Top tips to have great pregnancy skin

Top tips to have great pregnancy skin

Beauty expert Helen Elldred of Effortless Skin offers the following tips on how to look after your skin during pregnancy.

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Simplify your skin care routine

The skin can become very unpredictable during pregnancy so go back to basics; just cleanser, serum, moisturiser and SPF, while your skin adjusts to the change in hormones.

Natural ingredients

Use products that contain natural ingredients and oils to soothe dry, itchy skin and replenish fatty acid levels to help increase the skin's resilience. Avoid ingredients like Salicylic Acid and parabens which can be potentially harmful during pregnancy.

Keep things cool

Keep flannels and gentle Vitamin E-based moisturisers in the fridge to cool and provide relief for stressed or inflamed skin.

Use rich balms

Use a rich, hydrating balm or butter on areas prone to stretch marks, like the stomach and thighs, as early as possible during the pregnancy, to keep them to a minimum.

High sunscreen

Wear a high factor sunscreen on any areas of exposed skin to limit the damage done by the sun's UV rays and to minimise the risk of developing Melasma/hyperpigmentation.

Avoid hot water

Avoid using soap-based products and washing in hot water, as these can dry out the skin and make it uncomfortable.

Avoid blemish makeup

Don't use any pore-clogging make-up to keep blemishes under control.

Don't stress

Try not to stress about developing stretch marks or other skin conditions, as this can contribute to the development of acne, inflammation and oily skin.

Use a clay mask

If acne and oily skin are becoming an issue, start using a clay based mask once a week to safely clean out the pores and absorb excess oil.

What are your pregnancy skincare secrets? Share the tips that helped you look after your pregnancy skin by chatting in our forum, via Facebook or Twitter.

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