After giving birth you may find that your glowing
pregnant look has been replaced with tired and dull skin as all
those sleepless nights play havoc with its condition. The trick is
to know how to disguise exhaustion; looking good is a positive step
towards feeling good. Many people think that looking after your
skin is time-consuming and expensive, but it needn't be.
Expert facialist, Linda Meredith, has treated my skin
for over 10 years and in that time she has seen me through two
pregnancies and recoveries. She observed first‑hand the changes
that my skin experienced during pregnancy. I noticed some minor
weight gain on my face and suffered from a small amount of
increased pigmentation. My skin became sluggish and sometimes even
'grey looking' due to dehydration; I thought I was drinking lots of
water but obviously not enough.
Some simple changes to your diet can instantly
rejuvenate your face. Make sure that you eat a balanced diet rich
in antioxidants such as vitamins A, B, C and E (See page 386);
these protect and replenish the skin. Be sure to consume lots of
omega-3 fish oil and omega-6 fatty acids as these will leave your
skin looking radiant.
Water is incredibly important for our bodies, and our skin is no exception. Water is the single most important ‘product’ for your skin as it must be kept thoroughly hydrated to prevent it from appearing dry and tired.