BRILLIANT PROSPECTS: HEALTHY SKIN AND HAIR WITH SIMPLE BEAUTY RECIPES
Many future mothers have the so-called Baby Glow and are naturally radiant. But since many physiological processes undergo changes during pregnancy, it’s possible that skin and hair lose their natural balance. We have the remedy!
Future mothers often have to deal with dry, itchy skin. The causes are increased water retention, a changing hormonal balance and increased skin tension as the baby bump grows. What to do? Use creams, creams and more creams. Those containing moisturizers such as hyaluronic acid, urea or aloe vera are ideal.
Another good idea is homemade cosmetics! For many simple and effective recipe, you only need a few ingredients that you can find at the your nearest Lidl outlet. For example, a bath with a litre of fresh milk and five tablespoons of olive oil immediately soothes itching. After bathing, blot skin dry so as not to remove the protective film formed.
Prevent stretch marks: creams, brushing, massages
The connective tissues of the abdomen, hips and breasts are subjected to a lot of stress during pregnancy. To help avoid the formation of stretch marks and contribute to the health of your skin you can try these steps:
Wear comfortable bras that fit properly;
Take care of your skin with a quality oil to keep it supple. If you like, give yourself a massage when you apply the cream: just use a dry brush or gently pull the skin with two fingers and "knead" it gently;
Eat a healthy and varied diet. Rapid weight gain may encourage the formation of stretch marks. A light resistance sports activity is also good: the more your muscles continue to work, the better for the connective tissues.
Blemishes in pregnancy: the return of the adolescent nightmare
Some pregnant women feel like they are back in adolescence with blemishes on the face, back and chest. The cause is androgens, or male hormones that lead to increased production of sebum. If you have problems with skin impurities, you should modify your skin care regimen during pregnancy. Clean problem spots twice daily with a neutral pH lotion and apply a non-greasy cream. A gentle scrub twice a week can also prevent pore blockage. Acne products containing substances such as salicylic acid or vitamin A are to be absolutely avoided because they can harm the unborn baby. If your skin has gone crazy, calm it down a little with a homemade mask: mix clay in warm water and add three drops of melaleuca (tea tree). The mask has antibacterial and soothing action on the skin.
Hair loss during pregnancy: hamburgers and beans to the rescue
Due to hormonal upheaval, many pregnant women have particularly shiny and thick hair. Unfortunately, there are also some exceptions. It can also happen that hair thins or falls out. If you suffer from hair loss during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, talk to your gynaecologist. You may have an iron deficiency, which can happen easily, since pregnant women and nursing women need more iron than normal. Make sure you consume many foods containing iron, for example, meat (like a hamburger every now and then), whole grains, beans, valerian or spinach.
If you want to do something for your hair, you can try a homemade mask. Here too you will find all the ingredients at your nearest Lidl store. Just mix two tablespoons of liquid honey with 3 tablespoons of olive oil and heat the mixture for about 30 seconds in the microwave. The heat causes the active ingredients to be absorbed particularly well. Massage the mixture from scalp to ends and rinse thoroughly after about 30 minutes. Honey helps maintain hydration of the hair, strengthens roots and combats hair loss. Its delicate perfume will remind you a flowery meadow full of hardworking bees.