Pregnancy the joys
I have to apologize for been IMA the last month, as you can imagine the salon has been up the walls with been christmas and as the title may imply i am also pregnant and I mean nice and plump pregnant.. I am now nearly 34 weeks and as you can imagine running your own business as well as been pregnant has really taken its toll on me..
So this is my second pregnancy and it really has been a lot harder then my first one.. I suppose there is 4 years between my pregnancy so been that bit older it really hasn’t been easy and my skin really has been affected by it.. So when people tell you that you get a glow, take my word for it, its bullshit!!!!! Well for me anyway I feel like I have aged 10 years and I am really looking forward to the end so I can get my ass back in shape.. I do have a friend who is 4 week behind me and she really is glowing, in fact she looks amazing, kinda jealous..
So been pregnant it is so important, in fact more important you take really good care of your skin. The baby will be taking a lot your nutrients and with the influxes of hormones it really can play havoc with your skin.. Most woman experience break outs at the start and the end of the pregnancy and when the baby has made his/her arrival your really going to see these break outs.. Solution, regular facials throughout the pregnancy and invest in very good product..
Unfortunately baby can also make your skin look aged due to the fact that the baby has taking so much from your body so clearly take your vitamins and if need get a good anti aging cream or if you are breaking out a good serum will also really help..
Now for all those soon to be mommy’s it is so important to look after your body to avoid stretch marks.. Unfortunately once you get stretch marks you will not get rid of them.. So I always recommend to use bio oil twice a day from the start, I actually use this all the time anyway it is relatively cheap and is the best way to keep the skin lubricated and this will minimize the possibility of stretch marks.. I am also using elemis nourishing milk bath it leaves my skin feeling so soft and hydrated, its kinda expensive but there are other alternatives like cocoa butter..
Now for after the baby is born just go and splurge on a good firming cream this will help tighten the skin back faster.. I have gotten the Elemis firming cream, but I also like the sheisdo firming body cream which is still kinda pricey, but most people have probably heard of it works and they do a firming cream that I have heard great things about too..
Now ladies make sure you look after yourself we tend to forget about ourselves sometimes but you have only one skin make sure you look after it..