When you are pregnant, extra blood flows through your face and combined with fluids, you are said to have a pregnancy glow. But if you are throwing up, have sensitive skin or getting breakouts, as is also common during pregnancy, you might find yourself wondering when you’ll get the glow.
You can fake it with these tips for getting that pregnancy glow:
Step 1 – The Start
The first place to start is on the inside, drinking 8 – 10 glasses of water a day will do wonders for clearing your skin and helping to flush out water retention too. A good prenatal vitamin combined with a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruit, vegetables and omega rich foods will help too.
Step 2 – The Cleanser
Whether you suffer from dry, normal or oily skin its important to wash your face thoroughly twice a day. Using a gentle exfoliater to remove dead skin cells and improve circulation, banishing dull skin for good.
For best results apply in circular motions with your fingertips and rinse off with lukewarm water. Patting rather than rubbing your face dry can also help prevent blotchy skin and spider veins as you’re less likely to break the tiny capillaries that sit just under the surface of your skin.
Step 3 – The Moisturizer
Using a good moisturizer after cleansing is a must for gorgeous glowing skin. Massaging a fragrance free, sensitive moisturizer into your face and neck will really help to give your complexion a lift without irritating your skin. If possible it’s best to go for a moisturizer that contains an SPF factor to protect your skin against the sun’s harmful rays especially as this can also help to reduce the likelihood of chloasma (brown patches) developing.
Step 4 – The Base
Blend a light base into your skin with your fingertips. It’s specially designed to conceal dark circles and skin imperfections with minimal effort so you needn’t spend hours blending for that flawless finish. Tinted moisturizers and foundations containing light reflecting particles are also great for giving that dewy, smooth finish we all wish we had naturally.