Looking Good During Pregnancy

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Now that you know you are pregnant, you are embarking on one of the happiest phase in a couple’s life. And yet it is also a physiological burden on the mother’s body as the body goes through innumerable changes which manifest in poor skin and falling hair apart from a different shape of the body.

While taking care of the new life is imperative, taking care of yourself and looking good is equally important for a positive attitude and high self esteem.

  • Keep it simple: Comfortable clothes with clean cuts and smaller patterns look good during this time. Use solid colours and avoid over accessorizing. Invest in a good pair of maternity jeans.
  • Watch your posture: An incorrect and slouchy posture not just looks bad but also causes back strain. Walk straight consciously.
  • Invest in good comfortable shoes: There may be a slight increase in the shoe size too.
  • Exercise regularly: Keep your body healthy and prepare for childbirth but do consult your doctor regarding the best suitable exercises for you
  • Eat well: Eat a balanced diet and include a lot of fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, beans and dairy. Avoid processed and packed food
  • Make water your best friend: It keeps your skin looking fresh and radiant and flushes toxins from your body
  • Stay happy and calm: Enjoy your hobbies, read books, listen to music and meditate as per your interest


If you are lucky, thick shiny hair could be a bonus of pregnancy, but sometimes greasy hair becomes oilier while dry hair gets even more brittle. There may be hair fall too while facial and body hair tends to darken.

  • If the hair is dry and brittle, use a mild shampoo and a good conditioner and stop yourself from rigorous brushing.
  • Wash oily hair often to keep it shiny
  • Avoid chemical treatments as far as possible
  • Transform your hairstyle as per your changing body by trying new hairstyles and fashionable accessories.

Skin Texture

Normally skin texture improves during pregnancy, however sometimes the skin becomes dry or greasy or even spotty.

  • Clean the skin thoroughly. Moisture it if it is too dry and add a few drops of oil in the bath. Use as little soap as possible.
  • Use subtle shades to give a natural glow and use a concealer to avoid dark circles. When using make up, please make sure the product is mercury and lead free.

Skin Color

Skin pigmentation is a common occurrence during pregnancy while moles and birthmarks darken and grow in size. A brown line appears on the stomach and a brownish patch could develop across the face and neck.

  • Avoid strong sunlight as that tends to make the pigmentation worse
  • Always use a sunscreen with a strong filter
  • Do not bleach your face
  •  Don’t stress or worry because most of these will disappear after pregnancy
  • Sleep and rest as much as possible


The nails may split and break more easily so wear gloves while doing household chores. A diet rich in vitamin E makes the nails strong so focus on a nutritious diet.

Stay happy, relaxed and calm and enjoy this beautiful period in your life.

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Reasons And Protection

Skin care is a method which improves the integrity of the skin,
improves the skin appearance and resolves the skin problems.
A well balanced diet, refraining from sun exposure and moisturizing the
skin improves the skin texture.

Skin Care

Skin Care by Famhealth

Modern skin care methods include use of cosmetics, botulinum, exfoliation, fillers, laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion, peels, and retinol therapy.

Skin care is recommended daily to deal with oily and dry skin. Also, skin care is recommended to prevent dermatitis and skin injuries.

Dermatology and cosmetology work side by side to treat and enhance the skin problems. Dermatology is healthcare profession which aims to diagnose, cure, mitigate, treat, or prevent skin diseases.

Skin care has less medical intervention and includes non-physician professionals.

Some of the key methods which one must practice for skin care include:

Protect yourself from the sun

A prolonged and lifetime skin exposure can result in wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems and even skin cancer.

One must use apply sunscreen to prevent hazardous effects of the sun

Use sunscreen. Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Apply sunscreen after 2 hours especially if you are sweating or swimming in sun.

Stay away from sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun’s rays are at its peak.

Cover yourself with proper clothing

Use tightly woven long-sleeved shirts, long pants and wide-brimmed hats. In market look for clothes which can protect from harmful UV rays

 Quit smoking

Smoking heavily contributes in making the skin look older and contributes to wrinkles. Smoking constricts the blood vessels on the superficial part of skin, which decreases blood flow and makes skin paler. This also depletes the skin of oxygen and nutrients that are important to skin health.

Smoking also damages collagen and elastin — the fibers that give your skin strength and elasticity. In addition, the repetitive facial expressions you make when smoking — such as pursing your lips when inhaling and squinting your eyes to keep out smoke — can contribute to wrinkles.

In addition, smoking increases your risk of Squamous cell skin cancer. If you smoke, the best way to protect your skin is to quit. Ask your doctor for tips or treatments to help you stop smoking.

Gently care for your skin

Do not cleanse or shave your skin on daily basis as it can have harmful effects on your skin.  Some tips to keep your skin cool are:

  • Restrict bath time. As it depletes essential oils from your skin. Avoid hot water and prefer lukewarm water.
  • Say no to harsh soaps. They also remove oil from your skin. Use gentle soaps.
  • Shave carefully. To protect and lubricate your skin, apply shaving cream, lotion or gel before shaving. For the closest shave, use a clean, sharp razor. Shave in the direction the hair grows, not against it.
  • Do not rub your skin after bath rather pat dry after a wash
  • Daily moisturize your skin

Eat well balanced diet

Consume foods rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. The correlation between diet and acne isn’t clear — but some research suggests that a diet rich in fish oil or fish oil supplements and low in unhealthy fats and processed or refined carbohydrates removes acne and makes the skin appear youthful. Drinking plenty of water helps keep your skin hydrated.

Use stress busters

Keep stress a bay, as stress can damage your skin in the form of acne. Enjoy good sleep and try to manage stress by methods like exercise, yoga and meditation.

Your skin is a mirror of your internal health. Try to maintain a good lifestyle so as to make your skin ever glowing and radiant.

Skin care in elderly and children

Skin in both elderly and children are fragile and prone to infections. The best tip of skin care in both is to keep the skin clean and free from infections.

A regular skin cleaning and moisturizing the skin in both children and elderly can produce immense benefits.