10 Effective Skin Care Tips For Pregnant Women
When a woman gets pregnant once she gets through the torturous morning sickness phase she gets that healthy gorgeous glow that oftentimes carries through the rest of her term. However, even though pregnant women tend to get that special glow that radiates off of them, many still depend on skincare treatments to help them feel pretty when the rest of their body is rapidly changing and growing.
Pregnancy is a time when the entire body is under turmoil and the skin shows the effects. During pregnancy, the hormonal activity in the body increases and there are also a lot of chemical imbalances. This can give rise to a variety of skin problems that can make your ordeal even more unbearable. And the sad truth is that you can’t use any remedies to alleviate your problem. This is because you don’t have only your own body to take care of.
The tell tale glow of pregnancy is not experienced by all women. Some experience acne and dry skin in the first trimester. Others find their skin breaks out throughout the whole nine months. In most cases, the glow comes in the second trimester, but not always. There are some ways to deal with problem skin during pregnancy.
Skin Care Tips For Pregnant Women:
Pregnancy is a time when hormonal changes can change your skin significantly from positive changes like pregnancy glow to negative ones like acne. Here are some tips on how you can help your skin remain healthy.
A Good Night’s Rest: Sleep is found to have a great effect on the health of the skin. A person who sleeps contently is found to have a glowing skin and the same applies to pregnant women too.
Use Sunscreen: The usage of sunscreen when going out will definitely help in slowing the discoloration of the skin for women who have Melasma.
Taking vitamin E supplement is a good way to keep the skin, tight and prevent stretch marks.
To maintain the health of the skin during pregnancy the diet is of extreme importance. Ensure that the diet is rich in iron, calcium, proteins, vitamins, and other micro nutrients. Raw salads are also especially good.
Moisturize the skin: Provide the skin with sufficient amount of moisture so that the skin remains hydrated. Taking an oil bath will definitely help in cleansing and toning the skin and also improves the blood circulation in the body. But be cautious that you make use of the right kind of moisturizer depending on the nature of your skin. Also, try to use natural moisturizing oils as much as possible.
Drink lots of water: Water is a natural cleanser of the skin as it flushes out the toxins from the system.
Eating healthy and nutritious food also contributes a lot in maintaining a healthy skin tone in pregnant women.
Wash your face and neck regularly so that it avoids excess oil formation which may lead to developing acne.
Wear clothes in which you feel most comfortable in because they might save you from a lot of itching problems. Natural fibers like cotton and wool may serve you better than synthetics.
Stay cool: excessive heat can make your itchiness worse. Wear airy loose-fitting clothes and sit in areas with good air circulation and moderate temperatures.
Other Common Skin Conditions:
An itchy belly is common, especially in the second and third trimesters. Use body lotion to help keep the skin soft and stop the itches. Some women use cocoa butter to both moisturize and prevent stretch marks. There is no significant medical evidence that this works, but it may be worth a try. Some women, including me, are allergic to cocoa butter. There are belly gels made for pregnancy that don’t contain cocoa butter, but offer the same stretch mark preventing results.
Some women experience a change in the pigmentation of the skin during pregnancy. This is sometimes called the mask of pregnancy and affects the forehead, nose and upper lip areas of the face. It is more common in darker complected women. There is no real cure for this condition, but time in the sun will make the discoloration worse. Use sunscreen, at least an SPF 30, before going in the sun. The condition usually fades after the baby is born.