Dry skin during pregnancy

Dry skin during pregnancy is a skin problem that many pregnant women experience. If you are a regular reader of the Téane Blog, you already know that most of the ills of pregnancy are due to hormonal variations !
Among the best known are of course nausea, tight breasts, but also stretch marks and dry skin.

Today, we come to talk to you about dry skin during pregnancy . Why does the skin dry out during pregnancy? How to avoid dry skin during pregnancy? What products to nourish and hydrate? We answer your questions and present our products dedicated to pregnancy at the bottom of this article to protect your skin from stretch marks, deeply nourish your skin and reduce the sensation of tightness and itching!

Skin changes during pregnancy

Unsurprisingly, the epidermis is put to the test during the nine months of pregnancy. And this, regardless of the skin type of the mother-to-be! It is not uncommon to see a pregnant woman suffering from acne, very dry skin, pregnancy mask or itching. As we told you about in our article on the effects of hormones during pregnancy , it is estrogen which is responsible for the more or less pleasant skin changes in pregnant women! We say they are more or less pleasant, because they are what give the famous “ pregnant woman’s glow ” but also they make the skin drier , more reactive and therefore more uncomfortable .

This dehydration of the skin also comes from the fact that water needs increase for the mother-to-be. It is thanks to water that the fetus receives the vitamins, minerals and nutrients it needs!

How to avoid dehydrated skin during pregnancy?

One of the first good things to do is to increase your water intake . Of course, here we are talking about liquid and pure water (bottle or tap, not coffee or tea!). You can also eat foods rich in water like fruits and vegetables! In fact, drinking at least 2 L of water per day allows your baby to grow well. But also to limit urinary infections (often recurring during pregnancy). Proper hydration will also help you avoid bloating, water retention, constipation and dry skin!

Then, in order to complete the “in” hydration routine, you must set up a good “out” hydration routine. Here we are talking about cream , milk or even oil or butter to deeply hydrate and nourish the skin. This moisturizing and nourishing care routine also helps replenish the hydrolipidic film of the epidermis! Ideal since we know that with a healthy protective film, the skin is less prone to tightness and dryness. When using care for pregnant women , consider looking at labels or relying on organic brands or products without perfumes, essential oils or controversial ingredients.

You can also invest in a softener to counter limescale during your shower! Indeed, the effects of limescale on the skin are quite disastrous, you will never be careful enough to protect your skin. If you don't want to buy a softener, you can very well coat yourself with oil before taking a shower to have a protective oily film on the skin!

You might like these products suitable for dry skin

anti stretch mark cream dry skin

First Treatment Stretch Mark Cream


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Generous Soothing Oil



What is the difference between nourishing and hydrating your skin?

Before telling you about products to combat skin dehydration, we wanted to explain the difference between hydrating and nourishing ! Amalgam fillings are recurring and unfortunately they can cause you to buy a product that does not meet your needs.

> Skin lacking hydration is skin lacking water . It can have areas of dryness, fine lines, irritation, itching , be dull and uncomfortable because it is not very flexible! In short, when the skin lacks water, it must be hydrated with moisturizing active ingredients . For example, active ingredients like water, vegetable glycerin, hyaluronic acid or aloe vera.

> Skin lacking nutrition is skin lacking fat. It is sensitive, irritated and rough to the touch. The skin often feels tight and can even flake! When it is lacking in fat, we must therefore provide it with nutrition with nourishing active ingredients . You can use vegetable butters (cocoa, shea) and vegetable oils (jojoba, argan, avocado).

What beauty routine should you adopt?

Most of the time, dry skin in pregnant women is skin that lacks water, but also fat. It must therefore be hydrated and nourished, and that's good for you, we have the products you need! Formulated without controversial ingredients , with patented active ingredients , certified organic, not tested on animals and compatible with breastfeeding and pregnancy , they are perfect for a pregnant woman's beauty routine. To hydrate your skin, the Anti-Stretch Mark First Care Cream ! Most ? It stimulates collagen and protects elastin fibers to counter stretch marks . Then, to nourish the skin with ingredients rich in fatty acids, the Generous Soothing Anti-Stretch Mark Oil ! It is ideal for soothing itching and restoring comfort to the skin. It contains a complex of 6 organic vegetable oils to effectively nourish your skin. The itching or feelings of tightness that you may experience will disappear to make way for supple and nourished skin!

You can use the cream in the morning since it absorbs quickly into the skin. The oil in the evening for application accompanied by a massage on dry areas or all over the body. Result ? The skin is soft and no longer feels tight. She is hydrated and nourished.

This routine can even continue after giving birth if you feel the need!

Tips for hydrated skin throughout pregnancy!

The important thing to avoid dry skin during pregnancy is to find a balance:

  • drink water before you feel thirsty (if you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated)
  • eat water-rich foods like fruits and vegetables.
  • hydrate your skin with beauty products with hydrating properties
  • nourish your skin with products with nourishing properties
  • protect your skin from external aggressions such as sun, wind, cold or even limescale
  • dress in softer materials like linen, cotton or bamboo to limit friction.

Combined, all these tips will help you maintain beautiful skin and get through irritation, itching, redness, flaking and stretch marks!

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