Fertility treatments can be a challenging time for many women, both emotionally and physically. As you go through the process of trying to conceive, your body undergoes a lot of changes, which can sometimes affect your skin. That's why it's essential to pay extra attention to your skincare practice during fertility treatments.
Here are 5 skincare tips that can help you take care of your skin during this time.
Use gentle, plant-based products
When going through fertility treatments, your skin may need a little extra TLC. Plants have been used for centuries to heal and soothe the body, and this holds true for skincare as well. Mother Nature provides us with her ultimate healing powers when it comes to skincare ingredients, with plant-based products that support the skin's microbiome and improve skin health without any harmful side-effects.
The fats and acids in plants can help calm acne, fight dryness, combat oiliness, smooth scars, and increase skin elasticity, among many other benefits.
To care for your sensitive skin during fertility treatments, opt for gentle, plant-based skincare products, like Elder Flower, that are free from harsh chemicals and fragrances. Avoid using scrubs and exfoliants, which can be too harsh on your skin and cause irritation.
It’s also important to avoid retinols and retinoids during this time, as they contain high levels of Vitamin A and can cause birth defects.
Moisturizing is essential during fertility treatments, as many medications can dry out your skin. Use a gentle, hydrating moisturizer to keep your skin soft and supple. Apply the moisturizer at least twice a day, and make sure to use it immediately after showering or bathing to lock in the moisture.
Our UNDERGLOW Hydrating Snow Mushroom Moisturizer is a great option for those undergoing fertility treatments. It contains Snow Mushroom extract, which is known for its antioxidant powers that protect the skin. Along with Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, and Shea Butter, this moisturizer nourishes the skin with deep hydration. With our UNDERGLOW mushroom and botanical-based formula, you can lock in moisture for a lasting luminance.
And the best part? It's specifically formulated for those who have severe skin sensitivity or who are pregnant or nursing. So you can trust that you're using a safe and effective product during your fertility journey.
Protect your skin from the sun
Fertility treatments can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so it's essential to protect your skin by wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30. Wear protective clothing, such as a hat and long-sleeved shirt, and avoid going outside during peak sun hours, when the sun is most intense.
Drinking plenty of water is essential during fertility treatments, as it helps keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. Aim to drink at least eight glasses of water a day, and avoid dehydrating beverages, such as coffee and alcohol.
Fertility treatments can be stressful, and stress can affect your skin's health. That's why it's essential to practice self-care during this time. Take time to relax, do things that make you happy, and get plenty of rest. Incorporate stress-relieving activities into your daily routine, such as meditation or yoga, to help keep your skin healthy and glowing.
Taking care of your skin during fertility treatments is essential. Use gentle, plant-based products, moisturize regularly, protect your skin from the sun, stay hydrated, and practice self-care. By following these skincare tips, you can help keep your skin healthy and glowing during this challenging time.