Pregnancy Skin Care: Dry skin during pregnancy
The ‘pregnancy glow’ is a term used to describe an expectant woman’s healthy, flushed complexion, brought on by a rush of new hormones and excitement for their impending arrival. However, this can be far from reality and many women often find themselves dealing with a host of new concerns such as skin dryness. If this sounds familiar, read on to discover how to safely prevent and treat skin dryness during pregnancy.
Causes of dry skin during pregnancy
During pregnancy, the body takes vital resources needed to help the baby grow and develop properly. This includes water, and so the majority of the water you drink will go to the baby first, leaving you with what’s left – causing the skin to become dry and you to feel slightly more dehydrated than normal.
How pregnant women can prevent dry skin
You can help prevent the skin from drying out during pregnancy by eating water-rich foods such as fruits, nuts and vegetables. These kinds of watery foods are absorbed quickly into the body to help you stay hydrated. You should also ensure you are drinking plenty of water (around two litres) throughout the day.