Getting glowing skin during pregnancy is every woman’s dream. In pregnancy, we are not looking for a flawless skin but aiming close to a flawless one. There are many changes your body is going through and proper nutrition is required. If you are not healthy during your pregnancy, you would not have a good skin. You need to make sure that you eat right which would reflect on your skin too in addition to following a rich routine for skincare in pregnancy.
Talking of skincare, you might be interested in safe skincare tips to use during pregnancy, which I have discussed in my article 5 Super Effective Tips for Safe Skincare in Pregnancy. Here I would focus more on the importance of diet and a 3-step beauty regimen to get flawless and glowing skin throughout the nine months of pregnancy.
Importance of Balanced Diet in Pregnancy
Having a healthy and balanced diet during pregnancy is the key factor here. I have seen many women just go crazy over food and like to stuff themselves as they consider it right. I’m sure many women enjoy their second trimester when everything runs smoothly and every woman wants to eat whatever they like.
“Well, you need to hold your hands before they dig into anything junk.”
Pregnancy demands healthy food which contains balanced amount of proteins, carbohydrates, fiber, fats and vitamins. You need to keep a check on your refined sugar intake. It could cause you a lot of problems during pregnancy especially with gestational diabetes. A well sort out diet would always be good for your health and skin. With fruits and veggies by your side, you would get an instant glow to your skin. I have seen women taking advantage of their pregnancy and eating absolutely everything that may come their way. This will not be a wise choice and it may harm your baby indirectly. So before applying anything on your skin, you need to consult your doctor about your daily diet plan.
Before I move on to the 3-step beauty routine for glowing skin during pregnancy, I would like to add here that if you are sensitive to any of the things mentioned in this article, kindly don’t use it. Pregnancy is a very sensitive stage in one’s life and it needs to be handled with care so I am going to mention those tips which are truly effective during pregnancy and safe to use for the majority of people. There may be few people who can develop certain allergies during their pregnancy so you need to check with your doctor first.
3-Step Routine for Glowing Skin During Pregnancy
Cleansing, toning and moisturizing is the standard skincare routine in pregnancy. You need to prepare your skin for the extra burden it has to take due to your hormones going out of whack. This three step skin care routine would make sure that the skin is getting the care it needs. Choose a good cleanser, toner and moisturizer which suits your skin type and is safe to use on your skin during pregnancy. After following this regime, you need to apply certain things on your skin to get the desired glow.
So, the three steps to follow daily throughout your pregnancy include;
1. Cleansing: We recommend an organic cleanser to use during pregnancy so that it is safe and harmless. It is also advisable to get something that is hypoallergenic. There are many face wash products that you can find under this category but the one we recommend is the Organic Facial Wash/Face Cleanser by Christina Moss Naturals. Apply just a small amount of this cleanser on wet skin and massage properly using your fingertips. After a few minutes, rinse your face with lukewarm water.
2. Toning: The next step is to apply a toner on your freshly cleansed skin. Get something like CBella Organic Brightening Toner with Vitamin C and Enzymes. The product should not only be pregnancy safe but also rich in anti-oxidants. Use a cotton pad to apply the toner on your face at night or in the morning to get the desired results. You can also apply the it on your neck to remove excess oil and get rid of dirt.
3. Moisturizing: Using a moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated during pregnancy is as important as the first two steps that achieve cleansing of the skin. Using a pregnancy safe moisturizer, such as body oil or cream, will help bring your skin back to life with a natural glow. We recommend using Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Mama Bee Nourishing Body Oil. This product has been especially formulated for expectant mothers. Make sure you have performed the first two steps before applying the moisturizer to achieve the desired outcomes.