Pregnancy – Top 5 Tips For Keeping Dry Flaky Skin Under Control

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Dry skin can be a real problem when you are pregnant.  Your stomach is growing day by day and it seems to take on a life of its own and spread on your elbows, knees, hands and legs, leaving your skin looking dull and tight. Once your skin loses moisture and flaky skin sets in, it can be hard to restore that moisture. But preventing dry skin is easy by adding these simple steps to your daily skin care regimen.

Exfoliate

The skin is made of many layers, the outermost layer is known as the horny layer. The skin sheds millions of dead cells from the top horny layer throughout the day and can completely renew itself every 25-30 days.  Research with human cells has shown that normal cells stop dividing when they touch each other, so to speed up the reproduction of new cells, dead cells must be removed.  Exfoliation using Dry Body Brushing is the easiest and simplest way to do this.

Dry body brushing with a plant bristle body brush gently removes dead skin cells and leaves the skin feeling smooth and soft, thus speeding up the reproduction of new cells.  Making dry body brushing part of your daily routine will rid the body of dry skin, you will notice your skin has a lovely healthy glow and a luminescent sheen.  It is one of the most affordable beauty regimes you can do, because once you buy the brush it will last for years.

There are many other benefits that Dry body brushing provides to the skin, for example it also stimulates your collagen and elastin fibres essential to make the skin more pliable and soft.

Organic Bath/Shower Products

Using organic bath and shower products reduces the toxins being absorbed into the skin and is gentle and hydrating for the skin. Don’t have hot showers, it can dry the skin, best to have a warm shower and end with cold water to invigorate the skin.

Organic Body and Face Oil

Moisturise the skin on your face and body every day after your shower/bath with the Bodecare Jojoba Oil, this will feed the skin the essential nutrients it needs to keep it healthy and hydrated. Jojoba oil  is the finest moisturising oil, it’s odourless, natural, non-greasy, and extremely stable and safe to use while pregnant. It doesn’t break down when exposed to water or oxygen and, a natural carrier of Vitamin E and a natural antioxidant; it is an extremely efficient non-comedogenic moisture regulator, penetrating the skin to moisturize without blocking the pores. Aging is closely related to the state of elasticity of the skin. As your stomach grows the elasticity of the skin is really stretched, Jojoba is extraordinarily rich in ‘insaponifiables’, substances that can actually increase dermal elasticity.

 Eat plenty of raw foods, especially ones with lots of water in it.

Eating raw salads, for example foods like cucumber, watermelon and lettuce are all great foods which have plenty of water in them to hydrate your body and skin.

Exercise

Exercise is great to get our circulation moving, feeding oxygen to our skin cells and if we exercise long enough to activate the sweat ducts this helps the body excrete the toxins in our skin.

Introduce these tips and you will notice a positive improvement in your skin within days.

Happy Brushing!

Jodie Smith

www.bodecare.com

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