How To Make The Pregnancy Glow Last Longer

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With most women, the first six months of pregnancy feels like you have been dipped in a mixture of body butter, milk, honey, olive oil and all the essential oils because you ski is usually flawless, you even become immune to mosquito bites.

However, as the pregnancy progresses the skin becomes ‘bad’ literally, It is said that at this time you child is taking you physical traits so they are sucking in all the ‘good’ things about you. I’m seriously not sure about the truth in this theory.

The beautiful experience of pregnancy can take a toll on your mood, energy, health and appearance. Your legs are aching, your skin is stretching and changing, you feel bloated and fatigued. Here are some tips on how to feel beautiful, confident and relaxed.

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1.Skin breakouts

For this, case you will have to endure the look until three months after birth. While you wait, you can be moisturizing your face with an oil-free moisturizer and wash your face with a mild cleaner. Pregnancy breakouts are not permanent, if your skin doesn’t clear in a period of three to four months, then you should see a doctor.

2. Stretchmarks

Heredity plays a role in stretch marks therefore if your mother had them, you’re more likely to get them. Although you cannot prevent stretch marks, you can minimize their appearance and growth. Use oils or lotions that contain Vitamin A and E which are good for supporting the structure of the skin. These include coconut oil, Shea butter, cocoa butter, and carrot seed oil.

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You may also mix in a few drops of essential oils such as wheat germ oil which is rich in Vitamin E, or rosehip oil, which is rich in fatty acids and healing nutrients. Many of the essential oils are rich in antioxidants which help to repair and protect the skin and are therefore good for stretch marks. However, ensure that you confirm which oils are safe for use during pregnancy and lactation.

3. Skin Pigmentation

Also an unavoidable phase in pregnancy and usually occur during the trimester for the majority. You will experience dark patches on your face and/or other places on your body like the inner part of your thighs. Although these skin changes aren’t preventable, they can get worse with sun exposure. Stay in the shade when you can. If you must be in the sun, use plenty of sunscreen.

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4. Dry and itchy skin

Stretching skin tends to be itchy and dry. Try to eliminate drying soaps and skin products that contain alcohol. Use natural soaps and natural skin care products because whatever you put on the skin, is absorbed into your body. To keep your skin well moisturized, add some Vitamin E oil, lemongrass oil, or lavender oil to your lotion, mix well and use. It is important to keep your whole body well moisturized, not just your belly.

5. Eat with your looks in mind

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Even though you may crave less than healthy choices, try to stick to a diet filled with fresh fruits and vegetables and lean protein. Foods rich in antioxidants will keep your skin looking healthy. Some supplements such as Vitamin A, are not advisable during pregnancy. However, eating Vitamin A rich foods such as eggs, carrots, fish and dairy will help to keep the skin looking supple and young.

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To look and feel your best, ensure that you relax and rest whenever possible. Pregnant women need at least eight to ten hours of sleep every night. Rest is important to thwart eye bags and dark circles. Use lavender essential oil to help you relax and lull you to sleep. Baths with Epsom salts and essential oils help to relieve aches and pains. If you can, continue with your exercise routine as this will energize you and improve the appearance of your skin.

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