Many ladies expect to get that natural glow during pregnancy. While your hormones will do most of the work, in order to look truly radiant, you also need to make some effort. Luckily, staying beautiful during pregnancy is easier than it might seem. Sure, you’ll be tired and ready for bed at any given time, but with these practical beauty tips, you’ll have a happy, healthy and beautiful pregnancy without too much fuss.
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
Most women’s worst nightmare during pregnancy is stretch marks. More than half of all women end up with this dreaded evidence of pregnancy, but there are a few things you can do in order to minimize their visibility. The best thing you can do for your skin is adding plenty of moisturizer to your daily skincare routine. Use oil or specialized stretch mark cream to gently massage your most risk-prone areas like your baby bump, legs and thighs.
Maybe it’s due to hormones or maybe it’s due to the fact that you had to stop all your treatment, many women develop acne during pregnancy. There are certain creams and lotions for acne-prone skin you can use, but if nothing works, consult with your dermatologist and ask for pregnancy-safe acne treatments. Because most treatments are not made for pregnant women, your safest bet is to hide your blemishes best you can if you want to avoid any unnecessary doctor’s visits. You can always use yellow-based concealer and foundation to cover all your blemishes and achieve a natural look. Also, you can use bold eye makeup to divert attention from your chin pimples or bold lip to hide your forehead pimples.
It’s best to stick to products that are gentle and free from all harmful chemicals. Therefore, you should invest in a nice cleanser that will maintain the skin’s natural pH levels yet remove all the dirt, makeup and other grime from your face. Use it twice a day and it will keep your pores clean and your skin fresh.
Choose organic for your hair
While most pregnant women stop shedding hair while they are carrying their baby, some develop a very sensitive scalp that might result in hair loss and other irritation like dandruff, mostly due to hormones. In that case, it’s best to opt for a mild organic anti dandruff shampoo that will create a healthy scalp environment and reduce any dandruff and itching. A product like that is great for your hair and head skin, but it also protects the environment with its organic nature, so you can ensure a healthy future for your little one.
Refresh your look with a new hair color
If you have no hair issues during pregnancy, just a severe case of dull and boring hair color, you can visit your salon and get a nice coloring. While perms usually don’t work on pregnant women, coloring can be done easily. And, the products in the hair dye don’t affect the blood and the amniotic fluid, just your hair. But, don’t have your first-ever treatment during pregnancy! Your hormones might make you more sensitive to allergic reactions.
Eat and drink smart
You know what they say: Beauty starts from within. So, it’s extremely important to maintain a healthy diet and take plenty of water during your pregnancy. Your baby and you will need all the nutrients you can get which will ensure good development and proper health. And, when your organs are functioning as they should, your skin will glow and your hair will be shiny and strong. Plenty of water will help flush out all the toxins from your body and ensure your amniotic fluid in the sac is comfortable for your little one.
Get plenty of sleep
This is usually the fan-favorite tip! We all know that insufficient sleep can lead to ugly dark circles under the eyes and even give your skin a dull and tired complexion. Luckily, if you get plenty of sleep, you can expect to feel much fresher. If you always lose sleep, try grabbing a maternity cushion and a soft eye mask that will ensure comfort and minimal distractions. A well-rested look is always trendy!
Of course, pregnancy is a challenging time, but it can also be beautiful, sexy and sweet. Don’t let your hormones wreak havoc on your skin and hair, but help your body as much as you can and it will return the favor by looking absolutely radiant!
Mia Taylor is 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.