Quick Simple Skincare During Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful phases in a woman’s life. It’s hard wrapping your head around the fact that your body is carrying something so precious. With all of the emotional rollercoasters and adventures pregnancy brings one thing is often overlooked. Proper skincare during pregnancy is vital to momma’s growing belly and the correct care could mean the difference between healthy glowing skin and stretch marks.  Three main factors to ensure you keep your skin healthy are: protection from the sun, moisturizing routinely and your diet.

Protection from the sun:

It’s no secret that the sun causes major damage and aging. Before you go to the beach and flaunt that cute little baby bump make sure your skin is well protected. Your skincare routine will be a little more high maintenance than your normal routine. Elevated hormone levels from being pregnant trigger the multiplication of pigment cells, which can cause facial blotchiness, or “the mask of pregnancy”. Use sunscreen daily to combat this. Make it part of your daily skincare during pregnancy routine to apply sunscreen with at least an SPF 15 before you leave the house to start your day.

Moisturizer:

Stretch marks, There I said it, the taboo side effect of pregnancy. Some enjoy to show them off proudly as their “battle scars” others not so much. While stretch marks are a totally natural and harmless side effect of pregnancy many women would love to know the secret to preventing them. The secret is that there is no secret. Stretch marks have many factors involved as to what causes them and the best strategy is to do your best and let the rest happen. Moisturizing as a part of your skincare routine has been linked to fewer and less noticeable stretch marks. There are a plethora of moisturizers out there but these are the most highly recommended: vitamin E oil, cocoa butter and shea butter because of their high content in good fatty acids which helps heal ,nourish and protect skin.This moisturizer recipe with shea butter will help strengthen your skin. It is recommended to apply moisturizer twice a day to minimize the risk of developing stretch marks. Check out this article on how to keep your skin glowing and radiant for all occasions.

Diet:

The often overlooked part of skincare is diet. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and while pampering it from the outside in is important nurturing it from the inside out works wonders. Stay hydrated throughout your whole pregnancy. Water is truly the magic cure-all and will not only relieve a lot of the discomforts of pregnancy but also keep your skin fresh and healthy. Foods packed with vitamin A and vitamin E will do the trick to keep your skin rocking that pregnancy glow. Foods like carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, lean beef, salmon and milk are chockfull of vitamin A. Foods like almonds, peanuts, apricots and wheat germ are loaded with vitamin E. With your body working in overdrive to nurture your growing baby the best you can you will need to make sure you are eating enough vitamin rich food to take care of you and your plus one. Be sure to check out our article on skincare diet.

Enjoy yourself:

Stress can do no good, not to your baby, not to you and definitely not to your skin. Skincare while pregnant is a healthy way to pamper yourself. After all you deserve it! For easy DIY beauty recipes to indulge yourself with try these. Take the best care you can to develop healthy skincare while pregnant because once your little bundle of joy arrives your skincare for yourself might be put on the back burner. A strong foundation of healthy skincare will pay off and make it easier to get back into the groove of your skincare routine once you’ve met your precious angel.

Heather Herd

About Heather Herd

As a new mom healthcare has become important to me on a whole new level. I have a passion for natural beauty and skin care tips. I believe your body is your temple and you should pamper it accordingly.

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