Best Skincare Routine During Pregnancy: Skincare for Face and Body

For every woman, becoming a mother is a milestone moment, and along with this, there are some challenges to face though. After you look after you and your growing baby, your regular life changes and you had to follow the whole new routine which includes your diet, morning routine, heavy exercises as well as skincare. Here are some skincare routines which will help you to tackle all the skin concern which tend to sprout during pregnancy. These are safe, simple, and proven.

Skincare Routine During Pregnancy

According to dermatologists, a woman’s body goes through many hormonal changes throughout life, which also includes the important one – pregnancy period. Skin and hair issues are prevalent during hormonal changes. In many cases, after the first trimester, most of the skin and hair issues get resolved. Her skin looks ravishing and looks better than before. All the problems of acne and dull hair get solved, but sometimes there are such cases where the reverse is seen.

Here Are the Common Problems

Hormonal Acne

Due to many hormonal changes into your body, your skin becomes extra sensitive, which can cause dryness, extra oil secretion, which can ultimately cause acne, but doesn’t worry. Consult your doctor and follow the skin care tips, and it will vanish the acne.


Hormonal fluctuations and exposure to the sun can cause pigmentation all over the body. Sun is necessary but have a walk in the morning and avoid the sun from morning 10 a.m. to an evening at 5 p.m.

Skincare Tips to Follow During Pregnancy

For every pregnant woman, everything needs extra-attention. Your whole body needs extra attention from what you eat to what you apply and when you sleep and get up. Here are some of the tips which will help you to take proper care of your skin during pregnancy.

Continue Your Skin Care Routine

Do not skip your skincare routine. Many times patients skip the routine, which is not suitable for your skin. Regularly use body wash for pregnancy, sunscreen, cleanser, moisturizers, etc. and follow your routine to keep your skin healthy. Always try to use organic and natural products.


Private Antenatal Classes

Knowlege is power and confidence when it comes to bringing a baby into the world. Mums and dads to be who are well prepared for what to expect throughout labour and those early weeks of baby’s life tend to deal better with the whole situation – Perfect Starts in house experts from qualified Maternity Nurses to Doulas and Nannys provide a wealth of information and practical support for parents in all aspects of labour and the early weeks.

At home private antenatal class
A one-to-one crash course in all things baby, where you and your partner can learn the essentials of baby care ready for when your little one arrives. The session includes a wealth of know-how including a comprehensive decoding of all things baby from bathing, to bed time and nappy changing. You will take away a basic breakdown booklet and plenty of confidence for when your baby arrives all designed and delivered by our in House Maternity Nurse Practitioner.

Let’s talk giving birth … let’s not labour over it!
Plain and simple discussion with plenty of insider info on the best choice of relaxation method for you. From Doulas to Hypnobirthing, we know all the ins and outs .This session is very science based, we don’t talk about funny breathing, we dont talk about dads humming in the background, we ask that women listen to their bodies (We call it common sesnse birthing!). Novel as the idea of women listening to what their own bodies want, at Perfect Start we are firm believers in the fact that women, especilally as we have been doing it for 1000’s of years are designed to give birth, as long as we stay calm and relaxed labour with progess naturally – just like going for a wee labour is  involuntary  and will progess at a pace that is right of us.

Personal Fitness

With over 15 years experience Laurel Alper, Perfect Start’s in house pre and post natal fitness expert is here to help. Offering visitis to a range of convenient locations in all surrounding areas of  North West London or providing the option to make use her private gym (feel free to bring baby with you), you can train safe in the knowledge that your baby is never far away.

Why is exercise important throughout both the pre & post partum period of pregnancy?

Having a baby is one of the most special and exciting times in a woman’s life. Keeping fit and strong throughout your pregnancy helps not only to alleviate many pre-natal symptoms, it also eases post partum recovery and encourages your babys heart to grow big and strong. As your baby grows your body experiences many significant changes through each trimester. Laurel, a Level 3 qualified specialist in Ante & Post Natal Personal Training, works on an idividual basis with each of her clients (no pre-written exercises plans in sight) to produce training progammes specific for an individuals stage of pregnancy / recovery and fitness level.

