Please, consult with your doctor before you begin any specific routine.

 

References

Lee, Grace. “9 Tips for a Naturally Beautiful Pregnancy.” Mind Body Green. November 2014. Web



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