pregnancy and your skin
Stretch Marks During Pregnancy
As the body stretches to make room for the baby, the rapid expansion of the skin pulled tight can cause stretch marks to appear, usually in the stomach/hips/thighs area. To support your skin as the baby grows/after you’ve given birth, massaging oils into the affected areas has been known to visibly reduce and help eliminate stretch marks.
Massaging the skin with oils is a great way to increase blood flow in the area and promote the breakdown of scar tissue causing the stretch marks. Try using our NIVEA Cherry Blossom and Jojoba Oil In Lotion to massage your skin in a circular motion for well-moisturised skin. As well as the bonus to your skin, treating yourself with one of our oil in lotion formulas is a great way to relax, unwind and de-stress.
NIVEA Oil in Lotion Cherry Blossom and Jojoba Oil
Acne during pregnancy
What Is Pregnancy Acne & How To Get Rid Of It
During pregnancy, there are an increased amount of hormones in the body. These hormones can increase oil secretion, which in turn may result in increased acne/ breakouts.
Exfoliating is a great way to help keep your skin clear and remove excess oil and dead skin cells. NIVEA Daily Essentials Gentle Exfoliating Scrub smooths the skin’s surface for an even complexion while supporting the skin’s own moisture balance and leaving the skin feeling fresh and looking radiant (read more on how to exfoliate and the benefits). Ensuring you use a face wash in the morning and evening can also help remove excess oil and keep skin blemish free.
Exfoliate For Glowing Skin
Dealing with dry, flaky skin in pregnancy
Your pregnancy body prioritises your baby meaning your unborn child gets all the moisture before you leading to skin drying out. To bring moisture levels back up and keep the skin hydrated.
In addition to eating lots of fruit and vegetables and drinking your recommended amount of water, we recommend NIVEA Rich Nourishing Body Lotion for 48 hours of deep moisture. NIVEA’s formula is infused with the NIVEA Deep Moisture Serum and Almond Oil, which keeps skin cells healthy and helps skin look smooth, soft & free of lines. The nourishing body lotion also provides protection from UV radiation damage (sunscreen for babies is a crucial part of look after your child) and can heal chapped/irritated skin while helping your skin retain moisture. If you continue to experience issues with dry skin post-birth, NIVEA has great resources to help you understand and treat your dry skin.