You've just become pregnant and you feel wonderful, then suddenly you begin to notice acne very similar to when you were a teenager!
This is a very common occurance during pregnancy as your skin struggles to remain balanced. What exactly causes unbalanced skin and other common skin challenges during pregnancy?
Pregnancy acne/oily skin - During pregnancy levels of estrogen and progesterone increase dramatically. The increase in progesterone triggers the oil glands of the skin to enlarge and produce more oily substance called sebum. As a result, excessive oil and the shed skin cells lining the hair follicles block the skin pores and make skin susceptible to bacteria. This can lead to inflamed skin and acne outbreak.
Dry skin - dry skin can also be a problem during pregnancy as the body requires extra blood and body fluid to sustain a growing baby, and that extra moisture is often drawn from the skin, making it extremely difficult to maintain skin hydration.
nonspecific dermatitis- changes in hormones during pregnancy can induce red, flaky patches on the face.
spider angiomas - due to hormonal changes and possibly weight gain during pregnancy, pressure in the veins increases, causing blood vessels in the face to enlarge, leaving a red, spiderlike mark.
mahu Facial Balancing Moisturiser is uniquely designed to help maintain or rebalance your skins oil balance, reduce water loss, and form a protective barrier for your skin specifically during and after pregnancy. This light, easily absorbed moisturiser is made with pure plant ingredients, vitamins and omegas 3 + 6. Free from potentially harmful ingredients, the skin breathes freely and is left feeling soft, radiant and balanced. Helpful for:
melasma - clearly defined brown patches on the face typically on the cheekbones and forehead, caused by an excessive amount of melanin found in certain skin cells as a result of pregnancy hormones.
• Oily skin/acne
• Dry skin
• Skin discolourations and uneven skin tone
• Skin blemishes Active ingredients:
Vit E – is a powerful antioxidant, it will help maintain your skins oil balance, reduce water loss, and help form a protective barrier for your skin
Lavender – has a healing and balancing effect on the skin while preventing scarring
Aloe Vera – its healing properties strengthen tissue and increase the availability of oxygen to the skin, whilst moisturising to keep your skin supple
Linseed oil – fantastic source of omegas 3 + 6, fatty acids that are essential for skin structure, it also helps soothe and revitalize your skin
Rose essential oil - aids dry or sensitive skin, whilst having a tonic and astringent affect on capillaries and on circulation in general. Full ingredients:
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Extract
Cetearyl Alcohol and PEG 20 Sterate (Emulsifying Wax)
Isopropyl Myristate (plant derived)
Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Oil
Glycerin (Plant derived)
Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil
Rosa Damascena Flower (Rose) Oil
Lavendual Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
Phenoxyethanol (paraben free preservative)
Potassium Sorbate (paraben free preservative) Free from parabens, sulphates, artificial colours and fragrances, mahu Facial Balancing Moisturiser is safe, natural, botanical skincare, developed by New Zealand midwives for pregnancy.
You can treat oily, dry, or unbalanced skin or prevent it from even occuring in a safe and healthy way.
Switch to mahu, it makes sense to only use mahu Facial Balancing Moisturiser during pregnancy. It only contains safe ingredients for pregnancy and will
assist to rebalance your skin - reducing the likelihood of acne, dry, red or flakey patches on your face, revitalise, reduce uneven skin tone and lock in the moisture, all while rebuilding your skin's own protective barrier. Look and feel your best during pregnancy, and really enjoy this time with mahu Facial Balancing Moisturiser.
Here's what people have been saying on the Little Treasures forum about mahu Facial Balancing Moisturiser
posted: 03:37 PM, November 06, 2008 "Hi - my friend just gave me a mahu mothers skin care pack and its amazing! The facial balancing cream feels and smells great and is great for patchy pregnant skin. Im going to keep using it even when babys born! Definately a good thing to get someone as a present or treat yourself.."