How To Take Care Of Your Skin When You Are Pregnant

Getting pregnant is one of the happiest happenings in a woman's life. Feeling this baby growing in her belly gives her an incomparable joy and happiness. However, these nine months of adventure do not come without their small amount of inconvenience, especially for the skin that suffers the impact of the hormonal upset that takes place inside the body. To help you ladies to take care of your skin during pregnancy and to make it radiate, here are some practical tips to adopt!

As soon as the design takes place, the whole body of the woman begins to prepare to welcome baby. The ovaries therefore launch into an accelerated production of hormones which help to relax the ligaments of the uterus where baby will develop during the next 9 months and contribute to the good development of the latter. However, these hormonal changes that will persist throughout pregnancy will not fail to have side effects on the appearance of the pregnant woman's skin.

What are the skin disorders related to pregnancy?
 
With hormonal fluctuations, several women are prone to various skin problems, the main ones being:

- Skin dryness: Because of the loss of water caused by changing levels of hormones, the skin generally tends to dry out during pregnancy. It becomes rough to the touch, tiraille and loses its suppleness and its elasticity.

- Pregnancy mask: During pregnancy, the action of the pigment cells is multiplied tenfold, and this is the reason behind the darkening of the breast areolas and the appearance of the brown line on the abdomen. In addition, the overproduction of melanin increases the risk of chloasma (mask of pregnancy) which is manifested by brown spots on the forehead, nose, cheeks or neck.

- Acne: With increased secretion of progesterone, the sebaceous glands produce more sebum that accumulates in the pores and promotes the appearance of blackheads and acne breakouts.

- Stretch marks: With the weight gain, the skin is so stressed that its elastic fibers can break, causing the appearance of purple streaks.

Even though these problems tend to dissipate gradually after childbirth, it is strongly recommended that you take care of your skin to prevent them and thus avoid seeing them persist after the baby is born.

How to take care of your skin while pregnant?
 
To continue to display a radiant complexion and radiant skin during your pregnancy, it is essential to adopt the right gestures:

The right choice of beauty products

Considering the increased sensitivity of the skin during pregnancy and the increased risk of allergic reactions, it is important to choose natural and hypoallergenic beauty products, without alcohol, perfume or preservatives.

A regular scrub

 
A gentle scrub, once a week, would be a valuable aid to the skin during this delicate period. In fact, removing dead cells and other impurities that accumulate in the pores will help reduce the risk of acne, and the gentle circular movements will activate cell renewal and promote oxygenation of the skin . This will be more flexible and resistant to distension.

Intensive hydration

Moisturizing is one of the key keys to a supple and healthy skin. It is therefore strongly recommended to drink between 1.5 and 2 liters of water per day, and to apply daily non-comedogenic nourishing vegetable creams or oils throughout the body, especially on the breasts and under the belly, in order to 'Soften the skin and increase its resistance, combat the sensations of tightness and discomfort, as well as prevent the appearance of unsightly stretch marks.

Caution: The use of certain essential oils is contraindicated during pregnancy. Seek advice from your doctor.

Effective sun protection:

With boiling hormones, exposing yourself to the sun without protection is not a good idea. If you want to keep a healthy skin and avoid the mask of pregnancy, be sure to apply your high-index sunscreen to each outlet, and if the sun is strong enough, also wear a broad-brimmed hat for optimal protection.

Soft waxing

To get rid of unwanted hair, forget the hot wax and razor that can aggravate your venous problems and irritate your skin, and opt for warm wax or electric razors that give lasting and satisfying results.
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