Pregnancy skincare tips
How to keep your skin glowing while you are pregnant
It’s the one bonus (apart from the obvious) that makes the stretch marks, varicose veins, sickness, aching joints, swollen limbs and all the other bizarre symptoms seem not so bad after all. However, not every mum will enjoy the delights of dewy pregnant skin. In fact complications, such as acne, dryness and pigmentation patches are all too common in pregnancy, and can make some poor mummies feel decidedly un-yummy.
Amal Rashkidi, a midwife and medical director of the Silkor Laser Medical Centre, which offers a wide range of pre-natal and post natal skin treatments, is all too familiar with the highs and lows of pregnancy skin. She advises mums to take special care from the outset, by finding the right products for their skin and their baby. ‘Establishing a good skin care regimen early on in pregnancy can help prevent problems later on,’ she explains. ‘But expectant mums should pay attention to what products they use as some creams contain chemicals which can enter the blood stream and potentially affect their baby. Therefore, any skin care routine during any point of your pregnancy should only be initiated only once mums have consulted their obstetrician.’ She advises pregnant women to steer clear of products containing glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and AHAs. Parabens, artificial fragrances, phthalates and dibutyl phthalates, acetone, ethanol, soy products and retinol should also be avoided. Some essential oils are not suitable for pregnancy either, and none should be used at all during the first trimester.
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