Beautiful & Glowier Pregnancy with BEVY C.

Every woman loves beauty. Pregnant or not, skincare is still a very important routine to uphold. Have you noticed that some people have better skin after pregnancy? And some develop worse skin conditions? Is this caused by the gender of the baby in pregnancy? Is there any basis for all these?

Truth be told, the majority of pregnant ladies will face only minor changes during pregnancy, only some will experience drastic changes. This is because, for some women, the body cannot adapt to the increase of estrogen and progesterone secreted by the body in a short amount of time, so the body will have bodily changes, psychological changes, skin changes.

Today, let’s discuss how pregnant mothers can become even more radiant with beauty and not be chided with skin conditions after giving birth.

Does the gender of the fetus really affect the skin?

From the perspective of biological endocrinology, the quality of the skin during pregnancy is directly related to the body’s endocrine, because endocrine changes our skin. If you are pregnant with a girl, because the endocrine system of the baby girl and the mother is the same, it secretes estrogen (female hormone). Thus, the endocrine system in the mother’s body will produce extra hormones, so the skin will look better. Using the same logic, if you are pregnant with a baby boy, androgens (male hormones) will be secreted, which means that there are too many androgens in women, so the mother will tend to have more obvious male characteristics. Mom will face the problem of enlarged pores, dull skin and pigmentation.

In fact, mothers don’t have to worry about it as much during pregnancy. The quality of the pregnant mother’s skin is related to the mother’s adaptability to estrogen levels. Simply put, it is whether the mother’s body can adapt to hormonal changes. If the mother’s physique is well adapted, then the skin will not have much change. If your body is sensitive or unable to absorb or adapt to the hormone quickly, the skin’s reaction will be a tad stronger.

Hormone secretion is a problem, the impact can be really big

Most expectant mothers experience discomfort in the first trimester, which then stabilizes in the second and third trimesters. Of course, there are still some pregnant mothers who are uncomfortable throughout their pregnancy. This is because the physique of some pregnant mothers cannot adapt to such changes. In fact, there is no big difference between being pregnant with a baby boy or a baby girl, but it is related to whether your body is suitable for extra hormone secretion.

After pregnancy, the ovaries and placenta will automatically secrete a large amount of estrogen. The appropriate amount of estrogen can keep the skin hydrated, the skin metabolizes quickly and promotes blood circulation, making the skin soft and glowy. This is also why some people are prettier during pregnancy.

But do you know? Excessive estrogen is also not good, it will make the skin melanin easy to precipitate and increase. This can lead to pigmentation problems for pregnant mothers, and you will find that your underarms, elbows, and intimate areas are particularly pigmented.

So in general, having good or bad skin for pregnant mothers is related to the degree of adaptation of the mother to the changes in hormones. If you adapt well, you won’t see the symptoms of skin changes or you won’t see drastic changes. But if you don’t adapt well, you will find changes in your skin such as rough skin, enlarged pores, dryness and peeling. Mamas, if you notice these conditions, it’s time to take care of your skin.

Melanin attack

During pregnancy, pregnant mothers will have a very obvious black line in the middle of the abdomen, the black line will run from the navel to the lower abdomen of the pubic bone. The bigger the belly, the more obvious it is. This is also known as the Linea Nigra. Some mothers develop dark spots or spots on the sides of the cheeks (where the cheekbones), called hormonal spots, or dry spots, which are more difficult to fade if the spots are symmetrical, also called mottled spots. Melanin deposition can gradually fade after giving birth as long as the daily skincare routine and wearing sun protection is done. Sunscreen is should not only be used when going out but also at home, as long as you are exposed to possible light damage, it needs to be applied, harsh light can damage the skin and cause pigmentation.

In addition to paying attention to the skin of the face, the stomach area is also very important. Pregnancy makes the belly slowly stretch wider, the pulling in the middle of the belly will cause lines, that is, stretch marks. Some pregnant women do not have stretch marks when they are pregnant, and some in the later stage of pregnancy, because the baby grows very fast, the elastic fibres of the subcutaneous tissue break down and cause stretch marks. In addition to taking care of stretch marks on the belly, pregnant mothers also need to pay attention to these areas such as buttocks, thighs and breasts. Because these areas are more prone to fat accumulation, the elastic fibres of the subcutaneous tissue break down. The colour of stretch marks varies from person to person. It may be silvery-white, or dark brown in severe cases (probably because of melanin precipitation)

If you want to reduce stretch marks or even reduce the chance of stretch marks appearing, pregnant mothers need to control their weight and have proper exercise. If you do not control a  proper weight, it is easy to make stretch marks proliferate more.