Exercising can prevent or reduce pregnancy ailments:
Excessive weight gain
Back ache
Constipation or stress incontinence
Varicose veins
Diastasis Recti
Anxiety / Post Partum Depression

Exercising when pregnant can also reduce recovery time after birth.

After giving birth, many new mum’s want to get back into shape  as quickly as possible and there’s no better way than exercising! Laurel supports women in the post natal phase with a diverse range of specific exercises to help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles along with progressive tummy exercises (core training) to help the body rebuild what was weakened in pregnancy. Many women feel as though their posture may have been affected and you may be suffering with muscular imbalances which a specialist training programme can help correct.

Pre-Natal Nutrition

Here at Perfect Start Pregnancy our in house Nutritionist Saidee Bailey is one of the industries leading experts on Nutrition during pregnancy. Under the guidance of Saidee you can achieve a release from all those pregnancy niggles and undertsnad how to enhance your babies development.

Nourish by trimester package
Private consultations answering all your questions and filling you in on the most important “need-to-knows” of mummy-to-be nutrition. After each consultation you will be given a bespoke nutrition plan designed to suit your lifestyle, tastes and your baby’s developmental demands (trimester appropriate).  We recommend that you come and see us once a trimester – this will help keep you on track with your weight gain, will give you the confidence to try new foods and recipes and will keep you up to date with your baby’s specific demands. A one off meeting is priced at £65 and a 4 meting package costs £225

Target package
This consultation is specifically if you have a pregnancy related problem such as acid reflux or heartburn. If you are suffering specifically from a pregnancy related issue there are several natural and nutrition related remedies than can help ease the symptoms. In this package we can go remote and send you a list of natural and nuritionally based recommendations to help you out or, you can have a short 30 minute consultation to help you through. This comes complete with a few recipe ideas to ease your symptoms and complement your baby’s developmental stage.

Pre-Natal Relaxation

Here at Perfect Start Pregnancy our dedicated alternative therapist and relaxation guru Thea Bloyce is fully qualified in a range of relaxtion methods from aroma therapy and massage to reiki and hypnosis.

“Women who remain relaxed and keep a positive frame of mind throughout their pregnancy and labour are  less likely to have babies who are restless sleepers and less likely to encouter problems such as high blood pressure and pre-ecalmpsia.” Thea Bloyce

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation known to promote health and healing. Pre-natal reiki is designed to help  your body and soul learn to relax and prepare for birth and labour. There are numerous health benefits associated with this type of therapy linked to maternal blood pressure and improvements in the fetal environment, reducing the chance of chronic diseases later in adulthood. Pre-natal reiki has also been shown to help relieve pregnancy-related discomforts such as nausea and to lessen the impact of post-partum illnesses such as depression.

Pre-natal reiki & relaxation package

Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy that uses highly concentrated substances, called essential oils, that are extracted from plants. The act of massage can be very relaxing and can help ease a variety of pregnancy related niggles such as swollen feet. Some essential oils are not safe to use during pregnancy, particularly in your first trimester, our in-house aroma therapist will be able to advise you on this particularly if you have chosen to continue the use of essentilal oils as part of your birthing plan. Some essential oils such as lavender, chamomile and ylang ylang can have a calming effect, helping you lower your blood pressure, sleep better and reduce anxiety. Other oils are particularly good at easing aches and pains: mint is great for relief from nausea, just as cypress is effective in reducing swelling in the feet and ankles. Regular aromatherpay sessions throughout your pregnacny can help alleviate stress and provide a release from the burden of some pregnancy related symptoms and can also be used to create a positive association that can remain in your psyche in the labour room when the time comes to have your little one.

Pre-Natal Hypnotherapy Package – Hypnobirthing

Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool for relaxation and can act as a powerrfull preparation tool for labour and child birth. Hynotherapy is not for everyone and the use of hypnotherapy is most powerful on those who truely believe in the benefits themselves. hypnotherapy takes all the positive things that have happenden in your life and surronding your child and helps build a beautiful collage of imagery and positive associatations in your mind so when the time comes to push you wont feel the pain but more the beautiful life your about to embark upon together with your child and your partner.