Caring For Your Skin During Pregnancy
Pregnancy brings a lot of changes to your body. There are obvious ones, your skin will stretch and grow to make room for the bundle of joy inside, and then there are the changes that take place on a more microscopic level inside of your body. Increases in the levels of certain hormones produced by your body can alter the pigment in your skin, causing areas like birthmarks and freckles to become darker or appear a different shade. Most women experience some darkening around their nipples and may develop a vertical line down the centre of their stomach known as the “linea nigra”. While many of these changes might seem confronting, they are only temporary and usually remedy themselves over the course of your pregnancy.
Skin And Hair Changes During Pregnancy
It’s common for hair growth to increase during pregnancy. Many women feel that they lose a large amount of hair after giving birth, but it’s often just the body’s way of shedding all the excess hair that was produced during the gestation period. Body hair during pregnancy can appear much thicker and more oily, requiring more regular visits to your local parlour to make sure it’s under control. From professional brow waxes to body hair removal, The Beauty & Brow Parlour have the skilled services to look after all your unwanted hair, no matter how pregnant you are.
It’s also relatively common for facial pigmentation patches to occur during pregnancy. Sometimes referred to as “Chloasma”, dark circles or patches can occur on the forehead, nose, cheeks, lips and chin. This is a completely normal phenomenon that’s more frequently experienced by women living in areas with high sun exposure. Most of the time the patches disappear after a few weeks or months, with rare cases retaining the pigmentation for up to a year.
What To Use On My Skin When Pregnant
It can be difficult to know exactly what the best products to use during your pregnancy are. When you’re up at odd hours and not quite feeling yourself your regular skin routine often goes out the window. While oils, balms and butters rich in vitamins and nutrients are often suggested for stretch marks, you may be wondering what’s suitable for your face? The Beauty & Brow Parlour’s own Ruposhi Brightening Eye Cream is an affordable and effective option. Our brightening cream acts to rehydrate the skin around your eyes. With ingredients like Vitamin E, shea butter and glycerin, the specially formulated cream repairs the outer barrier of your skin and revitalises dark circles and areas of pigmentation.
Relaxing During Your Pregnancy
One of the most critical aspects of pregnancy is keeping your stress levels as low as possible. Elevated stress can have a detrimental effect on the health of both you and your unborn child. It’s important to make an effort to undertake calming activities that you know have a positive impact on your mind. Enjoying a relaxing facial or skin treatment can offer you a way to lower your stress and improve the quality of your skin. The Beauty & Brow Parlour provides a number of specialised skin treatments, from affordable mini facials to skin pigmentation and pH balancing treatments.
Visit our website to learn more about all the beauty treatments we have to help you on your journey through pregnancy.