A woman's body undergoes various changes during pregnancy and after giving birth, many women often notice significant facial changes, too. In addition to the requisite "puffiness" resulting from water retention and weight gain, many women experience new symptoms, such as acne, dryness and discoloration.
Pregnancy Skin Conditions
According to Experts, in addition to the acne breakouts, rashes, enlarged pores and broken capillaries women also suffer from melasma (brown spots); seborrhea (red, itchy patches around nose and scalp area); rosacea (redness to the cheek areas); and keratosis pilaris, or bumps on the back of the arms. To ease these symptoms, they recommend topical antibiotics and body and facial moisturizers.
"During pregnancy women should follow a good skin care regimen such as a gentle cleanser, a hydrating moisturizer and a good sunscreen with parsol,” It is advised to use the Lineless Cream, which is a product that uses a blend of green tea and grapeseed extracts to moisturize and minimize wrinkles.
Pregnancy is a beautiful state for most women but the rapid hormonal ups and downs can stimulate some less desirable changes in your looks. There are many changes that your body undergoes when you are pregnant. But don’t be in despair, these can be treated during and after pregnancy. Do remember that it is better to take preventive measure to avoid these problems:
Hydrate Yourself – Drink water regularly at least 6 to 8 glasses per day to keep yourself & your Baby nourished & healthy. Also, it will give you a clearer acne free skin.
Feel Your Baby – Stay Happy & invite positive vibes because your Baby feels what you feel. As it is the best part of your life so enjoy it to the fullest with confidence.
Be at Ease – Wear what looks good on you & which makes you feel comfortable & relaxed. Prefer wearing low heeled shoes instead of high heeled.
Time to Rest – Live in cool & calm atmosphere to enhance your Pregnancy Charm. Sleep well to keep yourself & your Baby in Good Health, try to rest between meetings at work, take naps on weekends and avoid such events that might be exhausting or tiring for you.
Hair Care – Changing hormones cause perceptible hair loss thus, wash your hair regularly and take prenatal vitamins to strengthen the roots of your hair to reduce hair fall.
Stress Free – Give yourself adequate time to relax and unwind. Refresh your face by splashing it with cold water at least 15-20 times. To cure puffy eyes, steep two chamomile tea bags, store it in a cold place and then apply to the eyes for 5 minutes. It helps reducing dark circles.
Say NO to excess salt – To reduce the retention of water in body avoid excess salt & processed foods. Oedema (Swelling of the hands & feet) is a common problem during pregnancy because of accumulated fluid in body tissues.
Relieve stress through Exercise – Walk frequently, stretch your legs and keep them slightly raised with the support of a pillow to soothe sore or swollen limbs. Water exercises like swimming, etc. helps controlling blood pressure levels. Yoga exercises are very beneficial to ease backaches & swollen feet.
For Healthy Skin – Never scratch your skin during pregnancy doing this will leave scratch marks post delivery. Massage your abdomen and breasts gently on regular basis to prevent yourself from developing stretch marks. Use reflexology (an act of applying pressure to the feet and hand with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion) to moisturize your skin.