Skin Care During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, many women experience changes in their skin and need to adopt good skincare during pregnancy. The appearance of pimples, acne and changes to your complexion with increased pigmentation commonly referred to a pregnancy mask can all be attributed to the changes in hormone levels.

How to maintain good skincare during pregnancy

  • Skin Health Hub Skin Conditions Skin Care During PregnancyWash your face twice a day with mild cleanser. Or exfoliate using a Facial Cleansing Brush which is more effective in removing surface dirt than if you relied on manual cleansing alone.
  • Use skincare products containing all natural ingredients to help clear acne-prone skin
  • Exercise regularly and moderately to increase blood circulation and oxygen penetration to your skin
  • Do not squeeze, pop, scratch or pick at pimples, as this can make skin worse by the spread of bacteria
  • Drink more water (preferably filtered) each day to help detoxify the body from the inside out.
  • Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables to receive all the nutrients your body needs at this time and to maintain healthy skin
  • Avoid eating sugar and refined carbohydrates
  • Limit the amount of caffeine remembering that caffeine is also added to some soft drinks as well as occurring naturally in tea and chocolate
  • Avoid using oil based cosmetics and clean your cosmetic brushes in warm soapy water.
  • Avoid exposing your skin to too much sunlight, heat or cold.

Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, low in fat and preservative-free is vital for the health of you and your baby so it is important to follow the dietary guidelines recommended to you by your physician or obstetrician.

Remember, also that any changes you may experience with your skin during pregnancy may only be temporary, however, if you start by keeping your skin clean and moisturized and follow our skincare tips you will minimize changes needed to your skincare during pregnancy.

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