Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Mama Skin Drama

Ahhh...you're pregnant, about to experience one of lifes biggest blessings and to top it off, you're skin is "glowing" right??? Unfortunately for many of us, our belly isnt the only bump we get from baby! That's right, pregnancy can severely affect a new mommy's skin. Increased hormone levels, weight gain and sleepless nights can add up so some serious skin issues. But don't fear, some TLC for your skin is here! Here are a few of the most popular pesky pregnancy pop-ups and how to solve them!

While you're pregnant your body produces extra progesterone that signals your glands to secrete more oil. That extra oil can clog your pores and lead to breakouts. Try using an all natural cleanser that contains the natural ingredient sulfer and is free of harsh chemicals until you have delivered your baby and are done breast feeding. Also, to conceal your blemishes, use a non-comedogenic concealer with calming ingredients such as our Bye Bye Under Eye.

Dark Spots

Skin discoloration happens when elevated hormone levels trigger pigment producing cells resulting in a condition called Melasma. Celeb mommy Brooke Burke has openly admitted to having patchy areas of discoloration on her face and says she combats the problem by using a broad spectrum SPF. Dermatologists recommend staying out of the sun, wearing large hats and always applying sunscreen during and after pregnancy to avoid darkening the areas.

Puffy Eyes
Sporting a baby bump or taking care of the new little one can lead to exhaustion and poor circulation (hello cankles and puffy eyes). But don't fear, cucumbers and concealer are here. Cucumbers are natural diuretics that help beat under-eye bloat. Just slice a cool cuke and put them on your eyes. Follow with a concealer that works overtime to reduce under eye puffiness and discoloration while strengthening the delicate skin around your eye. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye does just that plus packs vitamins A, C and E to nurture tired skin.

There are ways to look good and feel good about yourself even if all of the attention seems to be on your new little one. Just make sure to talk to your ob-gyn before using any new products if you're a new mommy.

1 comment:

  1. you would be lucky not to experience all those shall we say unwanted symptoms. And some or others would have tried all. Just like the puff of the eyes and the wrinkles that might be left behind after giving birth.