Getting pregnant is a fantastic miracle. Feeling that baby grow inside you and develop from nothing into a tiny human being is a wonderful experience. But pregnancy can leave a lot of marks on your body. Stretch marks, cellulite, increased weight and fatigue are just a few of the disadvantages that come with pregnancy. But one disadvantage that will probably bother you the most is getting dark marks in your face. There is nothing that can damper your spirits more during pregnancy than walking around with a dark sun mustache or raccoon like marks under your eyes while you are pregnant. And these melanin marks don’t always clear up directly after pregnancy. They can become permanent if you don’t take good care of your face or do what you can to prevent them on your face and concealers often just don’t work to hide dark marks.
Why you are prone to dark marks during pregnancy
When you are pregnant your body creates a lot of hormones. Some women experience an increase in their melanin production which is responsible for your skin tanning when you are in the sun. But when your hormones are all haywire due to the pregnancy, these dark marks don’t always appear evenly and can be seen in dark patches on your face.
Stay out of the sun
The sun is what activates the dark patches in these melanin heightened areas in your face. It is important to stay out of the sun as much as possible when you are pregnant so you can prevent permanent damage in your face.
Drink plenty of water
Water keeps your skin elastic and breaks down some of the melanin in your body which helps you maintain a much more even skin during pregnancy. Water can also reduce the amount of stretch marks you get during pregnancy so drink up!
Get good brushes for better concealer application
A good concealer won’t just hide away dark marks but will also keep the sun from worsening the problem. You should apply your concealer with a good makeup brush so the concealer will be spread evenly and will look more natural. SoundBodyLife is a terrific site where you can scout all the best brush sets. They have reviews on all the best brush sets so you can find the best brush set for your makeup needs. You will also get good clues as to which brushes to get and what brushes to use for different makeup techniques.
Wear sun protection even when not in the sun
It is wise to wear good sun protection even when you aren’t spending time in the sun because UV lights can also darken your skin. Wear a good sunscreen or BB cream throughout your pregnancy and always wear a hat when you enjoy some time in the sun.
Use a dark mark corrector
A good dark mark corrector will help you lighten the dark marks throughout your pregnancy and might even restore the dark marks completely once your baby is delivered. You can also give a lemon juice face mask a try to lighten some of the dark spots on your face.