When you are pregnant, the maternal instinct naturally kicks in, the instinct to want the best for your baby, to protect your baby from harm and to provide the baby a head start to life. The world can become an increasingly dangerous sounding place. It’s easy to begin to worry a little, especially if you are not used to worrying about your skin. Pregnancy often brings out the best in us, but it can make the worst of our bodies clearly apparent. If you are someone who struggles with the concept of caring for your body during pregnancy, then one thing you should become aware of is how important natural skincare regimes become. The question of what is and not good to use on your body that will affect the little one inside you becomes very important.
Pregnant women are more willing to put in the effort to understand what her skin problems are. While picking products is often down to personal circumstances, a few natural skin care tips would certainly be helpful.
Choose 100% Natural and Organic Products
Reviewing and choosing the right skin care products safe for pregnancy, can be an easy decision when one just has to remember to just go for 100% organic and natural products.During pregnancy, products containing retinoids, or vitamin A derivatives, such as Retin-A or Renova, as well as salicylates or products containing salicylic acid (also known as beta-hydroxy acid), glycolic acids, whitening creamcan all cause potential harm to the developing baby.
Your skin might naturally be moister
One of the first parts of natural skin care to take into account is making sure you do not use an excess of moisturiser when you are pregnant. While you might have had dry skin when you were not pregnant, our bodies often produce far more oil secretion than they would a regular person. Make sure that you allow for the creation of natural oils to come into account as you go about your skincare regime naturally.
While the skin might naturally be more moist, the body needs moisture to retain skin elasticity and to prevent excessive stretch marks. So,a weekly body massage with moisturizers and oil would keep the body toned and firm.
Go for a massage
We recommend that one of the best ways to get natural skin care is to go for a massage. This will help to alleviate pain and stress, but it will also play a major role in helping you to start feeling better physically.
The de-stressing effect that it has on the mind and body will also help to alleviate some signs of stress on your skin.
Consider your medication, nutrition and rest
Another part of pregnancy which we are sure you will go over with your doctors will be the kind of medication that you can and cannot take. One reason why we preach the use of natural skincare during pregnancy is because many popular medications for skin conditions will not be accessible. For example, do you have acne?
If you do, then you might find that you can no longer take medications such as Accutane, Flutamide, Adapalene, Minocycline, and Tretinoin. As ever, go over this with your medical team but many treatments used for acne will have to be avoided.
Eating a nutritious diet makes a mom-to- be a happy one. Moreover, good nutrition during pregnancy is linked to good foetal brain development, a healthy birth weight, and it reduces the risk of many birth defects. A balanced diet will also reduce the risks of anaemia, as well as other unpleasant pregnancy symptoms such as fatigue and morning sickness. Having enough rest is the panacea to a glowing skin.
Be sure to exfoliate
Given the state of flux that you are going through during pregnancy, you should be looking to exfoliate as soon as you can. Exfoliation can often be a nightmare to get just right, so we recommend that you look to use some exfoliating scrubs which come recommended for pregnant women.
Your skin will naturally be more sensitive at this time, so it pays to be quite methodical with how you go about caring for your skin. Avoid trying to be too tough with your skin, though, and you can find that exfoliating will help to keep your skin looking good even during the various challenges of pregnancy.
However, since your body is likely to be in a state of total change from one day to the next, you should not set extreme expectations about what exfoliation can do for you at this phase of pregnancy.
Keep your water levels high
We recommend that you try and avoid letting your water levels drop during pregnancy. Not only is it good for you and the baby to stay hydrated, but it will do a lot for your skin. Yes, your skin will be making a lot more oils than it normally would, but it does not mean that you are immune to your skin being dehydrated. As a result, make sure that you drink plenty of water as often as you can.
This should result in a much more comfortable and consistent tone to your skin. While you will have days where it feels like nothing is going to make a difference, a consistently high water intake should be just what you need to make your day-to-day self feel better.
Keep the water levels as high as you can, and you should really notice a big change to how you feel both physically and mentally.
Feeling Good and Being Positive
Being pregnant is the most beautiful period in a woman’s life. Hope, joy, excitement and all the extra attention showered by loved ones makes you feel special. Paying attention to your emotional well being is worth the effort as studies have found that the happier the pregnant woman is, the more likely it is for her to deliver a healthy baby
In Summary, a holistic approach to good care during pregnancy encompasses using natural organic skin care, food, having enough rest and hydration and feeling good.