Pregnancy is an emotional time as your body is changing and your hormones are all over the place. Many pregnant women can also experience a variety of physical changes that you may not expect.

 

Here are our 5 top beauty boosting tips for during pregnancy:

1.       Water

Water is important for us all but during pregnancy it is even more important to make sure to have around 2 litres (6-8 glasses) of water per day. Water helps to flush out toxins, hydrate the skin and it can boost your energy levels. Also for baby it helps to maintain sufficient levels of amniotic fluids in the womb.

2.       Get your beauty sleep

Sleep is very important for the body and getting enough sleep each night can help to boost your skin’s appearance. However, as your pregnancy progresses you might find it harder to get an uninterrupted night’s sleep. Try and aim for at least 8 hours per night and have a look at our article on the topic for some tips if you are having difficulties.

3.       Stretchmarks

At least half of all pregnant women can experience stretchmarks during their pregnancy. While sometimes the likelihood of experiencing them can be hereditary there are some preventative steps you can add to your daily routine. Keep the skin deeply moisturised using an oil or stretchmark cream. Popular products as recommended by our Facebook fans are Bio-Oil, CocoButter and Mama Mio. Gently massage these products into your bump, thighs and legs after a warm shower or bath.

4.       Skincare

You may notice changes to your skin during pregnancy. This is caused by hormonal changes. Your skin type may change or you make have more breakouts of spots or dry skin. If your skin has changed you may need to change the products you are using too! Most beauty counters in department stores or pharmacies offer free skin consultations so get yourself a consultation before wasting any money on new products. They will be able to advise whether your skin is dry, oily or combination and will be able to recommend a product accordingly. Look after your skin but don’t spend a fortune as it may change again when your baby arrives. Also, make sure to avoid sun exposure and wear an SPF daily.

5.       Have a Good Hair Day!

One of the big perks that many women notice during pregnancy is that their hair has never been longer, thicker and in better condition.  During pregnancy the hormone levels in your body shifts your hair cycle so you lose less hair’s each day causing it to seem thicker and fuller. Also, many women wonder if they can continue to colour their hair and the answer is yes – in most cases. Do check on the product packaging or with your hair stylist to be sure. And if you are having a bad day – why not treat yourself to a blow dry in your local hair salon. Most are doing great deals mid-week and when you are tired and your bump is getting heavier – it’s one less thing to worry about and it will give you a little lift!

 

Do you have any beauty tips or tricks you would like to share? Just leave them in the comments below.