Someone forgets about coffee and sushi during pregnancy, someone does not deny himself a glass of wine at dinner and does not bother to change beauty rituals. The only thing you need to know about self-care during pregnancy is that everyone decides for himself the first, and the second, and whatever the third. The main thing is that you feel comfortable and that your gynecologist approves it. As for leaving, there are some peculiarities here. Dasha Abramova, author of the telegram channel Byebyeflaw, shares a verified list of products.
In general, there is no need to radically change facial care - most likely, you just have to slightly adjust the scheme. During pregnancy, the skin becomes more sensitive, acne may appear (with a special likelihood in the first or third trimester), irritation, rosacea. It is best to stay with hypoallergenic products: plant extracts can cause unpredictable reactions.
As the sensitivity of the skin increases, it is worth handling acids and essential oils with care. It is also worth giving up medicinal ointments against acne with benzoyl peroxide, retinol and, of course, hormonal agents. There are many pharmacy lines for sensitive skin: La Roche-Posay Toleriane, Bioderma Sensibio, Avène Tolérance. SPF is also important - no one should forget about it, including non-pregnant ones. The main thing is always and in everything to consult with a gynecologist, even if it seems insignificant.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Teint
Tinted fluid for hypersensitive skin. Especially suitable for girls prone to rosacea - and not necessarily during pregnancy. It has a calming effect due to the thermal water content and protects from the sun (SPF 25). The product has a very light texture and a natural semi-matte finish, there are three shades to choose from. A little life hack - you can use it pointwise as a corrector.
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution
An extremely versatile tool that can be found in cosmetic bags not only among pregnant women, but also, for example, by makeup artists during fashion weeks. The secret is that it is suitable for fragile, thin and sensitive skin. This famous micellar water is excellent for cleaning and really rinsing off even waterproof makeup. Does not contain alkali, alcohol or fragrances.
"Bark", anti-stress cream for all skin types, including sensitive
The cream of the Russian brand is suitable not only for daily care, but also for skin restoration after various stressful situations. For example, hypothermia, prolonged exposure to the sun or chemical peels. In a word, it can be used by the owners of not only very sensitive, but also irritated and injured skin. Strengthens protective functions, gives a matte finish and is suitable as a makeup base.
Payot Sensi Expert Gel Yeux Dermo-Apaisant
The Sensi Expert line is specially designed for sensitive skin and is well tolerated due to the absence of fragrances and dyes. The eye contour gel soothes and moisturizes the skin and lightens dark circles. The main thing that future mothers will appreciate is that it fights puffiness and swelling under the eyes.
Matis Réponse Délicate Face Care Mask
Another product for sensitive skin, but note that it is not hypoallergenic - it contains plant extracts. These are soothing ingredients like calendula, St. John's wort, cornflower, medicinal chamomile. The mask has a gel texture, it slightly cools and tightens the skin. The product improves complexion, especially if the skin is prone to redness - a problem that pregnant women often face. It can be applied both to the entire face and neck, as well as to the point of irritation. For more delicate care, manufacturers recommend not to rinse off the mask with water, but to remove it with cotton pads soaked in lotion for sensitive skin from the same brand line.
When it comes to body care, the main vectors here are hydration, stretch marks prevention, and edema control. If with moisture everything is more or less clear, then with stretch marks everything is more complicated. Many people still believe that they can be prevented with special creams. Another opinion, widespread on forums for expectant mothers, says that you cannot get rid of stretch marks. Both are not true. If you don't have stretch marks, then this is your genetics. And if you have appeared and you want to correct them, then you should know that modern cosmetology is capable of a lot, including the fight against scars.
There are special remedies for the prevention of stretch marks, and it is better to pay attention to specialized brands for pregnant and lactating mothers. These are, for example, Babyline, Maternea, Mustela, Mothercare. They have cosmetics for stretch marks, for breast skin care, as well as everything you need for your baby. Their main advantage over conventional brands is their price. Other frequent companions of pregnancy are varicose veins and edema. The main helpers in this problem are cooling creams, compression underwear and special massage for pregnant women (do not forget to consult with your gynecologist about everything).
Thalion Performance Vergetures
A remedy for stretch marks that renews elastin and collagen fibers. It is recommended to start using it as early as possible before a strong weight jump and at least twice a day. Shea and borage oils help restore the balance of nutrients and maintain skin elasticity, while unsaturated fatty acids are involved in tissue regeneration.
L'Occitane Frisson de Verveine Ice Gel for Legs and Feet
Roller-shaped refreshing gel is a must-have to end the day. Absorbs quickly and cools instantly. It will be useful in general not only for pregnant women, but also for everyone who spends a lot of time on their feet, loves heels or notices that their legs swell a little by the evening. The gel does not have a pungent odor and does not leave a sticky feeling.
Elemis Japanese Camellia Oil Blend
This oil is the leader among stretch marks remedies. He is idolized by celebrities, including, for example, Victoria Beckham, who has gone through pregnancy four times. You can use it before, during and after pregnancy, as well as massage the newborn with it. Japanese camellia oil is rich in plant collagen and maintains skin elasticity. Well, no fragrances and dyes, of course.
"Bepantol", an emulsion for stretch marks
Means of "Bepanten" in general will be useful more than once: for the expectant mother during lactation, and for the child with diaper rash. Not so long ago, they also had a remedy for stretch marks. Its main bonus in comparison, for example, with oils, is that the emulsion is quickly absorbed and does not leave marks on clothes. If you use it in the morning, you can get dressed almost immediately.
Vichy Deodorant 24HR Deodorant Dry Touch Aluminum Salts Free
Antiperspirants contain aluminum salts: they block the sebaceous glands and make the antiperspirant effective. During pregnancy, many girls decide to abandon funds with their content and switch to deodorants. Vichy has deodorants for all occasions, and really effective. As part of this - no salts, no alcohol, no parabens, it is suitable even for hypersensitive skin. But the choice of non-aluminum products is great, here, for example, a girl blogger has collected an exhaustive list.
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