Anyone who is going through pregnancy will know that it can be the best of times and the worst of times. One day you’ll feel fantastic and ready to take on the world, the next you could be clinging to the toilet bowl until teatime.
This can make choosing your pregnancy make-up tricky. Especially as different hormones begin to affect your body in different ways. However it is possible to adjust your make-up and beauty routine to complement your changing body and look great even if you don’t feel that way.
Make the most of your glow
During your pregnancy you’ll probably have a lot of people telling you you’re glowing. And though some may simply attribute this to excitement about the upcoming birth there is actually a scientific reason for it.
During your pregnancy the amount of blood in your body will increase giving you rosier cheeks and a healthier look. Your skin will also produce more oil, adding to the impression that you’re glowing.
To make the most of your glow, try to keep make-up simple. The increased oil in your skin can make eye shadow and foundation uneven, so if you can, just stick to the basics. A good lengthening mascara and bright lipstick will help accentuate your look without making you feel overdone.
Coping with hormones
Pregnancy hormones can do all sorts of things to your skin that will probably vary throughout your pregnancy. A common affect is increased pigmentation in your skin making it patchy and uneven. To combat this you may need to try out some new makeup ideas.
If you've got some darker patches, try mixing bronzer and moisturiser together for an all-over even tone or use a powder-based foundation for uniform coverage.
If you're concerned about the amount of chemicals you're applying to your skin, you can cut them out altogether and go organic. You can find lots of great products for health and beauty regimes evaluated and reviewed in magazines and online collections such as Beauty Recommended. Many are now just as good, if not better, than mainstream products so your choice is not limited.
During your pregnancy, your baby will probably become the most important thing in the world, however this doesn’t mean that your needs aren’t as important. Taking the time to make yourself feel good can make you feel more relaxed, happier and ready to take on the world.