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Pregnancy Skin Care

2019 - 06 - 01

A woman's skin goes through many changes, both internally and externally over the course of a pregnancy. As a general rule: keep things simple.As your pregnancy progresses, your skin changes, breasts grow, your abdomen swells and your waistline disappears. It's hardest in the beginning when you look like you've put on weight, but it does get easier as you transition into the second trimester and there's no mistaking you're pregnant! During pregnancy some skin becomes oily or more dry than usual. Women that never had acne get breakouts (sorry) and those who are acne prone see an improvement (congratulations) in their skin. Eat organic food and use organic and 100 % natural skincare, its just better for you and your baby.

Good skin cleansing is step one to balanced healthy skin. Wash your face with a mild cleanser twice a day (foaming cleanser if you have more oily skin or milky for normal/dry skin). Exfoliate a few times a week. If you are breaking out, try using witch hazel astringent and clay mask to keep your pores clean and tight. A dab of tea tree oil or organic white vinegar will keep blemishes at bay. Your skin is also more sensitive to the sun, which could lead to getting "mask of pregnancy," especially during the second trimester (brownish or yellowish patches) so good sun protection is very important with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.

Try natural mineral based make-up or tinted moisturizer. They're simply a healthier choice. As the breasts and abdomen grow, you may need extra help in keeping your skin supple and elastic to prevent tearing, scarring and stretch marks.Use only mild sulfate-free soaps when washing and avoid hot showers or baths as they can dry out the skin.

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