Skin care during pregnancy is so important for your growing baby bump. Congratulations on one of the most exciting moments of your life! Having a baby is such a joy and a pleasure.
Pregnancy is a beautiful time in a woman’s life, however your skin can also find this time challenging. A baby bump is absolutely beautiful. You are creating a life! As your body changes, baby grows and your baby bump gets bigger, your skin gets stretched, causing itching, discomfort, and the appearance of stretch marks. Have no fear! There are several ways you can take extra good care of your skin throughout your pregnancy, both to alleviate discomfort and to prevent long-lasting damage.
In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best ways to take care of your stretching skin while pregnant, and some products you can use during pregnancy. We’ll also touch on how to show off your baby bump and skin in a tasteful way during maternity sessions, at Casey McMinn Photography, an Atlanta-based portrait studio, with a high end experience you’ll absolutely love!
Hydration is key | Skin Care During Pregnancy
One of the most important things you can do for your skin during pregnancy is to stay hydrated. Drinking enough water ensures that your skin stays super healthy, reducing the risk of dryness, itching, and stretch marks. Make sure to drink at least eight cups of water a day. A refillable water bottle that you can carry with you makes drinking on the go pure ease!
Body wash that’s easy on the skin
During pregnancy you’ll want to use a moisturizing body wash that’s gentle, to avoid irritating your skin further. Look for products that are free of harsh chemicals and fragrances and contain ingredients like shea butter or cocoa butter, which can help soothe and hydrate your skin. One great option is the Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash, which is hypoallergenic and free of parabens and sulfates.
Creams and oils for stretch marks | Skin Care During Pregnancy
Stretch mark creams and oils can help prevent or reduce the appearance of stretch marks during pregnancy. You can boost your skin’s elasticity and resilience by using products that contain ingredients like vitamin E, collagen, or retinol. A popular option is the Bio-Oil Skincare Oil, which has been clinically proven to improve the appearance of stretch marks, scars, and uneven skin tone.
Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing
During pregnancy, it’s essential to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that won’t irritate your skin or restrict your movements. You’ll also appreciate feeling more comfortable all around as pregnancy can take a toll on the body. Wearing comfy clothes will feel so much better! Avoid tight-fitting clothes and opt for breathable, natural fabrics like cotton or linen. Even a simple stretchy fabric dress is a great option. Take a look at some maternity clothing stores and purchase some of your favorite pieces. You’ll love not having to squeeze into your pre pregnancy clothing. Comfort is key!
Sunscreen is your friend!
Pregnancy can increase your risk of sunburn and skin damage, so it’s crucial to wear sunscreen daily. Look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and apply it liberally to any exposed skin. A great option is the EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen, which is oil-free, non-comedogenic, and perfect for sensitive skin.
Maternity Sessions at Casey McMinn Photography
If you’re looking to show off your baby bump and skin in a tasteful way during your pregnancy, you’ll definitely want to book a maternity session with Casey McMinn Photography. Casey is a maternity and newborn photographer who specializes in printed artwork for your home, and she can help you capture this special time in your life. During your session, Casey will work with you to create a relaxed, comfortable environment where you can feel confident and beautiful. She’ll help you choose outfits that showcase your bump and make you feel your best, and she’ll use her expertise to capture stunning photos that you’ll treasure for years to come.
We are located at 1501 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA 30062 suite 104
We only take a certain amount of maternity sessions each month. To ensure availability be sure to contact us no later than your 20 week mark to get on our calendar for your maternity session, which will take place between 30 – 36 weeks of pregnancy. INQUIRE HERE