Being pregnant is an amazing experience for any woman. However, your body undergoes a lot of changes and there are times you feel self-conscious about how your look. As the pregnancy progresses, you may feel as big as a house. Whenever you are worried that pregnancy is making you lose your looks, always remember that it is happening for a good reason. If you need a boost to feel better about your body, here are some beauty tips for you to know how to look pretty while pregnant.
Your pregnancy wardrobe is very important, not only for staying pretty but for being comfortable. Choosing the right maternity wear is at the top of your mind right now. You want to feel pretty even on the outside. You are free to showcase your inner fashionista. It is not that hard to look pretty during pregnancy. All you need is to wear maternity clothes suited for you. Dress in clothes that enhance your curvy body. Choose the right types of dresses and pants for pregnant women. For instance, wear jeans with an elastic band to minimize discomfort. Although you can’t fit in a slinky dress or your skinny jeans now, you are still gorgeous. Plus, there are a variety of shops with awesome maternity clothes, which follow the latest trends, so I don’t need to think about what to wear they already gather the most stylish looks.
Healthy eating is one way of avoiding too much pregnancy weight gain. Know what to eat and what not to during pregnancy. Try as much as possible to avoid processed junk foods. I know this is easy to say than to actually do given the sweet tooth we develop when pregnant. However, do try. Eat fruits, leafy vegetables as well as lean proteins. You can prepare a pregnancy meal plan to ensure you eat the right foods. The healthier your diet, the better your skin looks.
Naked truth – exercising while pregnant is super hard, especially in the final trimester. You can hardly move about let alone start working out. Nonetheless, you have to do it. Try to stay active often. You could start by taking a walk daily. Regular exercise helps you tone your body and feel stronger. There are many video tutorials with exercises for pregnant women that you can use from the comfort of your home.
Water! Water! Water! Keeping hydrated is essential during pregnancy. It will make you use the bathroom more but the benefits outweigh it. Pregnant women become dehydrated more rapidly because of all the fluids they are producing. Your body’s blood volume has increased, you are producing amniotic fluid and may still have nausea. Drink more water to replace the fluids lost and maintain the one in the body and also to flush toxins out. Your skin will be more supple and your complexion clear. You can handle going to the toilet more often if drinking water makes you look pretty.
Use the right makeup
Never underestimate the power of makeup, it makes you look fresh even when you feeling under the weather. You probably have dark circles under your eyes and want to conceal that evidence of your stress. Keep the makeup routine simple and take care to not use products with toxic ingredients. Invest in pregnancy-friendly makeup products.
Take care of your skin
You maybe are among the lucky ones who get to flaunt the proverbial pregnancy glow. However, some of us have to deal with the occasional breakouts and dry skin. Your pregnancy hormones go haywire and wreak havoc on your skin. Use skin care products that are free from any toxic ingredients to minimize the occurrences. Kate Middleton apparently used products containing essential fatty acids to keep her skin supple and reduce signs of aging. If you want your skin to be glowing when you take pictures of your pregnant body for other women to envy, use the right skin care products.
Get a good night’s sleep
Sleep has never been more important. Make sure to sleep at least 8-10 hours every day. It helps in thwarting those eye bags and dark circles. You can use lavender essential oil to help you sleep more soundly. Life is better when you have gotten enough sleep.
Elevate your legs
Maybe the reason you feel as heavy as an elephant when pregnant is that your legs are swollen. Swollen legs feel heavy. The reason for the swelling could be due to lack of blood circulation. Improve circulation by elevating your legs on a pillow when sitting or sleeping.
Get a spa appointment
A good manicure, pedicure, and massage will do wonders for your body. It improves how you feel about your body. Go to a spa every once in a while to get some pampering.
Prevent stretch marks
I know you love your body and would like to avoid leaving any stretch marks on your body after pregnancy. Although stretch marks are hereditary, there are still measures you can take to minimize their growth and appearance. Use creams designed for repairing and protecting the skin. There are many natural remedies for stretch marks including almond oil, coconut oil, and shea butter.
Stretching skin can be a bit itchy and uncomfortable. Use natural pregnancy skin care products and soaps as these are absorbed into your skin. Enrich your lotion with lavender and vitamin E to make it a better moisturizer. However, it is not just your belly that needs to be moisturized, it’s your whole body. You were probably expecting the pregnancy glow but ended up with dry, dull skin. Lack of moisture could be the cause; hence keep your whole body moisturized.
Take care of your hair
Your hair behaves in unpredictable ways during pregnancy. Your hair may grow thicker, curlier dryer or even fall off. You may either lose hair during your pregnancy or after. Kate Hudson is one celebrity who ever had the misfortune of losing hair after giving birth. If your hair tends to fall off, you can indulge yourself in a hair massage, Having good hair makes you feel prettier when pregnant. Wash it with shampoo and conditioner at least twice a week. Wait till it dries naturally before combing it. You can also trim it o avoid split ends.
Stay safe from the sun
Changes in your skin pigmentation are one of the more noticeable changes observed in pregnant women. Although it usually goes after delivery, take extra care of your skin when out in the sun. Use a sunscreen protector with an SPF(Sun Protection Factor) of at least 30 and contains zinc oxide for extra protection. Try to stay in the shade whenever you can to avoid the mask of pregnancy.
Your skin is more sensitive now than it was before you became pregnant. It can scar more easily now that there is another human growing within you. Be extra careful when cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing.
Remember to relax
Finally, relaxation! I know you feel all lethargic and this might already be something you are doing. However, for those women who are too active, try and find time to relax and rest. Sometimes pregnancy can be a bit stressful. Do not let that put you under. The more relaxed you are, the more beautiful you look.
You can still look stunning even when pregnant. There are many sexy pregnant women in the world; become one of them by using the above tips. Stop stressing about your beauty and focus on the bundle of joy you are expecting.