Five Tips for Feeling and Looking Beautiful Throughout Your Pregnancy
Pictures on the internet and in magazines depict goddess-like women who are pregnant and beautiful. Unfortunately, that goddess glow doesn’t always come naturally.
It’s normal to feel unlike yourself while you’re pregnant. As your belly gets bigger, your body is likely to experience other changes that may make you feel like you aren’t putting your best face forward.
Don’t let your pregnancy make you feel anything less than beautiful! There are some simple tips that can make you feel like the pregnant goddess you truly are inside.Every woman deserves to look and feel like a goddess while she’s pregnant. Unleash your inner goddess and feel like a more beautiful version of yourself by following the tips on this list!
Staying healthy is a goal you should strive for your entire life, but it is especially important while you’re pregnant. It’s not only important because it can help ensure your baby develops normally, but it can also make you feel and look your best at every stage during your pregnancy.
Age-old advice, like getting exercise, eating healthy foods, and getting plenty of sleep apply. You should also do what you can to avoid getting sick.
Even simple illnesses can hit pregnant women hard because they are already experiencing some unpleasant symptoms, like stiff muscles and tiredness. Getting sick will only exacerbate these symptoms. Not to mention, some illnesses can have an adverse effect on your growing baby.
Avoiding illnesses can also help you avoid unnecessary stress. For example, by practicing social distancing and washing your hands often, you don't have to worry about the possible effects of COVID-19 on your growing baby.
Do a Little Shopping
There are likely some clothes in your closet right now that will work just fine when you’re pregnant. For example, that flowy bohemian top will look just as cute on your baby bump as it did before you got pregnant.
However, there are likely to be many clothes in your closet that won’t work as your belly expands. The last thing you want to do is feel uncomfortable as your belly grows, especially since it can make you feel self-conscious.
Go shopping for some maternity clothes. Consider a pair of maternity jeans that accommodates your growing bump, as well as leggings that are comfortable and flowy dresses that will make you feel stylish.
There’s no need to replace your entire closet! Buying just a few pieces can make you feel your best when you step foot outside your front door.
Take Advantage of Your New Do
Not all changes that come with pregnancy are bad! You may have trouble getting comfortable while you’re sleeping and your hormones may make you more emotional than normal, but your hair will likely never look better!
Hair is different during pregnancy, and for most women, it’s different in a good way. Most women find that their hair is thicker, softer, and some find that their hair is less greasy.
Take advantage of your new do! Get a haircut, get your coiffed professionally styled, or consider a new cut or color. Enjoy it now because you’re likely to lose your thicker strands after the baby is born.
Pampering yourself while you’re pregnant is one of the best things you can do. Not only can it help you relax, but it can also help you feel beautiful at a time when you may not feel beautiful at all.
Ways to pamper yourself include:
- Manicures and pedicures
- Professional makeup application
- Professional pregnancy photos
If you decide to pamper yourself at the spa, make sure the treatments you choose are safe for pregnant women. For example, if you decide to do a body scrub, it's important to know that the scrub being used doesn't contain harsh ingredients. Let the spa know that you’re pregnant before you come so they only recommend products and treatments that are safe.
Take Care of Your Skin
Your skin can have a huge impact on how beautiful you look and feel. Take care of it during pregnancy so you can enjoy the pregnancy glow that everyone is always talking about!
Your pregnancy skincare routine can include some of the things you did before you were pregnant, just as long as the products don’t contain harsh chemicals.
Moisturizing is more important than ever! That includes moisturizing your face, but it also includes moisturizing your legs, arms, and growing belly. You may even want to try lotion formulas that can help reduce the visibility of stretch marks.