Whether you are experiencing your first pregnancy or your last, one thing is for certain, it is certainly a magical time. Your body is creating, protecting and nourishing a tiny human being which you will be responsible for in the months and years to come.
While taking care of your body as its shape changes and your baby grows, it is also important to remember to take care of your skin which will be undergoing its own changes at this time. You may find that the products that worked pre-pregnancy no longer work as effectively, as blemishes start to appear and you skin tone changes dramatically. It is all down to hormones.
You may have been expecting to feel radiant and experience glowing skin, the reality may be very different though. But it is OK, it is totally normal and all part of the wonder of pregnancy. To combat these changes, you just need to understand what is causing them and how to treat your skin during pregnancy and in the weeks that follow.
One of the most important things to remember is that pregnancy hormones affect women in different ways, while some may experience a natural glow due to increased blood circulation, others may experience oily breakouts, flare-ups of acne, dry and flaky skin, melasma or hyperpigmentation – a darkening of areas of skin experienced particularly by women of colour.
Skincare during pregnancy
During pregnancy skin is typically more sensitive, meaning simple but effective products with a low number of unnecessary additives work best. Make sure to look out for products containing hyaluronic acid which hydrate the skin.
A gentle cleanser like Emeilleurq’s Hyaluronic Cleanser optimises skin radiance and texture and can be used morning and night. Apply using clean finger tips of in gentle circular motions to boost the flow of blood to your skin.
Toner removes residue left by tap water and helps skin retain moisture. Emeilleurq’s Hyaluronic Toner hydrates, balances and protects skin, boosting the effectiveness of your skincare regimen.
Apply a good serum after cleaning and toning, and before moisturising to reduce dullness and even out skin tone. Emeilleurq‘s Illuminating Treatment Serum supports the skin’s natural renewal process revealing clearer, more radiant skin.
Throughout pregnancy, moisturiser will be your best friend, Emeilleurq’s Tetrapeptide Intensive Moisturiser firms and fortifies, resulting in radiant, more uniform skin.
Pregnancy can make skin more sensitive to sun so a good sunscreen is essential all year round, even on dull or cloudy days, to help protect skin and prevent conditions such as melasma and hyperpigmentation. Emeilleurq’s Mela Defense Crème not only protects against UV rays it also hydrates and nourishes the skin. Emeilleurq is a luxury cosmeceutical skincare brand with products containing clinically proven, effective ingredients and complexes that provide visible improvements on dark skin without damaging it as well as being entirely safe to use on sensitive Caucasian skin