Tips to hide your pregnancy flaws

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Hide your flaws with make-up during pregnancy with these simple and useful tips.

All women are beautiful. But during pregnancy, you could find that your skin changes during pregnancy. It may become blotchy, acne-prone and dry or oily. Thanks to make-up though, you don’t have to tolerate looking less than your best! Here are some quick tips on how to look great and cover up your “flaws” during your pregnancy.

“Ever since I got pregnant, I’m plagued with acne on my face.”

Jolena, 32

Many women experience acne during pregnancy due to hormonal changes and increased oil production. While it might be difficult to completely avoid acne during pregnancy, there are natural ways to treat pimples and prevent future breakouts.

A clean slate

Keep your skin clean. Wash with a mild, oil-free cleanser twice a day. After cleansing, gently pat your face dry with a towel and follow with an oil-free moisturiser if needed. Be sure to remove all makeup before going to bed. During the day, blot your skin with oil-absorbing sheets or paper to remove any excess oil.

Do not, under any circumstance, take prescription drugs like Accutane, Retin-A and tetracycline. According to the Organization of Teratology Information Services (OTIS), approximately 25–35% of infants born to women exposed to Accutane during the first trimester of pregnancy showed a pattern of birth defects. This pattern includes craniofacial defects, heart defects, and central nervous system defects. There also is an increased risk of miscarriage and infant death associated with use of Accutane during pregnancy.

A light hand

If you wear makeup, use products that are labelled non-comedogenic and water based instead of oil based. These sort of products will not clog your pores. Also, apply sparingly. Remember, less is more. You don’t want to make your blemishes more obvious by putting on thick layers of makeup.

The best thing to do is to enhance your best features. Line your eyes for a striking and dramatic approach, or go for a bold lipstick colour.

A fresh start

Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated. Also, including plenty fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet can help with acne during pregnancy.


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