Pregnancy brings a lot of changes in the body along with the hormonal fluctuations that cause damage to the skin. Pregnancy skincare is very much essential for women. An expectant mother experiences an acne and stretch marks during pregnancy. Acne breakout results from excess production of oil due to hormonal changes in the body during pregnancy.
The torn tissue heals with irregular scars known as stretch marks. Growth of fat in the breasts, thighs, and buttocks causes stretch marks in these areas. Acne and stretch marks occur greatly during the first and second trimester of the pregnancy. Usage of gentle ingredients can revive dull tired skin, nourishes your scalp and soothes irritation.
Tips to maintain good skin during pregnancy are as follows:
- Use Body Oil: The usage of body oil minimizes stretch marks. Jojoba oil is used to alleviate itchy skin. Rosehip oil acts as a multi-purpose to repair skin, reduces the appearance of stretch marks, acne scars and helps with dry itchy skin.
- Change Moisturizing Body Washes: Extra care should be taken for your skin during pregnancy. Your skin will dry and itch due to stretching that caused by stress and trauma. To reduce its suppleness, choose natural soap that can strip your skin off. To prevent dryness and itching, change your moisturizing body washes.
- Treat Your Abdomen: Your abdomen will stretch during pregnancy. Stretching results in stretch marks after you have given birth. Massage your skin with gel and moisturizing cream regularly to prevent stretch marks.
- Avoid Sun Protection: Your skin is more sensitive than usual during pregnancy. Your skin gets damaged when you expose to the sun. Apart from daily skincare habits, start applying sunscreen to avoid discolorations, irritations, and dryness.
- Diet: Eat a healthy diet full of vegetables and fruits to maintain your skin while pregnant. Focus on food items that are rich in vitamin A like milk, fish, eggs, and carrots. Vitamin C and E are rich in antioxidants and also reduces the skin’s aging process.
- Rest: Pregnant women need 8-10 hours of sleep. Rest will give more energy during the day and prevents dark circles.
- Avoid Spas and Hot Baths: Be careful with hot baths and avoid saunas, spas and body wrap during pregnancy to avoid overheating. If your bath is too hot, you start to sweat or feel nauseous.
- Avoid Hair Straightening: Don’t get your hair chemically straightened and avoid Brazillian blow dries and keratin treatments.
- Cocoa Butter: These plant oils are effective for nourishing skin and mitigating the effects of stretching. Many individuals have reported an improvement in the appearance of the skin after using a cream containing cocoa butter.
- Vitamin E Oil: It is essential in maintaining the structure of the skin. It also protects the skin from environmental damage. Dermatologists recommend applying directly vitamin E creams by breaking open vitamin E capsules.
- Vitamin A: It is used for treating various types of skin blemishes including injuries, stretch marks, and scars caused by acne. Vitamin A is most effective when you apply directly to the affected area.
These tips give better results for the child-to-be born. Certain pregnancy skincare treatments will eliminate skin diseases like drying, acne problems and loss of healthy complexion.