Pregnancy Skin care – What’s Safe For You?
Body and beauty tips are very important for pregnant women. Who doesn’t want to have a healthy pregnancy and look beautiful? You can skin care with natural products while you are pregnant. You can prepare special care masks for yourself. Let’s go for learn natural masks and everything about pregnancy skin care.
The changed metabolism during pregnancy improves blood circulation and makes your skin appear rosier. The increased water retention has a tightening effect and compensates for existing wrinkles. Bumps in the skin can disappear, but they can also reappear.
The hormone surge can increase the pigmentation of the skin, birthmarks become darker. Brown discolouration can appear on the face, spreading like a butterfly on the forehead and cheeks. But don’t worry: these spots disappear after pregnancy.
Your hair is now particularly beautiful: it looks shiny, strong and silky than usual and has a longer growth phase. So there is no need to worry if you notice increased hair loss after childbirth. This is just an indication that the growth phase is normalizing again.
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What skincare is safe during pregnancy?
Skin care is very important during pregnancy. The skin can be drier or oily than before. Therefore, the usual care products often no longer match the needs of the skin.
Care products with natural active ingredients such as chamomile, linden flowers, marigold or rosemary fulfill a targeted protective and care effect.
Choose a day protection cream with a high sun protection factor to protect your now more sensitive skin. Any brownish pregnancy spots that appear can become even darker when exposed to the sun, so you should avoid exposure to the direct sun as much as possible.
Use the mildest possible shampoo for hair care and do not wash your hair daily. Your hair can react differently to perms and hair tints during pregnancy than before. Also keep in mind that small amounts of these chemicals are absorbed through the scalp and can reach your child.
How to Prevent Stretch Marks During Pregnancy (Skin care)
The connective tissue on the chest, abdomen, hips and thighs is greatly stretched during pregnancy. The rapid weight gain can lead to overstretching and fine tears in the connective tissue under the skin.
A visible sign of this are reddish, stripe-like changes that later scarred pearly, the so-called stretch marks. These stripes fade after pregnancy, but do not disappear completely. You can prevent this with targeted skin care.
Prevention tips for strecth marks
How to prevent skin care during pregnancy? As of the fourth month, start preventively applying special creams and oils to your skin and tissue every day. Jojoba, almond and calendula oil are particularly suitable. You can knead vulnerable areas with a circulation-promoting plucking massage. You lift the skin with your thumb and forefinger, hold it briefly and gently spread it out after you let go.
A vitamin-rich diet with vitamin E also supports the elasticity of the tissue. To relieve the connective tissue of the breast, you should wear a well-fitting bra that gives enough support. Cool showers and gentle massages also help. Cover both breasts with one hand and then gently stroke towards the nipple.
The leg veins are also stressed by pregnancy. Put your legs up as often as possible, take alternating showers regularly to stimulate blood circulation and use a soft brush to rub your feet in a circular motion towards the heart. You should avoid high heels if possible. Wearing support stockings also brings relief.
Tips for genital hygiene
To clean the genital area, use dermatologically tested soaps with a pH of four that are matched to the natural, acidic vaginal environment. Avoid vaginal douching as they destroy the natural vaginal flora.
Do not wear tight synthetic underwear. Prefer cotton laundry that can be washed at 60 degrees Celsius. Avoid a warm and humid environment, such as that created in thermal baths, whirlpools or wet bathing suits.
Dental health during pregnancy
Dental care is particularly important during pregnancy so that the old adage “Every child costs a tooth” is not true.
The hormonal changes at the beginning of pregnancy cause increased blood flow and loosening of the oral mucosa. This can cause the gums to swell or bleed easily. Damaging bacterial metabolites can pass through this important protective wall of the body more easily, which can lead to inflammation of the gums (periodontitis).
In addition, many pregnant women often experience nausea, especially in the first weeks of pregnancy. The repeated vomiting also attacks the tooth enamel. In addition, acidic saliva occurs at the beginning of pregnancy. All of these influences have an unfavorable effect on the teeth.
Damage can only be avoided by very careful oral hygiene and regular check-ups at your dentist. Go to the dental check-up at the beginning of the pregnancy and not in the middle if there are already problems.
Even if it is annoying for you, you should definitely avoid gum infections with these measures. Because recent studies suggest a connection between gingivitis and premature birth.
Proper Dental Care While Pregnant
Especially during pregnancy, teeth and gums should be cleaned more thoroughly than usual. The best way to remove deposits between the teeth is with dental floss.
Up to about the 15th week of pregnancy, morning teeth cleaning can induce nausea. Therefore, never brush your teeth on an empty stomach, but only after you have eaten a little something, for example a dry rusk.
Use the smallest toothbrush you can buy. If there is still a gag reflex, brush your index finger with toothpaste and “clean” your teeth; if necessary without toothpaste. Experience has shown that at this stage of pregnancy your own finger is less perceived as a foreign body.
After vomiting, the tooth enamel is roughened by the stomach acid and more sensitive to the toothpaste.
Therefore wait about 30 minutes before cleaning. To dispel the unpleasant taste, you can rinse your mouth with lukewarm water or chew sugar-free gum.
It is particularly important during pregnancy to have a correct and balanced diet and to prepare the food al dente, because vigorous and long chewing massages the gums naturally.
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