Skin Care During Pregnancy – 5 Important Tips

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Posted April 7, 2013 by Tiffany Weekes
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Skin Care During Pregnancy
Ignoring your skin during pregnancy could mean ending up with a lot of dryness, scales, stretch marks and other issues that you probably don’t want to deal with. Fortunately there are some ways you can make sure your skin stays perfectly healthy throughout your pregnancy!

 

1. Cleansing Your Skin

It’s important to use a gentle cleanser on your skin while pregnant. Gentle cleansers are able to clean your skin without causing any damage. Throughout pregnancy your hormones will change a lot, which will affect your skin. By having a gentle cleanser to use you won’t have to worry about dry skin or damages happening. The product you use should be glycerin based, but if you have dry skin then try to avoid soap all together and just use water.

 

You should remember that what you put on your skin is absorbed into your blood stream. If you put dangerous cleansers on your skin, you could end up harming your health or the health of your baby. It’s always best to use products that are good for you and your health.

 

2. Moisturization

If your skin isn’t properly moisturized during your pregnancy you could end up developing a lot of wrinkles on your face and stretch marks on your stomach. You should be applying lotion as much as you can. This means before you go to bed at night, but also when you wake up in the morning. Elevated hormones during pregnancy can really dry your skin out, so it’s important to make sure you don’t avoid putting on moisturizer. Try to use natural lotions that don’t have any scents or colors in them, as these are healthier for your body and for your baby.

 

3. Sun Protection

If you plan on going outside, even if you will have a shirt on, you need to make sure your skin is protected all over your body. This means putting sunscreen on your stomach, arms, face and rest of your body. This will ensure that your skin is fully protected from the UV rays in the sun and that you don’t end up with a higher risk of getting sun cancer. Avoid the sun if you can, but make sure you always put on sunscreen no matter where you’re going.

 

4. Makeup

You don’t have to stop wearing makeup just because you are pregnant. If you want to make sure your skin doesn’t get affected by your changing hormones, then you might want to consider wearing mineral makeup. This is great for your skin and won’t irritate it like other makeup would.

 

5. Acne Removers

If possible, try to avoid using acne products that could possibly irritate your skin. Instead use natural remedies, like lemon juice or ice cubes to help soothe your acne.

 

All of these things can help improve the look of your skin while you are pregnant without causing health problems. While your skin might change a lot during the time you are pregnant, it will be worth it to take good care of it!

 

Nancy is an experienced healthcare expert who regularly contributes to BeHealthy24.com. This website has the best information about how to care for your skin and body!