Pregnancy is the best and exciting period in a women’s life when she is expecting a baby and is preparing to be a mother. During this period there may be many side effects and problems that you might be facing with your face skin. These problems really need a solution. Challenges are always faced during the nine months of baby expecting which are both interesting as well as painful.
Apart from the stretch marks that you must be aware of a mother-to-be also experiences something known as “mask of pregnancy”, also referred to as chloasma and melasma, which are basically dark splotchy spots in the face. Pregnancy can also make you break out more as your skin is likely to produce more oil.
Though these are some of the common problems that women face during their pregnancy period, they can very well be avoided if you do prenatal massages and use some face pack or masks. Without wait let us get to learn about the top 10 DIY face masks that are just ideal for you during pregnancy.
Lemon and Potato Pulp Face Mask
The only ingredients needed to make this mask is lemon juice and potato juice. They can help you get rid of the stretch marks and also lighten your complexion making you look all the more beautiful. This mask is rich in vitamin C, is absolutely safe for a pregnant mother’s skin, and shows great results.
Prepare the mask – extract 1/2 cup of potato juice in a bowl and to it add 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. Mix well and apply onto your clean face. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash off with fresh water.
Almond Oil and Banana Face Mask
This is one of the most economical and greatly effective masks that anyone can easily make at home. The almond oil-banana face pack is rich in vitamin B12 and vitamin C. It helps improve the collagen production in your skin which will provide elasticity and thus make you look young for long.
Prepare the mask – take 1 chopped ripe banana and mash it in a bowl until it forms a paste and then add three drops almond oil to it. Mix well, apply on clean face, let it stay for about 15 minutes and then wash off with clean water.
Oats and Yogurt Face Mask
This natural creamy face pack will help get rid of dark spots that commonly occur during pregnancy. The pack will help remove impurities and dead skin cells from your face. It will also help prevent the occurrence of acne and pimples which are also very commonly experienced by a pregnant woman.
Prepare the mask – take 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt and oatmeal in a bowl and mix well. You may add a few drops of warm honey, and mix it again. Now apply this mask on your clean face, leave it for 10 minutes, and wash off with lukewarm water.
Milk and Honey Face Mask
Milk and honey, when combined, results in a wonderful mixture for your skin. It helps lighten your skin and also is highly moisturizing, thus great for dry skin beauties. Massage this pack on your skin regularly to get rid of impurities and to enjoy a healthy glow.
Prepare the mask – mix one teaspoon of honey with one teaspoon of milk and massage it on your face. Now, let it stay on your face for about 30 minutes. Wash off with tepid water.
Gram Flour and Turmeric Face Mask
Turmeric is used widely to lighten skin complexion and also helps a mother-to-be feel cool and relaxed. As, during pregnancy, you might experience a dull skin, you can use this mask to tighten and brighten your face.
Prepare the mask – take 2 tablespoons of gram flour, add a pinch of turmeric to it, and mix it with a little rose water. Apply this mask on your face and neck, allow it to stay for about 15 minutes, and wash off with lukewarm water.
Cucumber and Tomato Face Mask
These are two ingredients that are found available in every home and thus you can make it anytime. This mask can be used to enhance your skin tone. Many pregnant ladies suffer from stress during pregnancy and that can show on their skin. This mask can be used to combat and prevent the side effects of pregnancy stress on your face.
Prepare the mask – Extract juice from a tomato and half a cucumber, and apply this combination on your face. Let it stay for 15 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.
Milk Cream and Walnut Face Mask
This is yet another homemade face pack which can help reduce the effect of stress on your face and is greatly effective in removing dead skin cells. The mask is very moisturizing and a great option for every pregnant woman.
Prepare the mask – soak 5 walnuts in water for at least one hour before you begin making this mask. Now grind it, add one tablespoon milk cream to it, mix well and apply on your clean face. Massage it for 5 minutes, and then let it stay for another 10 minutes and wash off with water.
Honey and Papaya Face Mask
This is one of the best face masks which can help in skin renewal very easily. It is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, and is rich in antioxidants, a combination that can help you get rid of dark spots and wrinkles that are common during pregnancy.
Prepare the mask – take 1/2 cup mashed papaya, add 2 tablespoons of raw honey, and mix well. Apply this mask on your face, let it stay for 30 minutes, and rinse with warm water.
Milk and Strawberry Face Mask
This combination is not only delicious to eat but also great for your face. So make sure you resist eating it and actually apply it on your face to enjoy the benefits. The strawberry and milk face mask is rich in folic acid and vitamin C that will help regenerate your skin, making you glow with health.
Prepare the mask – make a paste of 3-4 strawberries and add 2 tablespoon milk to it. Also, add a little cream, and combine the ingredients well. Apply it on your clean face and neck, and wash off with clean water after 10 minutes.
Sandalwood and Orange Peel Face Mask
This is yet another face mask that is great for pregnant women as it helps improve the skin texture during this period. As your face can experience lots of changes like acne, pimples, and stretches, you can use this mask to combat all such problems, and enjoy a healthier skin.
Prepare the mask – take 2 tablespoon orange peel powder, add 1 teaspoon sandalwood powder to it, and mix it with a little rose water to form a smooth paste. Apply this mask on your face, and let it stay for half an hour, and then wash off with water.
Though all these face masks work equally great, but when few pregnant ladies were asked which one they love the most, maximum women chose the milk and honey mask, almond oil and banana mask, and milk and strawberry mask. However, you can try any or at least a few of them, until you find the one that suits your skin best.
Author Bio: Susy Richards is a lovely mother of 3 girls (3 years, 4 years and 5) and a simple woman who is ready to share her priceless experience with other mommies around the world. She is an Advanced Practice Provider who passed birth doula and postpartum doula courses at Childbirth International in 2013. Susy is passionate about providing holistic care and is involved in pregnancy research currently publishing her articles concerning pregnancy on site rocketparents.com