Pregnancy can bring some significant changes to your body. It won’t have to be a shocker for you because it happens to almost every mother during pregnancy. But one thing that you guys have to take into account is that during pregnancy your skincare routine should be different than normal days. This is very important because you need something extra to cover up the changes that come with raging hormones. Here are some key points that you guys should know to get maximum advantage for your skin during your pregnancy.
Things you need to expect during pregnancy
First 2 weeks
First of all, you guys should know about great information that pregnancy glow is a real thing. This usually happens in the first 2 trimesters. In this period your skin will look way more polished and glowy than usual. This happens due to a process named NEOVASCULARIZATION in which your body starts supplying nutrients to your baby and new blood vessels are created. This will give you better skin complexion and reduce acne as well. Due to this extra vessel your face looks brighter and better.
Week 6 to 13
Now in this period, the bad news comes knocking to you. In this period your hormones become more aggressive and pregnancy glow disappears. These hormones shift under your skin and can cause their breakout. These are the first symptoms that women experience regarding their skin during pregnancy. This can create some long haul changes to your skin like stretch marks.
What kind of skin products should be avoided
As we have discussed earlier that with these all-new body changes you need to develop a new skincare routine as well. These new changes will ensure the safety of you and your baby. As we all know that our skin is the biggest organism of our body. It works like all other organs. It needs proper nourishment and proper care just like others. Here is the list of all those ingredients that you guys should avoid during your pregnancy. Make sure that none of your skincare products has any of these ingredients.
- Systemic retinoids
2) Retinol derivatives
3) Whitening creams
4) Salicylic acid
5) Glycolic acid
6) Essential oils
7) Camphor and mint
These are some of the ingredients that you need to avoid during pregnancy.
Ingredients to use during Pregnancy
Instead of going through some complex skincare routine, you should stick with basics. Anti-aging and anti-acne ingredients are almost everything that you guys need to know about any skin problems. Other than these there is a list of some helpful ingredients that you guys should know of.
- Differin (adapalene)
- Retin-A, Renova (tretinoin)
- Tazorac, Avage (tazarotene)
- Retinoic acid
- Retinyl linoleate
- Retinyl palmitate
Use Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C Serum is another best thing to remove stretch marks from your body. This Serum completes the amount of Vitamin C in your body. Other than that you guys can also get rid of dark spots on Scene as well.