I am writing”How to look and feel good during Pregnancy” series because somewhere I feel there are lot many women like me who have not taken enough care of themselves both physically and mentally during their pregnancy and after effects are really nasty. Hair thinning , flaking and dry skin are the most common after effects. Mood fluctuations , depression , not feeling confident, feeling vulnerable and anxious are few things which makes them mentally feeble. So this series is about positivity, how to feel and look good during pregnancy,
When you are pregnant, you reflect a special beauty about you that is unparalleled at any other time in your life. Yet pregnancy can be difficult as you anticipate and adjust to the changes in your body. Even though you may be thrilled about being pregnant, you may not be thrilled with the way you look. Your figure, skin, hair and nails may change. You may feel insecure about your appearance. You may feel frustrated by the decision about ” what to wear” or defeated by a limited selection of maternity clothes – often at affordable prices.
But you don’t have to feel anxious or insecure about the way you look. As an Image Consultant I can help you look and feel terrific, even glamorous, if you follow my tips. Gone are the days of secrecy and seclusion surrounding pregnancy. Today, You are encouraged to maintain your usual lifestyle during the maternity months. You can work, exercise, entertain and enjoy until your baby is born.
Being attractively groomed and neatly dresses will help you look and feel terrific. Use your cosmetics and clothes as an outward expression of the beauty developing inside you. I will be giving you tips on four factors :
During pregnancy, hormonal and chemical changes in your body causes changes in your skin. Some changes may please you, others will not. Some women enjoy clear complexion during pregnancy. Other women are plagued with dry, flaking skin or dry skin and blemishes. However , neglect can aggravate skin problems during pregnancy. Good care includes Cleansing removes surface oil, stale oil, perspiration and bacteria that accumulate during the day. A good cleansing agent is gentle, non irritating, easily removed and economical ;Thinning stimulates circulation and removes buildup of dead, dry skin cells that can clog pores and cause skin to appear coarse, rough and blotchy. During pregnancy skin may change, and thinning may be necessary to keep skin clean and healthy looking ; Toning ,Toners remove tracers of soil or cleanser, dry up blemishes, stimulates blood flow to the skin;s surface and soothe and cool the skin ;Moisturizing creams and lotions replace natural surface oils removed in the cleansing process. They seal in body moisture, make Skin feel smooth and provide a film to protect skin from he environment. they also serve as a good foundation for makeup to follow.
Most women are pleased that they are pregnant and it shows. Their faces reflect and radiate the excitement, happiness and hope they feel. Even if your energy level is low or your skin is blotchy, makeup can enhance your glow. It is important during pregnancy to maintain your normal routine, including a daily makeup routine. Plan time for yourself each day. The finished effect will give you a lift to last all day long.
Hair problems during pregnancy may be abused or complicated by neglect or mistreatment. Whether you have problems or a beautiful head of hear, practice good hair care while you go through the change of pregnancy. A regular routine like brushing ,washing and conditioning. With care, beautiful hair can be one of your finest assets.
As you get used to the idea of being pregnant, your thoughts turn to maternity clothes. If you are aware about the changes in your body, you can plan for clothes to help you look and feel your best. Maternity clothes should not restrict you, they must allow for good circulation and accommodate your growing body.
Pregnancy is exciting, with a new life growing inside you, you are probably anticipating the first feeling of movements. You may be wondering what your baby will look like. These and other fascinating sensations combine to make pregnancy a wonderful experience to enjoy.
During the first trimester, you will notice many changes in your body and not all of them are what you expected. Your skin and hair may change. You need to be aware of what adjustment you many need to make as you embark on your first trimester. During the second trimester of pregnancy your body has adapted to change and you will probably begin to feel better. In third trimester you may find difficult to walk gracefully as you carry a 15-pound weight directly in front of your stomach. Yet there are many attractive pregnant women near term who radiate a glowing beauty that come only with pregnancy. So relax and enjoy my tips based on all the three trimester in my next few post which will give you in-depth detailing into all the four factors.
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