Winter is around the corner and there’s a nip in the air…and sometimes in the skin too! Winters are undoubtedly harsh on the skin, often leaving it dry, flaky, and itchy. Moisturizing the skin becomes imperative during winter to maintain its elasticity and suppleness. Pregnant women especially need to maintain a consistent skincare routine as the skin becomes sensitive and is prone to itching. Incorporating the right skin care products in your winter skincare regime is also essential since one needs to be careful about what goes into the skin during pregnancy.
Need For Moisturizing In Pregnancy
Some women tend to look ravishingly beautiful in pregnancy, but winters could take their toll on that wonderful pregnancy glow, leaving the skin dry and listless. The itchy and flaky skin could be due to a lack of hydration, which leads to premature ageing of the skin. Expectant moms should use organic skin care products, free from chemicals like parabens and sulphates, and that are certified by dermatologists.
The Moms Co. Natural Vita-Rich Face Cream is one of the best light-water-based moisturisers that’s infused with Chia seed oil, Vitamin C-rich Kakadu plum, Hyaluronic Acid, etc. This face cream reduces pigmentation, improves skin radiance & hydration and reduces fine lines too. Another face cream that can give you clear and glowing skin is Moms Co. Natural Brightening Vitamin C Face Serum. With the help of Vitamin C extracts, this cream brightens up your face, Ferulic Acid fights sun damage and Canadian Willow Herb moisturises your skin barrier. So before you opt for any other face cream, get your hands on this one and experience glowing skin in just 2 weeks!
Hydrating your skin after bathing is important as the hot water strips the skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry and stretched. Right after a bath is also the best time to moisturize as it locks in some of your skin’s natural moisture. Make sure you use a toxin-free moisturizer that not just nourishes the skin, but also protects it against damage and minimizes the occurrence of stretch marks.
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Winter Skin Care During Pregnancy
Top Tips To Moisturize Right:
Tank up on water, natural fruit juices, and fluids; this keeps the internal organs hydrated while maintaining skin elasticity and imparting a radiance to the skin. Limit your caffeine intake during pregnancy.
Massage your face and body with sweet almond oil or coconut oil. Almond oil is rich in vitamin A, E, and contains fatty acids that restore moisture levels and impart a glow to the skin. Add a dash of jojoba or extra virgin olive oil to your bath, for complete body nourishment.
Cocoa butter and shea butter are must-haves in your pregnancy skin care regime. They contain healthy fatty acids and vitamins that penetrate deep into the skin and provide intensive skin care in the winter months, essential to prevent the occurrence of stretch marks. Shea butter for stretch marks are a great way to treat yourself to some deep skin nourishment, which regular moisturizers may be unable to provide. Maintain a daily night time routine of moisturizing the belly, hips, and breasts with body butter and follow it up once during the day.
Massage your skin with stretch marks oil that is rich in vitamin E and contains ingredients like sea buckthorn oil and rosehip oil, that promote skin regeneration and stimulate collagen synthesis. These oils protect the skin cells against damage and soothe the dry and irritated skin.
When stepping outdoors, cover yourself well. Moisturize the body and face with a light lotion that keeps the skin supple and fresh.
Moisturize your hands every time you wash them, to retain the lost moisture levels. Massage your face with a moisturizer at least twice a day, morning and night. Repeat if the skin still feels dry during the day.
If you thought moisturising only during the daytime is important, it is time you think again! The Moms. Co. Natural Green Tea Night Gel features an excellent ultra-light texture that gives your skin hydration, controls sebum production and soothes your skin. This overnight night gel is perfect for your oil-free mornings without making your skin feel greasy.
Moisturizing is an integral part of the winter skin care regime for an expectant mom. You could look for a non-toxic range of natural skincare products that contains natural ingredients. And yes, treat your skin with its daily dose of organic moisturizing to maintain the lovely pregnancy glow.