Pregnancy hormones take no prisoners. Your feet and legs can swell, you can develop acne on skin that has never had a blemish and you may never get that “pregnancy glow”. If you are feeling nauseous or vomiting 24/7 you will do anything to feel that little bit better. Although you may be exhausted and reluctant to begin with, pampering yourself may be just what you need.
Pregnancy hormones take no prisoners. Your feet and legs can swell, you can develop acne on skin that has never had a blemish and you may never get that “pregnancy glow”.
If you are feeling nauseous or vomiting 24/7 you will do anything to feel that little bit better. Although you may be exhausted and reluctant to begin with, pampering yourself may be just what you need.
Natural products are a fantastic source to use for anyone, but even more so if you are now pampering for two. Especially if you are still suffering from nausea, unscented and natural is the way to go!
Soothe Itchy Skin With Porridge Oats
You are stretched, stressed and intensely itchy skin will need some soothing. And what better than the super gentle yet effective oatmeal. Take a cup of 100% non-flavoured organic oatmeal. Grind it into a fine powder, and pack it into a muslin tea bag. Drop the bag in running hot water, soak and relax. It will soothe any inflammation and make your skin soft.
Treat Yourself To Lavender Foot Soak
Towards the end of your third trimester, your feet can take some major beating, thanks to the added baby weight. A foot soak or massage
for the swollen feet can feel like magic. Fill a basin with hot water and add five drops of lavender oil to it. Soak your feet in the solution for ten minutes. It will not only boost blood circulation but also relieve stress.
Rosehip Oil For Stretch Marks
Stretch marks are an inevitable part of pregnancy
. While there is no cure to permanently wipe out the marks, there are still things you can do to reduce them. An application of rosehip oil twice a day during pregnancy is known to reduce stretch marks by 43% and scarring up to 41%.
Spray Cold Water To Keep It Cool
Core body temperature of a pregnant woman tends to be higher than normal people, which can be especially taxing during the sweltering heat of summer. Keep a spray bottle of cold water handy, and every time you feel your body temperature spiralling out of control, simply spritz some water to cool it down.
Raw Potato To Relieve Tired Eyes
Tired puffy eyes with dark under eye circles is a by-product of pregnancy. Rather than opting for standard cucumber slices, try potato slices instead. They are far more effective and soothe eyes, instantly. Simply cut some slices and place them on your fatigued eyes and let it work its magic.
Go Sulphate Free
Sulphate shampoos and conditioners are a big no-no during pregnancy. Remember, all natural ingredients. Regular mayonnaise can work as an exceptional conditioner. And to keep your scalp clean try a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. It will bring far better results than your sulphate-based shampoos ever can.
Use Coconut Oil To Remove Makeup
There are quite a few chemicals in cleansers that are not recommended during pregnancy. Coconut oil
will work gently to remove makeup while nourishing your skin to keep it supple.