You need to take care of your appearance when you’re pregnant! Stressing out over it won’t help you or your baby. Most pregnant mums eventually reach a stage where we wake up in the morning and our facial skin just looks terrible. (If you’re still getting pregnancy glow, hooray!) On some bad days, you might even think that it’s too difficult to take care of your facial skin during pregnancy.
You should try to avoid having that mindset! While facial skin problems affect almost everyone, taking good care of your facial skin will help you relax and feel more confident about your pregnancy.
Read on to find out more about why most pregnant women encounter facial skin problems, and learn about a great solution that we have for you.
1. Hormone changes are affecting your facial skin
Pregnancy is a period when loads of hormonal changes occur. These hormones don’t just limit their effect to morning sickness or bad breath, unfortunately. They can affect your skin too!
Hormones can modify your skin pigmentation. It’s actually so common that between 60% – 90% of mums experience some change in the colour of their skin!
Try not to panic or worry about it. Hormone changes are normal, and this is just part of a mother’s journey 🙂
2. It could be melasma
Melasma – also known as pregnancy mask – is a pigmentation condition which causes discoloured patches of skin to appear on your face. You’ll normally encounter melasma around your nose, forehead and cheeks.
Unfortunately, doctors don’t seem to know the exact cause of melasma during pregnancy. However, most sources point to hormones, sun exposure and using unsafe skincare products as the root cause of melasma.
You can’t dodge hormones, but you can change your habits! Firstly, make sure that you use skincare products that are safe for your sensitive skin. Secondly, you’ll want to avoid intense sun exposure. When you’re going outdoors, apply a light mineral sunscreen to protect your face.
3. Your facial skin isn’t getting enough love and care
Pregnancy is really tiring, and most of us forget to care about our facial skin at some point. If you’re currently in the first trimester, you might even avoid using skincare products because the aroma might be too much to handle.
While pregnancy takes a toll on your energy, too much neglect can make your skin dull. That’s why it’s important to give it some tender loving care from time to time!
Don’t let facial skin problems ruin your mood. Try to adopt a positive attitude! Pregnancy should be filled with warm and happy memories.
To reduce the risk of facial skin problems, we also developed a face moisturiser, especially for pregnant and nursing mums. Here’s why it’s so great.
Why should you choose Mama’s Choice Daily Protection Face Moisturizer?
- We make all our formulas for pregnant and nursing mums, so it’s safe for you and your baby.
- We use natural ingredients like rice extract to brighten your face and restore your pregnancy glow.
- It’s also a safe mineral sunscreen! Our face moisturiser can protect your skin whenever you go outdoors.
- No parabens, phthalates, chemical sunscreen or other harmful substances. Our face moisturiser is alcohol-free, dermatologically tested and halal-certified! We’ve created a safe and effective sunscreen that we love, but most importantly, other Filipino Mamas love!
How to use it
After washing your face, gently apply a thin and even layer of cream onto your face and neck area. Massage the cream in a circular upward motion to promote good blood circulation. It’s a good idea to use our face moisturiser every morning and night to protect your facial skin.
Get your skin ready for your baby’s soft kisses! Our Mama’s Choice Daily Protection Face Moisturiser is available on Shopee.
Mama's Choice Team
The Mama's Choice PH team is composed of three Mamas who are dedicated to spoiling their little ones with lots of cuddles, playtime and the occasional sweets, of course. <3