Pregnancy can be a magical and intense time, as you’re preparing physically, mentally and emotionally to become a mother bringing a new life into this world.
With this transition can come significant hormonal changes that often affect your skin. While some lucky ladies maintain that “pregnancy glow” for all three trimesters, many pregnant women report a multitude of skin issues, including acne, pigmentation, and dryness. If you're looking for the key to radiant and glowing skin during pregnancy, we've got you covered. Keep reading for some useful tips on how to take care of your skin naturally.
Understand the hormonal changes that take place during pregnancy and how they affect your skin
When you’re pregnant, the hormonal changes in your body can wreak havoc on your skin. Your body releases more estrogen and progesterone, which increase oil production, leading to clogged pores and breakouts. Additionally, these hormones cause an increase in melanin, leading to skin discoloration, also known as melasma. Understanding these changes will help you choose the right kind of skin care products for your skin.
Experience the magic of natural ingredients and embrace the beauty of your changing body with Elder Flower. Our non-endocrine disruptive formulas are designed to gently and effectively nourish your skin, leaving you with a healthy, glowing complexion.
Adopt a healthy diet
It is vital to maintain a healthy diet during pregnancy to ensure that your skin is healthy and glowing. Focus on fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats like Avocados. Avoid processed foods, sugary drinks, and high amounts of salt. A diet rich in antioxidants will help reduce inflammation and promote healthy cell production.
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and flush out toxins
It is essential to keep your body hydrated for a healthy healthy body and glowing skin. Drinking enough water is beneficial to your overall health as it flushes out toxins and keeps your skin supple and moisturized. Experts recommend drinking at least eight glasses of water daily, with that recommended amount increasing significantly during pregnancy. Consult with your doctor to ensure you’re staying hydrated.
Use natural skin care products to nourish your skin without harsh chemicals
During pregnancy, it is essential to use natural skincare products that nourish your skin without exposure to harsh chemicals. Plant-based skincare products are ideal as they contain ingredients such as functional mushrooms and botanical-based ingredients, which naturally nourish your skin. Elder Flower offers a range of skincare products crafted with pregnant women in mind, such as the UNDERGLOW Hydrating Snow Mushroom Moisturizer, UNDERGLOW Hydrating Snow Mushroom Serum, and UNEARTH Overnight Facial Treatment Mask.
Create a simple skincare routine that includes gentle cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreen
Creating a simple skincare routine that includes gentle cleansers, overnight masks, moisturizers, and sunscreen is crucial during pregnancy. Gentle cleansers help remove excess oil and dirt, while moisturizers hydrate and nourish the skin. Overnight mask can help you wake up to beautiful, refreshed skin. Lastly, sunscreen protects the skin from harmful UV rays. Remember to opt for products that contain natural ingredients, like Elder Flower.
Here is our recommended practice:
Wake up and wash your face with a gentle oil cleanser and warm water
Apply UNDERGLOW Hydrating Serum to keep your skin hydrated throughout the day
Apply UNDERGLOW Hydrating Moisturizer to lock in the lasting moisture
Few times a week, apply UNEARTH Overnight Treatment Mask to achieve that dewy, glowy look
Get plenty of rest and relaxation - aim for 7-8 hours of sleep every night
Getting plenty of rest and relaxation during pregnancy is essential for both your physical and emotional well-being. Aim for seven to eight hours of sleep every night as this helps to rejuvenate the skin, reducing the appearance of bags under the eyes and promoting healthy cell growth.
The key to glowing skin during pregnancy involves understanding the hormonal changes, adopting a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water, using natural skincare products such as Elder Flower, creating a simple skincare practice, and getting plenty of rest and relaxation. This ensures you have healthy and glowing skin as you await your little bundle of joy. Truly embracing a plant-based skincare routine is one easy way to ensure you keep that perfect pregnancy glow. After all, glowing skin is one small part of the beauty embodied in bringing life into this world!