For most of my life I had oily skin or at least in my t-zone areas but when I was pregnant my skin got ridiculously dry. At first, I thought that my dry skin was due to moving from a humid climate in Hawaii to a dry climate in Northern California but then I learned that dry skin during pregnancy is very common and I've since learned that my skin seems to have been forever changed by, you guessed it... hormones.
If you are experiencing dry skin due to pregnancy (or even if you’re not pregnant), here are some things that can help you.
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Wash your face.
Does this really need to be said? Unfortunately, yes it does. There are many positive effects of washing your face, including getting rid of the dead skin, which contributes to skin feeling dry.
Use skin or bath oils.
Sleep with a humidifier.
Use a hydrating face mask.
If you’re pregnant, you should be drinking plenty of water anyway. Staying hydrated will keep your skin hydrated as well. Carry a water bottle with you at all times!
Do you have some other great tips or product recommendations for dry skin? I'd love to hear about them in the comments!
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