Expectant mothers must be careful about what they put on and into their bodies. As you’re carrying a new bundle of joy, you must make sure that you’re doing the best you can to provide them with the best environment to develop in. so when it comes to dealing with certain “side effects” of pregnancy such as skin issues, finding natural solutions are your best bet. Below are a few tips to deal with the most common skin issues during pregnancy:
Water is actually your first line of defense when dealing with skin conditions. When dealing with skin issues such as acne and blackheads, it’s simply a matter or removing toxins and bacteria from the body. To properly flush the system it is recommended that you drink the required amount of water on the regular basis.
If you’ve been drinking the required amount of water each day but still feel like your skin is dry or flaky you can always invest in moisturizing creams. It is paramount to use the best moisturizer for dry and oily skin types. Lotions that are not heavy in nature won’t clog the pores and keep the skin hydrated on the exterior while the water you drink helps to keep skin hydrated from the inside.
Keep the Face Clean
Many facial treatment options are filled with harsh chemicals. While it may not necessarily harm the baby, it can do more harm than good to your skin. Instead of purchasing facial cleansers, a mild, unscented soap can actually do the trick when it comes to keeping the face clean. Washing your face with a warm rag and soap twice per day can get rid of the excess dirt and makeup at the end of the day.
I know it can be hard during pregnancy to have a good eating regimen, but we must try our best. Limiting those sweet and fatty cravings can actually be just what you need to keep your skin in good condition. Instead of eating the unhealthy things that you crave, try searching the internet to find healthy alternatives. By eating foods rich in vitamins and nutrients you are helping to replenish the skin and improve its overall appearance.
Get Enough Sleep
As your pregnancy goes further along it may be challenging to find a comfortable way to sleep but it is important that you try to get your eight hours in. Sleeping allows the skin to naturally replenish itself. In fact according to an article in Everyday Health, not getting enough sleep can actually worsen the affects of common skin conditions.
Make Your Own Products
When you’re dealing with skin conditions that are more of an annoyance during your pregnancy there are natural ways to deal with them. There are plenty of websites that teach expectant mothers how to make their own skincare products. Natural ingredients are the best for the skin and can help you to feel better a lot faster than anything you might purchase at a store or online. Be sure when trying new recipes that you first do a skin test to make sure that you’re not allergic or that the ingredients don’t make the skin worse.
Buy Products with Natural Ingredients
If home remedies don’t work and you’re still experiencing certain skin conditions such as skin tags, eczema, or moles as a result of pregnancy then purchasing products with all natural ingredients is best. When shopping for skincare products such as a mole remover or eczema relief, be sure to review the list of ingredients to make sure that it is in fact 100% natural and safe. Checking consumer reviews is a good way to see if the products have worked well for other expectant mothers.
Whether you’re a first time mom or not, there are a lot of things about pregnancy you won’t know about until you’ve been through it. Dealing with pregnancy “side effects” such as skin care issues does not have to be expensive or complex in nature. By following the above mentioned tips you are sure to find that treating your skin can be as easy as making a few lifestyle changes. It’s also important to point out that all of these skin care tips can also work after having the baby as well.
Comments & Reviews
Thank you for the tips!
Liz covington says
Stay hydrated sounds so easy but can be so hard (saying this as I have to go refill my water bottle) thank you for the reminder!
Eileen Richter says
I have a daughter late in pregnancy now and dry skin with summer. I had heard coconut oil was good for skin. And yes, people do not get that staying hydrated with WATER is one of the best skin care tips. (we have a daughter in aesthetician school right now so we hear a LOT of what we should be doing for our skin!)
Andrea S says
Great tips. I always need reminders to drink enough water.. It helps a wide variety of things!
Amber Ludwig says
Omgosh my skin was awful!! I used Belli skincare and it helped tremendously!! But I do believe its just all the dang hormones!! I used pure cocoa butter for stretch mark prevention and it worked so well!!
Amanda S says
These are good tips I wish I had known about these when I was pregnant with my first child
Theda Sinozich says
Nice tips. Luckily I didn’t have a problem with skin issues during my pregnancies.