Friday, May 16, 2014

Easy tips to get Beautiful and Shining Skin in Pregnancy

Pregnancy not only brings hormonal changes but also changes the way you look. Here are some easy tips to get beautiful and shinning skin in pregnancy.

Being pregnant is a divine experience for every woman and why not? The phenomenon of forming a new life inside your own body truly a miracle. During the pregnancy, when you see yourself in the mirror, it seems that you are getting more beautiful and find your skin glowing. But wait and think, is it really just the pregnancy glow or anything else? It may be oiliness or puffiness. Even other unwanted changes also may occur, such as pimples, rashes, redness, discoloration, and itching. This happens due to the hormonal changes that occur in your body during the pregnancy. Sometimes the physical changes can be immense, which can affect the beauty and health of your skin. With a little care, you can deal with skin problems during pregnancy in a better way.

Pregnant woman smiling touching belly on bed

If you are worried about how to take care of your skin while you are pregnant, here are easy tips to get Beautiful and Shining Skin in Pregnancy.

Hormonal mood swings
It is very normal to have mood swings during the pregnancy, because your hormones play havoc with your moods. The hormonal changes give you feelings about becoming a parent. Everyone reacts differently to these changes. Some moms feel both good and bad emotions, while some feel more depressed or anxious. Emotional ups and downs causes dark circles. So, try to remain happy, because the more you are happy, the more it will reflect on your skin. Here are some tips that help you in mood swings:
  • Include some meditation and breathing exercises in your daily routine to feel relax. You can even consult your doctor for some more exercises.
  • Try to focus on all happy thoughts, watch and pleasant movies, Television shows and read jolly books.
  • Share your thoughts and feelings with your mother, father, hubby or other pregnant women.
  • Maintain a healthy and balanced diet because a poor diet could leave you feeling even more tired and weak.
Pregnancy mask
Melasma or Chloasma, often called the mask of pregnancy, is the most annoying skin problem found in women during the pregnancy. It is spotty brown or blue-gray skin facial mark and usually appears on the forehead, cheeks, nose, upper lip and chin; and sometimes on the tummy and thighs too. This happens due to hormonal changes occurs in pregnancy also due to sun exposure. According to the dermatologists, the dark-skinned and dark-haired women are at greatest risk as compared to fair-skinned women. After delivery, the pigmented areas of skin will become lighter within a short time, but in some women the changes not completely fade away. While there is no specific treatment for this problem, but here are some tips that work the best to prevent this problem:
  • According to studies, low level of folate can be related to hyperpigmentation, so consume foods that contain folic acid. Green leafy vegetables, whole wheat bread, oranges, cereals and wholegrain foods are the fine choices.
  • Stay away from sun exposure as much as possible and if you have to go out, arrange it before the sun gets stronger or in the evening. Don’t forget to wear a sunscreen of at least SPF 15 and even a hat and long sleeves if you're fair-skinned.
  • When you notice some dark patches on your skin, apply some tomato puree on it and wash it after 15 to 20 minutes. You can also make a pack of gram flour, lemon juice and milk and apply on the skin. Aloe Vera gel is also a good option in this case.
  • You can use a good concealer to cover up annoying spots, but don’t use bleaches or other chemical based products after you give birth.
Pregnancy may cause acne in women, as there is a decrease in breakouts during pregnancy. The hormonal changes may be responsible for the production of androgen, which boost production of an oil and causes breakouts. The acne may occur any time during the pregnancy, especially around your mouth and nose. Several women usually go for OTC drugs and cosmetics to instantly get rid of acne. But, don’t forget that many chemicals are absorbed by the skin, which can be dangerous to an unborn child. So, except if your gynecologist or dermatologist has recommended some medication, don’t go for any such ointments. During the pregnancy the acne is mild or even severe, but if care should not be taken, then it may continue throughout the entire pregnancy. Here is what you can do yourself:
  • Stick to a regular self-care routine, such as washing your face twice daily with herbal or antibacterial soap or face wash.
  • Only use herbal or natural products to get rid of your skin breakouts. Clean your face using raw milk with cotton, then use rose water for toning your skin, and at last moisturize with herbal moisturizing lotion. Don’t use cream, because it will leave your skin oily, use mild products. Always go organic to avoid any risk with chemicals.
  • Don't do makeup as far as possible because it has a tendency to block the pores on your skin, if not wash properly after use.
Spider veins
Spider veins are the bluish veins that become visible on the legs during the pregnancy. They occur due to the increase blood flow around the baby. As the uterus grows, the pressure on the body increases, which raises pressure in the leg veins. The Spider veins, also called varicose veins make your legs heavy and achy. There is itching or burning on the skin around the Spider veins. No, need to worry about it, because it is the common skin problem that occurs during the pregnancy. Here are some better solutions for spider veins:
  • Increase the intake of vitamin C, because the vitamin C helps to produce elastin and collagen in the body, which is able to prevent or repair spider veins.
  • Do exercise daily, because it can help your circulation and maintain your body weight.
  • Do not sit or stand for a long time without taking breaks, even do not cross your legs when you sit.
  • Make habit of sleeping on your left side in pregnancy. Lying on the left side decreases pressure on the veins in the legs and feet.
  • Lift your legs and feet whenever possible. Keep your leg on stool when you are sitting and on pillow when you are lying down.
Itchy stomach and stretch marks
Stretch mark is one of the most common skin problems faced by every woman in the pregnancy. These unpleasant stretch marks appear after the five or six months of your pregnancy. Stretch marks can appear on your stomach, thighs, even on breasts as they get larger due to increase in weight. As the skin is stretched a lot in the pregnancy, it becomes very dry and itchy. Don’t keep scratching your tummy when it itches, because it causes dark marks and skin irritation. Also, after delivery, excess weight of your body begins to lose and due to which stretch marks appears. But you can avoid this easily, with some of the tips. Here is how:
  • Start a full-body massage, especially your stomach, arms and legs with the olive oil, castor oil, or vitamin E oil.
  • Regular massage with the oil will reduce the stretch marks and prevent new stretch marks.
  • It also helps to smooth down the dry and itchy skin.
  • Consult your doctor quickly, if you notice skin rashes or large blister appearing after itching.
  • Protein like collagen help our skin remain elastic, so take some food such as that contain collagen such as soy products, prunes, raspberries, eggs, etc. that includes collagen.


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