The pregnancy glow is not a myth, a change in hormones and an increase in blood flow can leave your skin looking brighter and glowing throughout your pregnancy! However these hormonal fluctuations also have their downsides and can wreak havoc on our skin! The worst part is alot of the products that we would normally turn to aren’t always suitable during pregnancy. So here are some of our recommendations to keep your complexion looking beautiful during pregnancy:
Your skin may be drier during pregnancy due to all the hormonal changes, so it is important that you remember to moisturise. Mama Mio’s Gorgeous Glow 3-Step-Set contains a brightening day and night cream that is rich in omegas to fortify and moisturise the skin. It also contains pregnancy-safe Lactic Acid which helps keep skin free of dead cell build-up to reduce breakouts and keep your skin looking bright and sparkling!
Rest (otherwise fake it!)
Rest is vital during pregnancy, particularly as you now need enough energy for two! And a good night’s sleep can do wonders for your complexion however we understand that sleeping during pregnancy can sometimes be easier said than done! Mama Mio have got you covered for those nights when nausea or leg cramps are keeping you wide awake. Our Gorgeous Glow Brightening Eye Serum uses 8 powerful actives to zap the appearance of dark circles and bags, and a soothing Aloe Vera base helps to calm and moisturise so you can preserve your glow.
Cleanse and Exfoliate
Cleansing and exfoliating is an important step to achieving that beautiful, pregnancy glow. An increase in hormones can bring with it an increase oils in the skin, so cleansing and exfoliating regularly keeps your skin clean and fresh.
Our balancing face wash in the Gorgeous Glow 3-Step-Set balances the skin from those hormonal changes, while also providing your skin with a gentle but effective cleanse. Lactic Acid and Tea Tree extract keep hormonal breakouts at bay while antioxidant-rich Green Tea keeps skin looking supple and vibrant.
Exercise helps to remove stress and gets your heart pumping and the increased blood flow will keep you rosy-cheeked and radiant. Plus working up a sweat is also like a mini facial; when your pores dilate the sweat expels any trapped dirt and oil. Just make sure to wash your face afterwards!
Stick to gentle, low impact workouts and make sure to warm up before and cool down when you’re done. Take a look at our 7 Day Prenatal Yoga Challenge for some inspiration.