Pregnancy brings along many physiological changes and concerns in women. While women receive compliments about how lovely their hair is and how their skin seems to glow, they are also going through some not so welcome changes. Pregnancy also brings along with it, swelling, nausea, dark circles, pigmentation, etc.
The occurrence of dark circles and puffiness in early pregnancy causes changes in the way you look and more importantly, how you feel. They are the only thing standing between a mommy-to-be glow and you. But be assured, there is an abundance of natural remedies and tips to help combat them.
What causes dark circles and puffiness?
Normally there are a host of reasons for Dark Circles & Puffy Eyes , but the reasons for a pregnant woman can be quite different.
- Morning Sickness or Nausea. Almost all women experience morning sickness or nausea in varying degrees. There is also a loss of fluids and nutrients that happens alongside. Also, the inability to eat can be taxing and draining. So, this shows up as puffy skin and under-eye dark circles.
- Hormonal changes. Pregnancy triggers a multitude of hormonal changes. Hormonal imbalance is responsible for dilating the blood vessels. This leads to holding more volume and hence pooling blood under the eyes. Hence, this pooled blood being dark red in color gives the appearance of dark under-eye circles.
- Inadequate Physical Exercise or Movement. People with good physical activity have bright red blood high in oxygen. However, with lethargy or inadequate physical activity, the blood cells will deoxygenate. This deoxygenated blood is no longer bright red but rather a darker blue tinge. It aggravates skin puffiness and shows up as dark under-eye circles.
- Inflammation. Factors such as fluid retention cause inflammation or swelling. Puffy facial skin, swollen feet, and hands are induced when the woman is not hydrated enough. Inflammation slows down the blood flow to the sensitive and delicate skin around the eyes. Hence, they end up looking as dark patches.
- Sleep Deprivation. With the baby growing rapidly, the mother can find it difficult to sleep in as easily as she was able to earlier. If she doesn’t hydrate adequately, acid reflux and heartburn could also prevent her from sleeping well. Tossing and turning to find a better position all night quickly ends up into the woman having panda eyes!
How to deal with dark circles and puffy eyes?
Treatment of undereye dark circles and puffiness depends on finding the exact underlying cause. Although it might be due to various medical reasons, lifestyle choices could bring out the same as well. Adhering to proper exercises and keeping yourself hydrated and happy will have those dark circles fade away in no time. Here are some remedies that will help you manage the condition.
- Get enough sleep. Sound sleep is the best way to minimize undereye dark circles, no matter what the cause. Sleep deprivation makes the skin look pale. This makes the dark circles look more prominent. So, getting 7-8 hours of sleep will help you prevent dark-circles from appearing. Also, lesser acidity and heartburn promotes better sleep too!
- Balanced diet. It is vital to have a nutrient and fiber-rich diet. It makes you less prone to getting drained and exhausted. Your body is overworking by supporting two beings. So give it a balanced healthy diet by consuming loads of greens and fruits. This helps to detoxify and reduce the chance of possible vitamin deficiency. Also, cut out on all aerated, preserved and caffeinated drinks.
- Ample water intake. Ensure ample fluid intake in the form of plain old water (8-12 glasses), milk, tender coconut water, juices, soups, etc. Staying hydrated keeps your skin plump and supple. It reduces the pooling of blood and works wonders for good digestion.
- Yoga and Meditation. Get moving with prenatal yoga and calming exercises to feel active and energetic. Meditate daily with calming music to keep the jitters or stress away. Lesser the stress, better the glow!
- Exercise regularly. Regular exercise contributes to increased oxygen count in the blood cells. It is followed by a healthy glow and improved sleep (a minimum of 8 hours). Body rejuvenation and skin-repairing happen only when the body is well-rested. So, It’s all related, you see!
- Home remedies. Use an ice-cube with the juices from grated potato, lemon, and cucumber to target the dark circles. Rest your eyes with cotton pads dipped in rose water. Finish up by lightly massaging with almond, coconut or olive oil. Follow this trick regularly and see dark circles lighten up.
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