This week’s post was a special request for all of those beautiful mama’s-to-be! I was asked for any beauty tips and tricks that are specifically for pregnant women.
This post is near and dear to my heart because my sister, Samira, is expecting her second little bundle of joy this summer! Check out my gorgeous sister in these amazing maternity photos from With Love and Wild Photography (http://www.withloveandwild.com)
(Her makeup was also done by one of Pro Makeup Coach’s Dream Team – Chelsea! You can book with Chelsea or any one of us at Pro Makeup Coach here.)
Here are my top 5 beauty tips for pregnant women:
1. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
Keeping your skin hydrated is key throughout your entire pregnancy (I believe this is key whether you are pregnant or not)! Drink lots of water and try using coconut oil or shea butter for an all-natural alternative to a moisturizer. Coconut oil and shea butter are also used in the prevention of stretch marks. Another product I recommend using for prevention of stretch marks is Bio Oil.
2. Sunscreen is your best friend!
Again, I believe this is important whether you have a bun in the oven or not, but it is even more important when you are pregnant. With all of your hormonal changes, you may notice that you get more dark spots and sunscreen can help reduce your chances of this happening!
3. Speaking of hormonal changes, you may notice that your skin is more dry or more oily while you are pregnant.
Pay attention to your skin because it will pretty much tell you what it needs. Notice that you are flaking or have dry spots? You may need to change your facial products to something more hydrating (i.e. almond oil). You cannot predict what will happen to your skin while you are pregnant, but you can be proactive in managing your skin needs.
4. One of the many symptoms of pregnancy is being tired all the time!
While I don’t have a cure for your sleepiness, I do have a way to mask those tired eyes! Try a cat eye to lift those tired eyes and concealer goes a LOOONG way when it comes to covering dark circles under your eyes (I have permanent dark circles thanks to my ethnicity, so I can attest to the use of concealer). The concealer can also help colour correct any discolourations like melasma that may have popped up since becoming pregnant. After you’re done your makeup, just tell everyone:
5. Contouring will hide any weight gain or water retention!
As amazing as carrying a child can be, there are some downsides like weight gain or water retention. If you are feeling bloated try pulling a Kim K. and just carve out your cheekbones and jawline! Use Oh So Pretty’s Contour Palette to get the perfect contour every time!
Pregnancy is such a beautiful time in a woman’s life. Although I have not experienced it myself, I have been surrounded by pregnant women at different times of my life and they were all remarkable. I praise all mamas and mama’s-to-be out there! You are all amazing!