5 Skincare Essentials For Pregnant Women

Being pregnant is often considered a blissful state, but some pregnant women would disagree as pregnancy can often be uncomfortable and exhausting. But, there are ways to make your nine months better, and one of them is making sure your skin has everything it needs. Besides your regular skincare routine, you should also implement other, equally healthy tips, so for that reason, here are some skincare (and also self-care) essentials that should be a part of your pregnancy:

1. Eat the right stuff

A healthy diet should be something you do all the time, not only when you’re pregnant, but it’s important to stress this out since pregnant women often deal with impossible food cravings that make them eat foods they otherwise wouldn’t (ice cream and pizza together and such). But, your skin is a living, breathing organ so the food you eat can have a profound impact on its texture. Eating fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and nuts can lower the risk of unwanted weight gain and also make you feel more energetic which, in return, will reward you with a glowy skin complexion. Even if you have cravings, make sure to eat them in moderation in order to avoid breakouts and other skin irregularities. 

2. Don’t forget to stay hydrated

Staying hydrated and drinking enough water is such common advice that many don’t take it seriously anymore, which is a big mistake. But, drinking healthy liquids (water, herbal teas, and smoothies) can significantly improve your skin condition, especially if you suffer from acne and uneven skin texture. But, since pregnancy often requires women to urinate more often, it’s essential to drink in moderation, enough to stay hydrated, but not too much so you won’t have to run to the bathroom every few minutes. Also, consuming foods that aren’t too salty or sweet will make sure you’ll be less dehydrated.

3. Focus on natural and gentle fabrics

Wearing the right fabrics can make your skin feel protected, so it’s essential to opt for hypoallergenic fabrics that won’t cause rashes, and being pregnant can also make you more sensitive to certain materials, so opting for organic cotton, bamboo, and soft viscose lycra will make sure you won’t encounter any unpleasant allergies. When it comes to underwear, you should always pick a piece of soft and smooth g-string that is also invisible so it won’t line under your maternity clothes. Choosing clothes that are antibacterial. Hypoallergenic and breathable will provide you with enough comfort and confidence throughout the pregnancy.

4. Modify your regular skincare routine

As previously mentioned, being pregnant often means heightened sensitivity so modifying your skincare routine should be something worth considering. The best way to do so is to switch to products that are vegan, cruelty-free and also without any fragrances. Still, some ingredients can be more dangerous for pregnant women, so it would be advisable to avoid them altogether. Also, if your preferred ingredient is on the list, the good news is, there are always healthier alternatives that aren’t that harmful to you and your baby. 

5. Don’t neglect the rest of your body

Pregnancy is a period when your whole body changes, so dealing with stretch marks, and cellulite is something normal that a lot of pregnant women experience. Using body lotions and massaging your belly can avoid skin dryness and flaking, especially if you’re carrying during the winter. Essential oils are a great choice as they can be both soothing and moisturizing, but it’s crucial to use them safely to avoid possible side effects. You can also mix carrier and essential oils, and in order to be safe, you should avoid using any oils until your second trimester. 

Bottom line 

Skincare isn’t only about cleansers, toners, and serums because anything you eat, drink and feel will show on your skin eventually. Therefore, make sure to avoid stressful situations and always try to find time to relax, especially if you’re dealing with a difficult pregnancy. Moderate exercise, preferable walking, and yoga will help you stay calm, while meditation and reading will surely make you feel less anxious. Eating healthy foods will free you of congestion issues, and staying hydrated will make your skin clear and radiant. If you keep yourself healthy during the pregnancy, your skin will definitely thank you in return. 

Mia Taylor is a 33-year old blogger who writes about beauty, fashion and travel. She had always been passionate about fashion and over time she had developed a style of her own.  Mia loves to mix and match and get inspire girls with her advice about outfit and accessories. She loves telling a story about her travels, providing beauty tips with readers.