How to take care of your Skin in days of Pregnancy?

Skin during Pregnancy
Pregnancy - the first step of motherhood is the most beautiful time in a woman's life but at the same time, this is the phase when she experiences the most rapid hormonal shifts in her body. Most of the time, these changes leave her skin dull and glow less. Some women also complain about acne breakouts, allergies, and discoloration of skin during pregnancy. If you are also on the verge of becoming a mom in near future but shying away from camera due to skin pregnancy born skin issues, imply some of the following skin care tips in your daily routine and get ready to click and save the most joyous moments of your life.

Drink Water Drinking water is always good. A healthy person must consume at least 8 to 10 glasses of water in a day and it is similarly effective on moms-to-be too. Consumption of water helps you in flushing out your body toxins which is the best way to keep skin healthy and glowing. If you are drinking purified water, your skin will be more beautiful and supple than ever, as purified water lets your skin cell revive more naturally.

Take more and more water based food Apart from regular water intake, you must pay attention on eating enough of water based edibles such as green salads, fruits, fresh fruit juices etc. These eatables not only provide adequate amount of water and fibre to your body but also suffice other nutritional requirements of your body, as fresh fruits and vegetables are rich source of vitamins and minerals.

Do not forget to use a night moisturizer Moisturizers are the best way to keep your skin hydrated. And in days of pregnancy when dry and chapped skin is common skin problem, you must moisturize your skin twice. It is good if you are using a quality day time moisturizer but what do you apply in night? Since our skin experiences the major changes while we sleep, dermatologists always advise to invest in a good night time moisturizer to provide the essential nourishment to your skin in night.

Pre-pone your facial appointment If you used to go for facial twice a month earlier, you should double the frequency during pregnancy. According to many skin care experts, increased frequency of facial keeps pores of your skin open, which does not let oils to be clogged in your skin cell and prevents you from the problems of acne breakouts as well as black heads.

Note - If you are not in the state of making trips to beauty parlors again and again, you can enjoy homemade facial. These facials will be more pure and refreshing.

You can use a humidifier- This tip is more effective in days of winter pregnancy. Winter doubles the intensity of pregnancy caused skin issues. For example, if you are left with a dry skin after conceiving the baby, chances are more that situation will go worse in colder months of your pregnancy. To avoid such situation, you can use a humidifier. This will provide additional moisture to your skin, making it ready to conquer gestation and winter caused dermal irritations.

Note Use of humidifier will also make you glow more, as it helps to increase facial blood circulation.

Do not forget to use sunscreen Pregnant women are advised to sit in sun for a while to receive a certain amount of Vitamin D from it. This is a great way to feed necessary nutrition to your body but sitting in sun does not go well with your skin. Sun exposure of your skin may leave you with a tanned and burnt look. You should take care of your skin by wearing a sunscreen (Sunscreen on Amazon ) with right SPF.

Note Take extra precautions if you have a sensitive skin.

Avoid your regular acne treatments During the days of pregnancy, your skin keeps changing its tone and nature. In that scenario, going for regular acne medication may leave some adverse impact on your skin. Use products like proactive trusted by millions of people around the world.

Written By : Anu Shakti,Gurgaon, Haryana, India (holding a journalism degree)

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Edited by: Rajesh Bihani ( Find me on Google+ )

Disclaimer: The suggestions in the article(wherever applicable) are for informational purposes only. They are not intended as medical or any other type of advice