Hormonal changes also indirectly affect the skin’s ability to retain moisture, so problems with dry skin will become more serious. Because the baby needs to absorb a lot of nutrients, the nutrients absorbed by the pregnant mother’s body will be relatively less. It is recommended that pregnant mothers take in more nutrients during pregnancy.

Postpartum body changes

Postpartum mothers face problems in physical changes. Some postpartum mothers develop temporary problems of water allergies and eczema on their hands. This is why mothers who experience these problems are advised to wear gloves or reduce contact with water.

To add, you will find that there will be a lot of hair loss 3-4 months after giving birth, but not so much during pregnancy. This is because the mother loses too much nutrition in a short period of time. In medicine, the process of hair loss is called the telogen phase. Mothers should not worry too much. Do focus more on taking care of your emotions because emotions will also affect the amount of hair loss. Hair has a rest period and a replacement period. During pregnancy, you don’t have hair loss and hair grows. After giving birth, the hair needs to be replaced, so you will lose a lot of hair at this stage. But after this stage is over, the hair will still grow back.

In fact, hair loss is caused by insufficient protein in the body, poor blood circulation, insufficient sleep and sleep quality, and hormonal imbalance. If you don’t have enough protein in your body, your body’s mechanisms will keep your nails and hair from ingesting protein first. This is because other organs in your body need protein more than nails and hair. If you find that your hair is prone to falling out and your nails experience brittleness, then it is a red flag, this is the time to eat more protein.

Another change that postpartum mothers will face is the small brown skin tags on the neck, which is also caused by postpartum hormonal problems, it is not a tumour. It will take some time to disappear, because postpartum hormones have not returned to normal, and they will fall off when the hormones are stable.

Carefully selected skincare products, BEVY C. is your first choice

If your skin is dry, daily maintenance is a must. It does not mean that you cannot use skin care products or makeup when you are pregnant. In fact, as long as you choose the right products, avoid chemical ingredients, avoid alcohol, and choose products that are safe and gentle and suitable for pregnant mothers. Your skincare and makeup routine can still be carried out daily.

One misconception that many pregnant tend to believe is that there is no need for maintenance if there are no itchy stomachs or stretch marks. This is a big mistake. Pregnant mothers still need to rub plant-based oil to help moisturize the skin. The reason why you need to apply plant-based oil is that it absorbs better. Pregnant mothers can choose plant-based oils without additives, fragrances and preservatives. Our holy grail BEVY C. Omega Rejuvenating Luminous Oil is highly recommended to all. Enriched with Criste Marine Extract also known as the #KingofRepairness favoured by French celebrities that can prevent aging, improve skin repair, smooths fine lines while maintaining a healthy hydrated skin. It’s ultra light and non-greasy texture feels great on the skin and is non-comedogenic which means it won’t clog your pores and cause acne breakouts. This superior quality oil is also infused with top-grade Japanese high-purity gold flakes that promotes skin metabolism. Such products are suitable for pregnant mothers. Of course, we also recommend that you also use skincare products similar to this if you are not pregnant.

Another misconception is when you use unsafe skincare products, only your face will be affected and get ruined, this is actually false. If you use improper and unsafe products, it is absorbed by the skin into the body and your liver and kidneys need to metabolize these harmful ingredients. Over time, it will affect the detoxification function of the liver and kidneys, and directly affect your health, this cannot be ignored! So mothers remember to look at the ingredients before buying any skincare products!

Face care focuses on 3 main steps – cleansing, moisturizing, and sun protection. During pregnancy, the mother’s body temperature is relatively high, and the sweat output is more than before. So morning and evening face cleansing and makeup removal are inevitable. Sunscreen is also a must every day even when you are not pregnant, and remember to remove makeup before applying sunscreen. If you are still hesitating about what skin care products to use for pregnant mothers, not to worry! Let us introduce BEVY C. skin care products. BEVY C. skincare products are made of natural and effective ingredients without artificial coloring. To add, BEVY C. skincare products are specially designed for Asian skin and is suitable for pregnant mothers or sensitive skin.

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