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 pregnancy ailments are due to hormonal variations!
Among the most common ones are of course nausea, tense breasts, but also stretch marks and dry skin.
Today, we're here to talk about dry skin during pregnancy. Why does the skin dry out during pregnancy? How to avoid dry skin during pregnancy? Which products to nourish and moisturize? We answer your questions and present you the Stretch Marks 1st Care Cream and the Soothing Generous Oil at the bottom of this article to protect your skin from stretch marks, nourish your skin in depth and reduce feelings of tightness and itching!
Skin changes during pregnancy
It's no surprise that the skin is put to the test during the nine months of pregnancy. And this is true no matter what type of skin the mother-to-be has! It is not uncommon for pregnant women to suffer from acne, very dry skin, pregnancy masks or itching. As we mentioned in our article on the effects of hormones during pregnancy, estrogen is responsible for the changes, more or less pleasant, of skin in pregnant women! We say more or less pleasant, because they are the ones that give the famous "glow of the pregnant woman" but they also make the skin drier, more reactive and therefore more uncomfortable. .
This dehydration of the skin also comes from the fact that the needs in water increase for the future mother. 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, we are talking about pure liquid water (bottle or tap, not coffee or tea!). You can also eat water-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables! Indeed, drinking at least 2 L of water per day allows your baby to grow well. But also, to limit urinary infections (often recurrent during pregnancy). Good hydration will also help you avoid bloating, water retention, constipation and dry skin!
Then, in order to complete the "in" hydration routine, you need to set up a good "out" hydration routine. Here we are talking about cream, milk or even oil or butter to moisturize and nourish the skin in depth. This moisturizing and nourishing care routine also allows to reconstitute 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 skincare products for pregnant women, remember to look at the labels or rely on organic brands or products without perfumes, essential oils or controversial ingredients.
You can also invest in a water softener to counteract limescale during your shower! Indeed, the effects of limescale on the skin being quite disastrous, you will never be careful enough to protect your epidermis. If you don't want to buy a softener, you can coat yourself with oil before taking your shower to have a protective greasy film on your skin!
What is the difference between nourishing and moisturizing your skin?
Before talking to you about products to fight against skin dehydration we wanted to explain the difference between moisturizing and nourishing! The amalgamations are recurrent and unfortunately they can make you buy a product which does not correspond to your needs.
A skin lacking in hydration is a skin lacking in 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 such as water, vegetable glycerin, hyaluronic acid or aloe vera.
A skin lacking in nutrition is a skin lacking in oil. It is a sensitive skin, irritated and rough to the touch. The skin is often tight and can even peel! When it is in lack of fat, one must thus bring nutrition to him with nourishing credits. You can use vegetable butters (cocoa, shea) and vegetable oils (jojoba, argan, avocado).
What beauty routine should I adopt?
Most of the time, dry skin in pregnant women is a skin that lacks water, but also fat. It must therefore be moisturized 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 beauty routine for pregnant women. To moisturize your skin, the 1st Anti-Stretch Mark Cream ! The advantage ? 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 to soothe itching and restore comfort to the skin. It contains a complex of 6 organic vegetable oils to effectively nourish your skin. The itching or tightness that you may experience will disappear to leave your skin supple and nourished!
You can use the cream in the morning since it penetrates quickly into the skin. The oil in the evening for an application accompanied by a massage on the zones of dryness or on all the body. Result? The skin is soft and it does not tug any more. It is hydrated and nourished.
This routine can even be continued after giving birth if you feel the need!
Tips for moisturized skin throughout pregnancy!
The key to avoiding 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.
- moisturize your skin with moisturizing beauty products
- nourish your skin with products with nourishing properties
- protect your skin from external aggressions such as the sun, wind, cold or limescale
- Dress in softer materials such as linen, cotton or bamboo to limit friction.
Combined, all these tips will help you keep a beautiful skin and get through irritations, itching, redness, flaking and stretch marks!