Look Beautiful, Feel Comfortable & Confident In Your Skin
By Guest Author, Claire Hastings
Many people say that pregnant women glow. It’s true, though, since pregnancy hormones do wonders for your beauty. However, these hormonal and lifestyle changes can also take a toll on your beauty. And if you add the stress of pregnancy to the mix, you can soon notice some dark circles, rashes, flaking skin and dry patches on your body. Luckily, you don’t have to wait to give birth to pay attention to your look! There are various treatments you can book during pregnancy and welcome your child into this world looking absolutely amazing.
Everyday beauty routine
For many women, their beauty routines are their rocks and one of the rare things that don’t have to change once they get pregnant. Your hair products and your nail polish are still safe to use regardless of your baby bump. As long as your products still fit your changing skin and hair, you can continue using them. However, if you wish, you can switch to organic products—they are much healthier for you and the environment.
Dying your hair
Many women experience many hair health issues during pregnancy and end up with dull and boring-looking hair. So, if you want to refresh the look of your locks, you can get your hair dyed. Every time you dye your hair, a tiny amount of chemicals gets absorbed through the skin, but the amount is too small to do any damage to your baby. While some women avoid dying their hair, others do it freely, so it’s your choice.
Some hairdressers warn women about the effects of bleach, but as long as you avoid this chemical, you and your baby will be absolutely fine!
If you want to refresh your face, feel free to visit a good cosmetic expert and book yourself a facial. As long as you don’t use any harsh chemicals, you have nothing to worry about.
A good facial will make you relax, relieve some of that stress and make you feel fresh and beautiful. However, it’s important to remember that your skin can absorb all sorts of products applied to it, chemicals included. These harmful products can enter your bloodstream and reach your baby in the uterus. So, avoid any chemicals and you will do nothing but good to your body.
Since fillers and Botox aren’t safe to perform during pregnancy, you still don’t have to give up all needle treatments. What you can do for your skin is opt for cosmetic acupuncture. This treatment regenerates the skin, battles lines, enhances the firmness of the skin and improves its volume.
Unlike Botox, acupuncture is completely natural and doesn’t involve any chemicals injected into your body. Instead, it boosts the body’s natural health, so you can freely practice it during pregnancy as long as your therapist is experienced and certified.
If you suffer from those pesky pregnancy pains, getting a massage is the perfect way to rid your body of aches and relax a little. Massages are great when it comes to stress relief, blood pressure regulation and swelling control, so feel free to get a nice rub down whenever you can as long as your pregnancy is complication-free. However, ensure your masseuse is a certified therapist, but that’s a given.
If you don’t want to expose yourself to too much harmful sunlight but dream about a perfect tan, you can opt for a fake tan while pregnant. These products are usually safe to use when you’re with a child. However, make sure to stay as far as possible from sunbeds. UV rays can break down folic acid which is very important for proper fetus development. Also, they might cause your body to overheat and there’s no way of knowing how much heat is actually reaching the fetus.
Just because you’re about to become a new mom, it doesn’t mean you have to stop paying attention to your aesthetic appearance. You deserve to look beautiful and feel comfortable and confident in your skin both during and after your pregnancy, so give these treatments and procedures a shot and you won’t need to rely on your pregnancy in order to glow.