When mum Rahne was pregnant, her skin became dark and dull. Her situation is not unique, with many pregnant mums also seeing changes to their skin. It may be because of hormonal changes but there’s definitely something about that can be done about it, especially about one’s pregnancy skin care routine!
Mama Rahne isn’t the only pregnant woman suffering from dull skin during pregnancy. Sure, our changing hormone levels during pregnancy can be blamed but we’re not completely helpless about it too.
But first, is dark and dull skin something to worry about?
Dark and dull skin are triggered either by hormonal changes in the body or by damaged skin cells. Melasma, which is often called as the mask of pregnancy, is quite common among pregnant women. It’s often triggered by the increasing hormones in pregnant women and sun exposure. This condition is characterized by brown patches of skin that appear blotchy. They usually appear on the forehead, upper lip, and cheeks.
Hormones may be the culprit when you notice your skin becoming acne-prone and duller but there are other factors to consider too. One such thing is our own pregnancy skin care habits. So how do you avoid melasma? By taking care of your skin as early as possible. And most importantly, even when you’re pregnant!
Ever heard about the phrase pregnancy glow? We all want it and luckily, it’s something you can achieve when you give your skin a little TLC!
3 Tips To A Good Pregnancy Skin Care Routine
At Mama’s Choice, we believe that pregnancy skin care is just as important as taking care of one’s health. That is why we’re sharing with you three tips to prevent dark and dull skin from taking over your pregnancy journey.
1. Wash your face regularly
It may sound simple but washing your face is one of the easiest ways to prevent dull and dark skin. It’s important that you get rid of the dirt that has accumulated on your face so that it does not cause further damage. Moreover, cleaning the face also helps in lifting dead skin cells on the surface of the skin that would otherwise inhibit the skin healing and regeneration process.
For pregnant mums like yourself, make sure you choose a pregnancy skincare product that is free from parabens, toxins, alcohol, and other harmful chemicals.
2. Incorporate vitamin E
Vitamin E is one of the vitamins that support skin cell regeneration so that damaged cells can be replaced by new ones. It stimulates blood flow and boosts collagen production. Through vitamin E’s help, the process of skin healing and skin cell regeneration is faster. To help your skin on this process, you can take vitamin E supplements—upon your doctor’s advise—or eat a diet rich in vitamin E.
3. Add a face moisturizer that contains sunscreen into your pregnancy skin care routine
This one’s a must, mums! Use a face moisturizer with mineral sunscreen because products with chemical sunscreen are certainly not safe for pregnant women.
By opting for a moisturizer with sunscreen, you get two-in-one benefits: moisturization and protection from the dangers of UV rays. As you know, UV rays are one of the main culprits of dull skin and hyperpigmentation.
If you don’t have a pregnancy-safe moisturizer and sunscreen, try Mama’s Choice Daily Protection Face Moisturizer. The formula has no parabens, alcohol and toxins so it’s 100% safe to use by pregnant mums. Well, even non-pregnant mums can reap the benefits of this moisturizer! The texture is light, easily absorbed, and can be worn under makeup.
It contains a combination of natural ingredients including rice extract which helps brighten the skin naturally and mineral sunscreen for sun protection. It’s also infused with hyaluronic acid which helps hydrate the skin and lock in moisture from within to prevent premature skin aging.
With these three pregnancy skin care tips in mind, you’re well on your way to skin that glows!
Hanna of Mama's Choice
A mama of one energetic toddler, Hanna likes to read books, watch baking shows, and play video games when her little one is asleep.