Skin Care While Pregnant
Pregnancy can be a time of joy and happiness for women, but it can also be a time of stress - hormonal fluctuation can really do a number on your skin. While pregnant, your body starts to chemically change and many skin ailments start to surface such as hyperpigmentation, dry and itchy skin, and of course acne!
- -salicylic acid
- -benzoyl peroxide
Luckily, there are numerous of natural products that you can use for your skin to keep it looking its finest. The options are endless! Lets take a look at our favorite choices:
Safe for Pregnant Women
Aloe vera has many components that will keep your skin hydrated soft and supple. Aloe easily absorbs into the skin and is an anti-inflammatory agent. It acts as a natural sun screen, and will keep your skin tone even. It is indeed very therapeutic! It is a must have when faced with hyperpigmentation and stretch marks that occur during pregnancy.
In actuality it is not an oil but a liquid wax. It has excellent benefits for the skin because it is the only natural substance that is the closest to the skin’s natural oil called Sebum. Jojoba oil is amazing for acne which is all too common when pregnant. It is very high in Vitamin E which will also facilitate the healing of acne and increase circulation in the skin which in turn will give you a healthy glow!
Made from Earth's Aloe & Jojoba Creme Therapy contains high concentrations of both aloe vera and jojoba oil. This is why it is the most recommended choice for pregnant mothers. The product is recommended (and safe) for use while pregnant, to avoid stretch marks due to increases in size; as well as recommended after pregnancy to ensure your skin is able to convert back into its natural way.
Rooibos Tea Leaves
This is actually a herb that has been in use for many centuries. Women all around the world have been using this tea to aid in having healthy skin and a healthy pregnancy. Rooibos Tea has hormone balancing properties that will rebalance your hormones and we all know that hormones can be one of the main suspects in acne.
This tea which is excellent among women in their child bearing years will also add many key vitamins and nutrients to your skin. On top of that it will give your baby all the nutrients it needs to grow healthy. It goes without saying that everyone can benefit from Rooibos Tea. Drink up!
Also, remember that what you eat is another thing that you should take into consideration for maintaining healthy skin during your child bearing years. Be sure to add many fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet and drink plenty of fresh water. Water and fresh fruit and veggies will alkalize the body and make your skin radiate. This will also detoxify your whole system. Nuts, Seeds and Legumes are also a great addition.
Water will keep your skin hydrated at its fullest and filter out your Kidneys and Liver. These organs will beautify your skin and not to mention keep you healthy and balanced.