Baby on board? As much a good news as it is, there are a lot of things to think about. Among these things, you might not give much attention to your skin, but during pregnancy, the body goes through so many major changes and your skin is no exception. Here are a few pregnancy skin care tips for you to follow to get younger and healthier skin during pregnancy.
Eat healthy: Rule no. 1
A healthy diet during pregnancy is of paramount importance. Your diet must include all the food groups. However, you should stay away from alcohol, excess salt, and sugar. These take away the natural moisture from the skin and make it look dry and tired. Expecting mothers should eat raw salads with ingredients including lettuce, lemon, tomato, dates, spinach, apple, cabbage, figs, and walnuts.
Makeup do’s and don’ts
You need to give a second thought to every cosmetic product that you use. Products that are marked nonacnegenic or noncomedogenic should be used. They do not clog pores and are oil-free. Stay away from the cosmetics containing salicylic and retinol acid. Try minerals based products as they contain ingredients that don’t cause any irritation.
Water is the way
Although drinking too much water might cause frequent urination, it will help you in keeping your skin blemish-free and healthy. Not only it keeps your skin supple, but also eliminates toxins from the body, improving the blood circulation.
Follow skincare routine religiously
Every day, in the morning and before going to bed, cleanse and moisturize your skin. This will give you a special glow and will keep your skin protected from the fine line, age spots, and acne.
During pregnancy, your hair can turn very dry. You can change your shampoo or moisturizer to control the dryness. Choose hair products that contain-
- Avocado oil–It contains potassium and Vitamin E and D that are important for the health of your hair.
- Aloe Vera-Aloe Vera extract is used to prevent the hair loss.
- Shea Butter-It adds moisture to the hair and prevents their breakage.
- Jojoba oil-It is a natural humectant.
- Coconut oil-It seals the moisture of the hair follicle.