How to Feel and Look Good during Pregnancy- Series -Tips from an Image Consultant

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 :

SKIN CARE

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.

MAKE UP

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 CARE

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.

DRESSING

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.

Stay tuned………

This blog post is part of the blog challenge #BlogaberryDazzle hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla, happily sponsored by RRE STUDIOS and SHOWCASE EVENTS

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@SwatiMathur

49 Replies to “How to Feel and Look Good during Pregnancy- Series -Tips from an Image Consultant”

  1. Thats a wonderful series. It is very much needed. Pregnancy is a beautiful phase in every woman’d life but self-image is something she struggles with. I am not looking good, I have put on so much of weight, I look bulky are very common emotions and thoughts that come and go. But I feel, when she is glowing naturally and having the best skin, nails, and hair then she should think of grooming them even more. After all when she is happy then only her baby will be happy:)

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  2. Pregnancy is beautiful but taking care of yourself during this phase is very important. My bestie is pregnant, I’ll share it with her, I hope it will help her!

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  3. yes pregnancy is beautiful phase of any woman’s life but it brings lots of physical, mental and emotional changes. and it is very important to take care of each aspect. specially the skin and hair got affected so much due to hormonal changes and taking proper care is only thing to maintain it. looking forward to next post dear. indeed a great series.

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  4. During pregnancy our body goes through a lot of physical and emotional changes. How I wished I could get to read all this during my pregnancy! But yes, things have not changed yet. As a mother I still find these tips useful. I believe yes, taking care of yourself, your looks and way of dressing really helps you keep sane and at the same time enhances your confidence. I personally feel more productive as it makes me feel happy and positive. Good post.

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  5. Pregnancy is a beautiful phase and I completely believe that every women deserves to be happy and pampered during these days. As a recent mom who has just delivered, I can agree on all those golden pointers. It’s very important to have a skin and hair care routine, dress up, do things we love and have that confidence and feel good factor. After all, a happy mom is what the child needs too

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  6. Pregnancy makes you glow is what I have always heard but when it actually happens you feel anything but glowing! Your article is written aptly and will help many moms to be to feel the pregnancy glow in the right term.

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  7. Pregnancy can literally take a toll on your health and beauty. The hormones act up but new mothers often ignore themselves and prioritise the baby and family over themselves. u have focused on all the points and made sure that new mothers take little steps to feeel good.

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  8. Pregnancy is a beautiful journey. Taking care of yourself is really important during this time. I will share this with expecting moms. Really useful tips.

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  9. These are great tips. I am sure they would be useful for pregnant women. You are right, gone are the days of keeping everything under wraps for fear of the evil eye. It is a phase to be celebrated.

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  10. Pregnancy is a beautiful journey. Self care is important during this time to look and feel good. Very useful tips I will share this with expecting moms I know.

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  11. Great series! It is very important for every expecting woman to feel good not only from inside but from outside also. During pregnancy many women keep the thoughts of their outer look on back burner, like comfortable dress, skin and hair care as you mentioned above . They do keep an eye on their daily meals, regular walk, medicines everything but when it comes to their appearance they easily chose to ignore. Wonderful tips shared by you for all the expecting woman.

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  12. This is such an amazing guide for the preggers or would be mommy’s . Each one has a different experience of this journey.. but im sure along with the baby inside , if we do some small things for ourselves ; like taking care of skin , dressing well. It would really make a World of difference.

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  13. I can still remember my pregnancy period, don’t know why my looks were affected, my complexion got dull but yes i never face hair fall problem. Your post is full of information which helps pregnant women in keeping them happy and beautiful.

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  14. This post is motivational to all mommas out there. Due to the overactive hormones, our face changes and it is tough to accept it. This post cold be a nudge in the right direction to motivate them into taking care of themselves.

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  15. Thanks to female celebrities who rock their pregnancy looks, more and more women are now realising that one can and must enjoy this phase. Loved this idea and your post. I got a facial and hair spa in my 8th month and know how relaxing it feels!

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  16. Pregnancy is a beautiful phase but only up till the second trimester. After that its more like a. Frustrating phase that needs to end. A small change like appropriate, comfortable outfits or a little make up can be enough to silent the raging hormones

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  17. Ha ha your post reminded me of my first pregnancy. I was always prone to acne so when I got pregnant I waited anxiously for the pregnancy glow! Instead all I got was even more acne!

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  18. This is such a wonderful post, these tips will help a lot of women to feel good about their bodies and themselves during pregnancy. I actually felt beautiful during my pregnancy time, my skin was glowing and I didn’t face any hair problems, it was such an amazing time except for the usual discomfort.

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  19. Accepting the body and emotional changes can get tricky at times due to hormonal changes. Your post will help many woman who are going through the changes and look for upliftment through dressing and makeup. Looking forward to your series.

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  20. Wonderful post. All through my pregnancy I had lost a lot of weight and my skin turned super super dull. It took months after delivery to get the glow back. You have shared some useful tips in this post that can help new mamas.

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  21. One of the beautiful phase of women and care during pregnancy is really important to stay positive and healthy it was good reading definitely going to share this with my sister she is much in need.

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  22. Pregnancy is a time to enjoy and make the most of it. The pointers mentioned to dress up, take self care, do makeup and hair go a long way for a mum-to-be by not only making her feel good but also by keeping the mood swings at bay.

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  23. It’s very common for pregnant women to give up on their looks due to weight gain and the “forever tired” feeling. But I feel it’s the time of life when women are the most happiest and should look and feel georgeous too so yes taking care of oneself in appearance and clothes is very much a “must do” in pregnancy

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  24. When you are pregnant, it brings so many emotions and mood swings and I agree that if you take care of your favorite things like makeup and dressing up, it will make you feel so happy. I am sure this is going to help new to be mommies.

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  25. Lovely read and quite a positive one for pregnant moms. Yes there are many changes that happen during pregnancy but dressing right & taking proper care of hair can elate mood.

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  26. This is a very nice article that any expecting woman will find helpful. Nowadays availability of wonderful maternity wear enables us to remain very well dressed during pregnancy too.

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