6 ways of keeping your skin from drying out during pregnancy

6 ways of keeping your skin from drying out during pregnancy

18 May 2022 | 2 min Read


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Dry skin is one of the most meager struggles of pregnancy. A good treatment can cure you of this discomfort with ease. Try not to ignore the importance of healthy skin, as it might attract a number of long-term skin damages. A simple moisturizing routine can help reduce the ill effects of dry skin.

These tips are easy to follow home remedies that can help you get rid of the dry skin while accentuating the pregnancy glow.

1. Vitamin E oil

This is one of the most advised solutions to dry skin and stretch marks. A regular use of this oil will surely help you avoid the itchy and dry skin.  

2. Yogurt

Yogurt is known for its moisturizing content that will bring out a supple glow on your skin. Gently rub yogurt on the affected area once a day to get the needed results.

3. Limit your bath time

Taking a long warm shower no doubt soothes the aches and pains of the day, but it also dries out your skin immensely. Avoid taking too long a bath. Make it short while cleansing every part of your body thoroughly. While taking a bath, use soaps that moisturize your skin instead of drying it out even more.

4. Avoid steam

Streams can help exfoliate your skin, but it has an adverse effect of drying out the skin. Avoid streams at least during pregnancy. Your skin becomes extremely sensitive during this time and taking a steam makes matters worse.

5. No peels and scrubs

Peels and scrubs are advised for normal skin at least once in two weeks. But, in the case of a pregnant woman, their skin is extremely sensitive to any drying agent. Peels and scrubs tend to dry out the skin. Since your skin is already itchy and dry, this will only aggravate the dryness. Avoid these methods of getting your face cleaned up. Instead, use a mask with honey and curd to retain the moisture in the skin.

6. Drink water

This is an obvious solution to your dry skin, but often times, this vital element is avoided. Hydrating your body during pregnancy not only keeps you healthy inside out it but ensures your child is well-hydrated. Drinking an adequate amount of water accompanied with a good moisturizer will give you evident results.



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