Molly completed 12 Glow & Illumination treatments over a six week time period. She looks so lifted and brightened! She will continue to enjoy new collagen and the effects in the next few weeks!!
A precious bundle of joy is headed your way and you couldn’t be more thrilled. You’re ready to begin this exciting new adventure and enjoy every step of motherhood that’s waiting for you. There’s only one problem. That “new mother glow” that you’ve heard about from family and friends and that you’ve seen in movies and magazines is nowhere to be found. Instead, you find yourself undergoing radical skin changes you weren’t planning on—skin changes you’d rather do without.
Here are the five most annoying skin problems women deal with during their pregnancy, and what you can do to safely remedy the problems without further irritating your skin or harming your baby.
If you experience constant stress on a day-to-day basis, your oil glands will work harder as the tiny receptors on these cells are stimulated to produce more oil. This in turn causes the pores to open, and the pH of the surface of the skin changes. The result? Breakouts. It can be challenging to overcome stress during pregnancy, especially if you’re regularly nauseated, fatigued, and dealing with other responsibilities as well such as work, other children, or family issues. It’s absolutely vital, however, to try to find a balance.
Top Tip: Set a quiet period of time each day when you can simply look after yourself and relax. Use lavender oils and chamomile tea to help you sleep at night. Drink water constantly to stay hydrated and to remove wastes and toxins from your body. And avoid yeasty and sugary foods as much as you can. As for those pesky pimples, tea tree oil can help to treat acne. Don’t touch, pick, or squeeze your pimples either. Instead, wash your face with a lactic-based cleanser twice a day and use steam to clear clogged pores. Believe it or not, simply staying hydrated and using gentler products on your skin will be more effective than using hard, harsh scrubs or products—a good vitamin B and C serum will especially help. READ MORE
Let’s face it: Your morning skin-care routine can (and often does) turn into a race against the clock. So why not let your routine the night before do the heavy lifting for you while you sleep? Which raises the question: Does the effort you invest in your nighttime routine count?
To help you streamline the process, here are some easy-as-pie tips for achieving overnight radiance:
Get your beauty sleep.
The term “beauty sleep” is not too far from the truth. Sleep allows the skin to rejuvenate by stopping facial expressions and relaxing facial muscles. Lying down for an extended period of time also combusts the attack of gravity on the skin. Getting rest also helps to de-stress the body, remove toxins, and improve mood—all of which can help your complexion and facial appearance. READ MORE