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Preventing and Treating Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

Posted by Belli Skincare on Aug 2nd 2019

Preventing and Treating Stretch Marks During Pregnancy
One of the most common pregnancy-related complaints has got to be stretch marks. Whether you develop them or not has a lot to do with genetics, however, there are measures you can take to help prevent them from forming. Why do stretch marks occur during pregnancy anyway?During the second and third trimesters, your uterus will grow rapidly, stretching the skin over your abdomen and tearing the connective tissues in the dermis. The torn tissu...
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How to Safely Protect Your Skin in the Summertime

Posted by Belli Skincare on Jul 4th 2019

How to Safely Protect Your Skin in the Summertime
There’s never a more important time in your life to protect your skin from the sun than when you’re pregnant. The pregnancy hormones estrogen and progesterone are thought to make the pigment-producing skin cells (the melanocytes) react more strongly to sunlight, causing dark brown splotchy areas to appear on the chin, cheeks, nose, and forehead. Known as chloasma, melasma, or “the mask of pregnancy,” this condition affects up to 70 percent...
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Acne Tips for Pregnancy

Posted by Dr. Nava Greenfield, M.D. on Jun 17th 2019

Acne Tips for Pregnancy
Pregnant women have many more options than they think to deal with acne breakouts, which can be very bothersome during pregnancy. A basic skincare regimen that includes a gentle cleanser and a good moisturizer is essential. Prescription medications that are safe to use include clindamycin and finacea. Avoid the alpha and beta hydroxy acids that appear in many acne products such as glycolic acid and salicylic acid. However, lactic acid...
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Pregnancy and Acne: How to Safely and Effectively Deal with Breakouts When You’re Expecting

Posted by Belli Skincare on Jun 11th 2019

Pregnancy and Acne: How to Safely and Effectively Deal with Breakouts When You’re Expecting
Being pregnant, you’ve probably gotten used to giving up some of your favorite things, such as wine, sushi and gooey brie cheese. However, one of the toughest things to put on hold for nine months might be your regular acne treatments. If you’re like most pregnant women, acne is your number-one skin complaint. Your skin probably hasn’t seen this kind of hormonal activity since high school. Fluctuating hormone levels make the skin’s hair...
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Five Tips to Help Give Your Skin a Hydration Boost

Posted by Belli Skincare on Apr 15th 2019

Five Tips to Help Give Your Skin a Hydration Boost
Keeping Your Skin Hydrated Helps Keep a Youthful Look A youthful, dewy look is a sign of great skin hydration. Different environmental factors can dry out your skin throughout your life. Harsh, cold temperatures, excessive heat, and health conditions can all make it more difficult to keep your skin hydrated. A great skin care routine is one step you can take to make sure that you're replenishing with the hydration you need to maintain a h...
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