Pregnancy is a special time for most women but it can be like a rollercoaster ride. You may get hit by a plethora of changes at every phase of your pregnancy, whether it comes to your mood, your cravings or your skin. Today, let’s focus on what can really happen to your skin and how you can effectively manage every concern that may pop up at any given time. Here are the dos and don’ts of skincare during pregnancy. 

But first…

Common Challenges Of Skincare During Pregnancy

During this time your skin will experience sundry changes and may also turn into a completely different type. So if excess sebum has replaced flaky skin (or vice-versa), don’t panic. Zits may pop out of nowhere, but you’ve got to stay calm and figure a new skincare routine to tackle your changing skin. “Stretch marks, acne, itchiness, and rashes are just a few of the changes your skin may go through during pregnancy as the baby grows inside of you,” shares Dr Niketa Sonavane, celebrity dermatologist and founder of Ambrosia Aesthetics, Mumbai. Every woman might not essentially get what we call the ‘pregnancy glow’ through the nine months. To top it all, there are stretch marks that will naturally occur around your belly. It’s inevitable, however, some products may help you control their appearance.

The Dos

Wear sunscreen, no matter what: We’re aware of the necessity of using sunscreen everyday, irrespective of being outdoors or indoors. During pregnancy, your skin tends to become more sensitive, so it is vital to wear a sunscreen that is suitable for your skin. This not only curbs the sun damage but also controls melasma, dark spots and dull skin. “Just make sure you avoid the nano-technology variants to prevent it from getting into your bloodstream,” advises Dr Sonavane.

Stick to a basic skincare routine: By this, we mean that it’s essential to maintain a basic skincare routine that includes a gentle cleanser, moisturiser and sunscreen. If you get lazy about this, your skin will have to pay the price …….


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