Saturday, 25 May 2019

Four skincare that you need to keep in mind when you became an expectant mum


IllustrationIllustration -  When being an expectant mum, so every decision you have to make takes on an entirely new meaning. 

Such as, should you have that morning cup of tea or coffee? 
Is it ok to still dye your hair? 
Can you wear lipstick? 
What about going organic with the food you consume? 

But with most choices you’re faced with, there’s often conflicting information from your physician, your grandmother, and anyone who’s ever had a baby.

Maybe they talk that skincare is likely not on your priority list. 

However, there are some skincare ingredients that should be avoided during pregnancy, and you should make skincare routine adjustments for pregnancy. 

Here’s what you need to keep in mind:

Moisturise your skin
Pregnancy doesn’t change your skin’s needs. What does change, however, is what you can put on your skin. Make sure that whatever you choose for your skin, is safe for the growing foetus. Moreover, pregnancy-safe products are specifically formulated with natural ingredients and are hypoallergenic. This means that they’re safe for your baby. However, make sure you consult your doctor before trying anything new.

Hydrate your skin
While moisturising and hydrating may sound similar, they’re different in terms of the way they work. Moisturising means creating a barrier to help your skin stay supple. Hydration on the other hand is helping you increase the water content within the skin. The best way to do this is by using essential oils or specially-formulated oils for the skin using natural ingredients. Make sure to avoid products high in minerals.

Exfoliate your skin
As with any healthy skincare regime, exfoliation is an important part of it. In fact, it’s perhaps the best way to attain that elusive pregnancy glow everyone raves about. But, using your favourite brand might not be the best idea, no matter how well you know it. We recommend a DIY that uses all natural ingredients, and is gentle on your skin. Take one tablespoon baking soda in a small glass bowl. Mix in a few drops of water and a drop or two of vitamin E oil, and mix well. Ensure the mixture is a smooth paste. Simple splash your face with lukewarm water and scrub away!

Treat those stretchmarks
Perhaps the best pre-emptive skincare move would be to deal with those stretch marks even before you notice the first signs. A great, natural way is to regularly rub your belly with petroleum jelly or vitamin E-enriched oil. Vitamin E is great for repair, so products formulated with it are your best bet!








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