I have always had oily skin but when I was pregnant my skin got ridiculously dry. I moved from Hawaii to California at 17 weeks, so the lack of moisture most likely played a part, but dry skin is a symptom of pregnancy. And of course, we can thank the hormones.
If you are experiencing dry skin due to pregnancy (or even if you’re not pregnant), here are some things that can help you.
- Wash your face. Does this really need to be said? Unfortunately, yes it does. There are other reasons not to skip washing your face (like the fact that it ages you more quickly!) but washing your face will get rid of the dead skin, which contributes to skin feeling dry.
- Moisturize. I know. Way too obvious.
- Use skin or bath oils. When I first returned to California two very dear friends of mine took me to lunch and surprised me with gifts. They each bought me their own personal favorite baby/pregnancy items. One of the gifts I received was Owl Skin Beauty Drops, specifically because of the whole pregnancy dry skin issue. This stuff was amazing! Another oil I really like and recommend is REN. You can also put some bath oils in your bath or you can use coconut oil or vitamin e oil.
- Sleep with a humidifier. Adding moisture to the air will help add moisture to your skin.
- Use a hydrating face mask. Not only is this a great way to treat your dry skin but it’s a great way to treat yourself! My favorite brand for masks is GLAMGLOW and I highly recommend their THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Treatnent.
- Drink Water. If you’re pregnant, you should be drinking plenty of water anyway. Staying hydrated will keep your skin hydrated as well. Carry a water bottle with you at all times!
Have you experienced dry skin in pregnancy (or did you)?
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