Let’s face it. pregnancy can wreak havoc on your hair, skin and face. While some women get that beautiful pregnancy glow, others are not so lucky and end up with dry, itchy skin and sometimes even acne. Hair can also start to change once you’re pregnant, some women start to lose hair and others see a brand new shine or thickness. No matter how your body is affected by pregnancy one thing is for sure, you will see some changes. Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful experiences a woman goes through, so with the help of some beauty experts, we want to help you enjoy it!
Below are a few tips and trick for taking care of what’s on the outside while that precious baby grows inside.
How does pregnancy affect hair?
Depending on the woman some experience oilier hair, while others battle dryness. Thinning hair is also very common during and these differences can be due to hormone changes or the stress that accompanies pregnancy. To maintain healthy hair, Dr. Lefkowicz, Head & Shoulders’ global dermatologist recommends a well-balanced diet and making sure moms-to-be get all necessary nutrients.
Savvy Sassy Tip: Switch up your shampoo and conditioner to accomodate what is happening. Teca Lewellyn, P&G Beauty Scientist says, “If hair tends to get dry, switch to a moisturizing shampoo, or if it becomes curly, try switching to a curls shampoo. Just pay attention to how your hair changes and work with it.”
If you find that hair becomes dry with pregnancy try Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Care Shampoo and Conditioner, which contains almond oil to help the skin maintain moisture. This system helps to create manageable hair that is protected and ready for your daily styling routine.
What does pregnancy do to skin?
Some women won’t see any noticeable effects during their pregnancy. Lucky for them! However, many experience several changes in the skin including dryness, itchiness, acne and those dreaded stretch marks. P&G Beauty Scientist Rosemarie Osborne indicates that many of these effects will resolve at childbirth.
In the meantime, find products that work with your changing skin type. Keep dry legs looking silky smooth with the Venus & Olay Razor. The five blades combined with Olay Moisture Bars help lock-in moisture for less dryness and a smooth shave.
What is the Pregnancy Mask?
This is a common issue that many pregnant women experience and it is called chloasma. It manifests as muddy brown patches that are typically symmetrically distributed on the face (cheeks, forehead, nose, chin, etc.). If this happens, Dr. Lefkowicz recommends careful sun avoidance and protection since UV exposure will make it worse.
To help keep your facial skin looking great from pregnancy and beyond, try Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream. This “super cream” helps to restore the volume and shape of the skin’s surface cells smoothing the skin and restoring elasticity. (I use these at night an I’m not even pregnant)
How can I achieve an effortless look with limited time?
Being pregnant doesn’t mean you have to totally let yourself go. There are some easy ways to make yourself look and feel great without spending a lot. Celebrity Makeup Artist Jake Bailey recommends COVERGIRL + Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation because it is easy to apply and contains Olay serums that keeps the foundation from drying. You can apply a full face of liquid foundation in less than 30 seconds if you rub a dime size dollop between your palms and blend over your face and neck thoroughly the same way you would apply a lotion. These liquid foundations are perfect because they still allow some of that new mom glow to shine through.
Soft and Silky Lips – Nothing is worse than chapped, dried or cracked lips. Every Mama-to-be needs a few lip glosses on hand to survive these 9 months. I love the COVERGIRL Nature Luxe Gloss Lip Balm. Why? Because it isn’t sticky and looks very natural with the perfect amount of shine. It also has SPF15. For best results, pick a shade that is one shade brighter than your natural lip color.
Wake up your Eyes! Lastly, curl your lashes and apply a rich black mascara. If you still have time, smudge a tiny bit of cream or liquid shadow into your lash line using your fingertip and voilà – a beautiful, fuss-free look in a fraction of the time. I love the COVERGIRL Nature Luxe Mascara because it goes on super smooth and isn’t heavy or too dramatic.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post however all of my savvy thoughts and sassy opinions are my own. I have tried 6 out of 7 of the products listed here. I share these expert tips and suggestions with you because they are honest, helpful and true.