Your skin needs a care and attention
Pregnant women indeed have a special glow, but there are also many skin issues that follow pregnancy and motherhood- from hormonal acne to stretch marks and everything in between.
Pregnancy skin needs the care and attention, especially when the body goes through so many changes. So, it’s important to choose safe, nourishing ingredients that are healthy for mom and baby.
Common Problems & Remedies
Stretch Marks. They can be genetic, but also can be diminished or even eliminated. To avoid them or get rid of stretch marks, the most important is a healthy diet and proper skin care. The best is some natural pregnancy skin care tips for avoiding or fading stretch marks like healthy fats which give skin the fat-soluble vitamins. Drink bone broth, eat pastured meats, consume lots of vitamin C, which is necessary for collagen production in the body. To diminish stretch marks apply calendula-infused oil to the stomach or spend regular time in the sun because the natural vitamin D helps the surface heal.
Pregnancy Acne. Changing hormones during pregnancy can cause acne and blemishes, so it’s essential to balance the hormones, ideally before conception. In some cases, pregnancy hormones help improve bad teenage acne. For pimples is a benefit to using a raw honey face wash which helps keep skin bright and clean. Also, take a few drops of tea tree oil to one tablespoon yogurt or honey and apply to the face. Rinse mask after 15 minutes. Bentonite clay or charcoal also can help to draw impurities from the surface.
Melasma. The condition causes dark, discolored patches on your skin, it’s also called chloasma, or the “mask of pregnancy.” Instead of using chemical whitening agents a better option is to balance the hormones with food diet with healthy fats, grass-fed meat and plenty of healthy veggies. Fresh air and sunshine are one of the most effective ways to get vitamin D levels up, and raw honey or lemon juice can help with dark spots.
Dry Skin. Skin that’s stretching over a growing belly is prone to itchiness, so drink bone broth, take vitamin C, and grass-fed collagen to the diet to help your surface. Also, use a natural lotion daily after showering and keep up on fluids to avoid dehydrating.
What To Avoid During Pregnancy
Retinol. A synthetic form of vitamin A is usually used to fight wrinkles and aging. According to experts, this vitamin A supplements are known to cause birth defects so should be avoided during pregnancy.
Salicylic Acid. It is used to dry up acne but ingested it can cause miscarriage or birth defects.
Other Chemicals. There are many problematic ingredients in conventional skin care products that should be avoided during pregnancy, such as fragrance, Diazolidinyl Urea, imidazolidine urea, propyl-, isopropyl-, butyl-, and isobutyl-parabens, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylchloroisothiazolinone.