If you are an expectant mother, you experience several body changes on your pregnancy journey. The hormonal changes don’t just affect your body, they also affect your skin, which becomes more sensitive and vulnerable to irritation, dryness and rashes. That’s why it’s important to pay attention to your skin and give skincare an important spot in your daily routine during pregnancy.
Here are some tips that will help you keep your skin soft, supple and healthy during pregnancy:
1. Don’t Let Bath Time Dry Out Your Skin
Since your skin is stretching considerably to accommodate your growing baby, it is more prone to dryness and irritation. Soap can especially dry out the skin, which is why it’s important to choose a soap that’s meant to not just cleanse the skin, but nourish it too.
Try a soap with moisturising ingredients like Cocoa Butter and Virgin Coconut Oil, like Himalaya FOR MOMS Moisture Rich Rose Soap, which helps retain moisture in the skin, thus preventing post-bath dryness. This soap is the perfect way to pamper yourself, with the relaxing fragrance of Rose, and the softening effect of Mango Butter, which is rich in antioxidants.
2. Moisturise After Bath
After bathing, your skin is clean and ready to absorb moisture, which is why it’s the perfect time to use a moisturiser. The Himalaya FOR MOMS Soothing Body Butter Cream contains Cocoa Butter, which serves as an intensive moisturiser to nourish and soothe your skin. It also contains Glycerin, which locks in moisture and keeps skin hydrated for a longer time. To add an element of relaxation, the body butter comes in three fragrances - Lavender, Rose and Jasmine, known to relax, uplift and rejuvenate your mood. Keeping your skin hydrated is key to preventing the irritation that you normally experience due to the stretching of skin and dryness.
3. Soothe Rashes With The Goodness of Herbs
Your sensitive skin is likely to get rashes due to dryness or other hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy. It’s important to ensure that the products you use do not further aggravate these rashes, but help to soothe the skin. Aloe Vera and Yashada Bhasma, the ingredients found in Himalaya FOR MOMS Anti-Rash Cream, are known for their soothing and healing properties, which is why they are great for managing itchiness and rashes. Aloe Vera helps heal and soothe the skin, while Yashada Bhasma has antimicrobial properties which protect the skin. The relief you get from soothing those rashes will help you feel considerably more comfortable during your pregnancy.
4. Care For Your Breasts, Even Before Nursing
You may think that caring for your breasts starts when you start breastfeeding, but you need to start doing this around the last semester of pregnancy itself. Many mothers experience lactation even before their baby is born! To help manage sore or cracked nipples, try Himalaya FOR MOMS Nipple Care Butter.
It has the nourishing properties of Virgin Coconut Oil and Kokum Butter, which deeply moisturise and soften the skin, protecting it from cracking.
Your skin undergoes so many changes during pregnancy, it’s important to help cope with them by giving the skin the nourishing care it needs. With the goodness of herbs and natural ingredients, the Himalaya FOR MOMS products are an amazing addition to your daily routine. Not only do they nourish, but also soothe and protect your skin, helping you feel more relaxed and comfortable during this special time. So keep your skin healthy, happy, soft and supple!