How to look beautiful during pregnancy is a question every mom-to-be comes by.
Are you worried the hormonal changes in your body may play on your beauty? Well, these changes are natural. Every woman has a different hormonal cycle and so is her pregnancy.
Ladies, no matter how nauseated and tired you feel, it is in your hands to make this wonderful journey a beautiful experience!
Pregnancy brings the natural glow in any women, that is because of the joy and excitement one goes through. But if you have doubts that you might not be one of those, then here is our expert guide for you to follow in your nine months, for a healthy and beautiful phase of your life.
Even though you are overjoyed by the new life growing inside you, there may be days when you are annoyed by your stretch marks, swelling abdomen and disappearing waistline. This is called the “pregnancy blues”.
Not all cosmetic products are compatible during pregnancy and there are several ingredients that may harm you as a mother-to-be or the baby inside your womb. Therefore, you must be careful about your skin care regime.
Here are our few boosting tips for during your pregnancy:
- Drinking water is a must
During pregnancy you need to consume lots of water during a day. It will help in filtering and washing out all the toxins from your body. Further, water helps in maintaining the right amount of amniotic fluid in your body. If you have not yet added this essential tip, add it quickly, as this is good for you and your baby’s health. Drink at least 2 liter of water a day.
- Dress to enhance your curves
Baby bumps are cute, flaunt them! Wear clothes that are comfortable and that accentuate your curves. It does not take much effort to look simple yet beautiful.
Do not over accessorize or overdo your outfits when you are pregnant the focus should be on your natural glow! Stick to clean, simple lines and classic cuts. Don’t wear large or busy patterns that overwhelm your curvy frame. Instead, opt for solid colors and add a patterned scarf or fun jewelry for interest.
One of the best side effects of pregnancy is an accentuated or for some women a newfound, voluptuousness. Dare to wear a slightly lower neckline than usual, or a blouse that clings. Take pride in your beautiful pregnant body.
- Moisturize your skin
Stretch marks is one of the most dreaded evidence that pregnancy leaves behind. At least half of all pregnant women can experience it. While sometimes the likelihood of experiencing them can be hereditary there are some preventative steps you can add to your daily routine. Keep the skin deeply moisturized using an oil or stretch mark cream and gently massage these products into your bump, thighs and legs after a warm shower or bath.
- Nurture the radiance
You may notice changes to your skin during pregnancy. This is caused by hormonal changes. Your skin type may change or you might have more breakouts of spots or dry skin. Moisturize daily and gently exfoliate your skin once or twice a week to keep your skin glowing and smooth. Most beauty counters in department stores or pharmacies offer free skin consultations so get yourself a consultation before wasting any money on new products.
Protect your skin now more than ever from the sun’s harmful rays by using a gentle sunscreen on your face and all exposed body parts whenever you’ll be out in the sun.
- Revolutionize your hair
Try a new hairstyle to go with your new body. If you have long hair, you may opt to cut it short. It will be easier to care for and will draw attention to your eyes and face. If you’ve got short or medium hair, try growing it out so you can experiment with fun upsweeps, braiding, combs, and hair clips.
- Use the right make-up tricks
Makeup can conceal any blot on your face, also the dark circles and pale looking skin which some of us develop during pregnancy. Use the right makeup products for your skin and look fresh even when you feel down and out. Indeed, beauty for pregnant women is also essential!
- Avoid the sun
Pregnant women undergo many hormonal fluctuations that make their skin more sensitive. As a result, their skin becomes prone to darkening and pigmentation. Avoiding the hormonal imbalance is not practical but what you can definitely avoid is going out in the sun. Try and stay indoors and cover up the exposed areas whenever you go out. Wearing a hat is a good way to prevent the sun’s rays from falling on your face.
- Stay away from chemicals at home
It’s imperative for pregnant women to stay away from allergic elements that may cause distress to them and their unborn child’s health.
- Massages and spas
Most spa treatments are safe; just make sure to inform the spa that you are pregnant. This is especially important if you’re having a massage.
Many spas have therapists who are specially trained in prenatal massage techniques, which means they’ll know what areas of your body to avoid putting pressure on and what parts may need special attention, such as the lower back. They will also typically use unscented oils to avoid any adverse reactions.
Some insurance companies will even cover the cost of occasional massages if your doctor feels they will help alleviate conditions such as sciatica and swelling. Steer clear of deep-tissue massage, as well as foot reflexology and shiatsu, which focus on certain acupressure points that can affect the abdomen.
As for facials, a basic one is fine, but avoid chemical facials or peels, which can be harmful to your baby. Also skip any spa treatments that raise your body temperature, such as hot body wraps and the steam room. Not only can these treatments make you feel uncomfortable, but a rise in body temperature can be dangerous for your baby.
- Get your nails done
You can have your nails done. This is great news because many pregnant women report that their nail grow faster, longer and stronger than ever before. While there are small amounts of toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde and toluene, in nail polishes and removers, an insignificant amount is absorbed through the nail bed.
- Get maternity pictures done
Last but most important point to remember is to relax! Include breaks in your schedule. Lie down for a while when you get the chance. Relax your body. Pregnancy can be very stressful, but make sure you do not let that get to you. The more relaxed you are, the prettier you look!