How to Glow Like Hollywood’s Hottest Moms-to-Be!
We’ve got great tips on looking your best during your pregnancy.
-Alexis Wolfer, TheBeautyBean.com
From Beyonce to Jessica Simpson to Hilary Duff, it seems that everyone in Tinseltown is preggers right now. If these Hollywood heavyweights can teach us anything, beside the perks of personal trainers, it’s that pregnancy doesn’t have to be about frumpy fashion and a beauty routine that goes down the drain. Sure, pregnancy can leave you exhausted, swollen, bloated and more pimple-prone than a teenage boy, but fret not! Celebs who are expecting don’t give up their glamour–and neither do you!
Get The Glow
Wondering why the so-called pregnancy glow seems to have passed you over? Unfortunately, just as many women who exude radiance for 9 months, there are tons who deal with out of control hormonal acne. You want to take care it, but harsh skincare products can permeate the skin barrier, thus exposing your unborn baby to dangerous chemicals. A simple and healthy trick is to us, organic, full-fat plain Greek yogurt. Just apply a thin layer over your face, as needed, to gently exfoliate, soothe, reduce redness, improve texture, moisturize and improve radiance.
Stop Stretch Marks
Stretch marks are not inevitable. Have you see Heidi Klum in a bikini lately?! They’re most often caused by growing too quickly, although genetics certainly plays a role so feel free to blame your mom for this too! To keep stretch marks at bay, try to gain weight slowly and consistently throughout your pregnancy so your skin has a chance to adjust. You can also promote skin elasticity by eating a diet rich in Vitamin C, drink lots of fluids, moisturize with cocoa butter and take care of yourself. After the baby is born, you can use stretch mark healing creams and treatments or prescription Retin-A products.
Soothe Swollen Feet
If you thought that the one part of your wardrobe you’d be able to confidently rock all pregnancy long would be your shoe collection, think again. Between swollen ankles and sore soles, not only may you find your feet aching, but you also may find yourself outgrowing your shoes. Too keep swelling at bay increase circulation with foot massages, brisk walks and by drinking lots of fluids. You can also soak your feet regularly in warm water spiked with essential oils to promote relaxation, circulation and calmness.
Touch Up Tresses
There are a lot of chemicals used in hair dye, but there aren’t any well-designed studies that have found any direct link to birth defects or childhood cancers. That said, err on the side of caution and wait until the second or third trimester, when most of baby’s major organs have finished developing, to color your hair or opt for highlights instead of single-process color. Highlights don’t come in contact with your scalp, so they’re safer for mommys-to-be. Lucky for you, ombré highlights are on-trend; this makes it the perfect pregnancy look for fashionable hair and a healthy baby.
You may be avoiding the camera, but there’s no need to avoid the getting your photo taken as long as you know how to pose perfectly with red carpet tested tips. The number one key: angle your body to the side to show off you belly! If you’re wearing something form fitting, great! If not, be sure to cradle your stomach to show the definition. This is a time to show off those lady-like curves so rock the cleavage too!
Alexis Wolfer is the CEO and founder of TheBeautyBean. The site focuses on inner beauty and health.