Some women’s skin starts glowing during their pregnancy and some suffer from skin pigmentation making it look pale and dull. All this happens due to the pregnancy hormones. To maintain healthy and beautiful skin during pregnancy, you may need to re-evaluate your skincare routine.
Here are 8 simple skincare tips to take care of your skin during pregnancy:
#1. Drink plenty of water (at least 2 liters a day)
It helps in washing out the toxins from your body. Water helps in maintaining the right amount of amniotic fluid in your body that is good for you and your baby’s health. If you don’t like the taste of water in pregnancy, please make sure you are consuming liquids in other forms like coconut water, soups etc.
#2. Sleep for at least 8 to 10 hours
Plenty of rest will give you more energy during the day and will prevent dark circles that can spoil your appearance during pregnancy.
#3. Never compromise on balanced diet
You should take extra care of what you are eating and follow the right diet chart advised by your doctor.
#4. Avoid harsh soaps
Harsh soaps can remove the natural oil of your skin, so switch to a moisturising body wash or facial cleanser during your pregnancy.
#5. Protect yourself when exposed to sunlight
Use sunscreen all the time during pregnancy. If your skin is oily or you suffer from acne problems, then use products that contain glycolic acid, alpha hydroxyl acid, topical erythromycin or products advised by the dermatologists.
#6. Use branded beauty products
Beauty products from reputed companies are more likely to stick to product safety standards and are less likely to harm the growing baby.
#7. Avoid stress as much as possible
It is not good for you and your baby too. Mediate to calm yourself and practice to sit in silence for some time of the day.
#8. Always remove makeup and moisturise before sleeping
Use a gentle scrub to clean your face and neck at least three times a week.