Achieving a great pregnancy beauty routine need not be difficult. Our natural beauty is more often than not enhanced during pregnancy, all you need to do is make some simple lifestyle changes to make the most of it:
Drink Plenty of Water:
During your first trimester you may experience an influx of spots, this is due to a drastic rise in hormones. You may be desperate to rid yourself of them, but using your usual acne cream as part of your pregnancy beauty routine may not be advisable, so you should instead focus on clearing your spots from within. Once you get past the first trimester, water will then serve to enhance your pregnancy glow.
Water can also help reduce pregnancy stretch marks. We need to maintain a great fluid intake to enhance collagen production, which will in turn make your skin more supple, leaving it able to adapt to expansion.
Maintain Your Omega-3 Intake:
Eating 2 portions maximum of salmon per week will ensure you do not over do it on your fish intake during pregnancy and it will also enhance your pregnancy beauty. Jennifer Lopez is famed for maintaining her fantastic skin tone through a diet that has her eating salmon regularly. Many women find that they have to abandon their usual anti-ageing routine due to the retinoid content in their chosen products, but don’t fret just yet Omega-3 can help prevent wrinkles naturally. Much like water, it can also enhance that natural pregnancy glow.
By switching from your usual moisturiser to a pregnancy moisturiser you are keeping your beauty routine safe. Try one from the Burt’s Bees range, their all over body moisturiser can really provide you with an enhanced glow. Moisturising is essential to preventing pregnancy stretch marks, hydration is the key!
Yoga routines designed for your child bearing year will help keep you supple, maintaining your natural pregnancy beauty and preparing you for labour. Yoga can prevent stretch marks, maintain muscle tone and prepare your pelvic floor for your impending childbirth. It can also be used during labour as a pain management technique.
Balance Your Nutrition:
It goes without saying that you should maintain a balanced and healthy diet for optimal foetal development and maternal health. A balanced diet throughout your child bearing year will ensure your skin stays clear and glowing, it will prevent you from putting on unnecessary pregnancy weight and it will keep your hair super shiny.
So maintaining a great pregnancy beauty routine does not always mean having to put in extra effort, all you need to do is make a few changes to your usual lifestyle and you will be looking gorgeous with that bump in no time.
L J McKeever is a natural pregnancy and child birth promoter, mum to one and expecting child number 2 (at the time of publication). She has developed a site for UK mums to be who want to achieve ultimate pregnancy beauty.