Skin Care for Pregnant Women

When a woman becomes pregnant for the first time, she is literally in awe. After all, she and her significant other have joined together to create a life, and that life – their son or daughter – is now growing within her. Obviously, the woman has to pay attention to her lifestyle, and make all necessary changes in order to protect the baby.

This also becomes an issue with skin care, particularly when it comes to stretch marks. In the last few months of pregnancy, the baby grows rapidly, and the mother's skin stretches beyond its normal capacity in order to be accommodating. For mothers who did not enact any form of skin care, stretch marks often become the result.

In order to effectively combat stretch marks, right from the beginning of her pregnancy the woman must incorporate cocoa butter into her daily skin care regime. At night (and in the morning too if possible) the expectant mother must gently rub the cocoa butter (which is a lotion that is available in many skin care products) into the skin of her belly. This will nourish the skin, and thus prevent stretch marks.

That being said, it is also important to only use skin products that have natural ingredients in them throughout the pregnancy, and even afterwards if the mother is breastfeeding. Luckily, there are many natural products available. So, in order to have healthy, glowing skin throughout the pregnancy and beyond, the woman should drink lots of water, and, above all things, stay stress free!

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