Your body undergoes all kinds of hormone changes during pregnancy, especially during your first trimester, which can wreak havoc on your skin. Consider these quick tips to nourish and protect your skin all-pregnancy-long!
1) Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse.
It’s important to cleanse anyway, but especially during pregnancy. Use a mild or soap-free cleanser 1 to 2x a day to keep skin clean and exfoliated without drying it out. Also, know which types of cleansers that are safe to use and which ones aren’t.
2) Use sun protection.
Discoloration is a common concern for many moms-to-be. Luckily, using a broad-spectrum sunscreen of no less than 15 SPF every day can help prevent dark patches.
3) Wear makeup sparingly.
If you’re especially prone to breakouts, pregnancy hormones can cause even more. Stick with the basics like a simple concealer for under your eyes and a waterproof mascara.
4) Drink lots of water.
Drinking plenty of water helps to flush your body of toxins that cause your skin to break out or look dull. The more water you drink, the more vibrant your skin will appear.
5) Consider wearing maternity compression.
Studies have shown that wearing true gradient compression can reduce swelling and energize achy, swollen legs commonly found in pregnant women. If you’re considering maternity compression legwear, these footless maternity tights or these maternity leggings get the job done quite nicely!
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What skin care tips do you have to share?