Expert Tips On Caring For Your Skin During Pregnancy

Marie Claire interviewed leading Australian scientist Dr. Hayley Dickinson to reveal some expert tips on caring for both your and your baby’s skin during pregnancy. While you’re carrying a baby, there are many changes that your body goes through—meaning your go-to skin care routine may not work as well while you’re pregnant. With some of Dr. Dickinson’s advice, you can keep your skin clear and healthy no matter what stage of pregnancy you’re at.

Usually, pregnancy is associated with a healthy glow. However, just because you’re looking radiant doesn’t mean other issues can arise. While pregnant, you can experience acne, heightened skin sensitivity, and a mask of pigmentation. In particular, most women are concerned with stretch marks and sore nipples. There are a variety of products on the market that claim to help these issues, but it’s important to look out for a few things before making your purchase. Dr. Dickinson’s knowledge and research have been essential to the development of Endota’s new nurture range for mothers and their babies.

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One of the most important pieces of advice she gives is to watch out for the ingredients. There are many things that pregnant women can’t have, and even though risks are minimal, it’s still good to stay on the safe side. Going back to basic, natural ingredients would be best when choosing skincare products. For stretch marks, it’s important to note that there’s no product that can completely erase or prevent them from appearing. What can be done, however, is to keep the skin hydrated so that while the skin stretches, redness and itchiness can be reduced. On another note, while it may seem silly, applying balm to your nipples is an important step in your skincare to reduce soreness and help cracking.

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For your baby, there’s not a lot of products that need to be used. Their skin is still young and supple, so products could just irritate it. However, it’s important to keep their skin clean and free from saliva or mess in the diaper. Improper cleaning can lead to skin irritations and rashes. Gentle cleansers are highly recommended for use on your baby.

Along with these tips, you will have to discover how to deal with the various changes your body will go through during pregnancy. It can be annoying, but it will be worth it—both for your health and your self-esteem.

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