Believe me, every mommy will confess, the moment she discovers a tiny tot is under her tender self, her most trivial decision becomes very special and life’s takes a new meaning.
Pregnancy is the most special phase of a woman’s life and requires utmost attention and care.
During pregnancy the mother’s skin becomes rough and sometimes itchy. You have to be extra cautious before applying popular lotions, creams and oils.
Most of the commercially available cosmetics are unsafe for the unborn baby.
Here are some useful tips to help you take care of skin during and after pregnancy.
Most of the widely popular products claiming to be safe during pregnancy are actually unsafe for use during this phase.
Salicylic acid is commonly found in beauty creams and lotions recommended for skin exfoliation and skin-pore cleansing. Use of salicylic acid is associated with increased frequency of congenital defects in the newborn.
Other harmful chemicals such as Alpha and Beta Hydroxy acids are also extremely dangerous for the expectant mothers and newborns.
Organic skin and beauty products can be used after the recommendation from your obstetrician.
Some of the common pregnancy-related skin disorders are melasma or skin discoloration, stretch marks, acne breakouts, etc. Melasma is commonly seen in the last trimester of pregnancy.
Use homemade products such as besan face pack, packs made from curd and egg white, etc. are very effective in lightening melasma.
Stretch marks are common during pregnancy and are caused by the bulging abdomen.
The best way is to drink lot of fluids and take proper diet enriched with vitamins and nutrients. If the skin is too itchy rub gently with a soft cotton cloth.
Cocoa butter is an ideal alternative to keep smooth moist and healthy.
Hey! All you mothers-to-be follow these simple tips and keep your skin beautiful and blissful during the pregnancy.