I guess everyone knows now that I was preggers and that’s why I was missing from the blog .
But , was pregnancy the reason for my absence? NO. I was missing simply because I had the worse skin during pregnancy with acne like teenager.
Initially,I broke out due to some hormonal tablets – but the acne stayed with me all through ! I was stressed from the 20 th week of pregnancy as I was very prone to developing pre eclampsia – which is a life threatening issue . Inevitably I would get a fresh breakout after each doctors appointment as my blood pressure was going upwards – especially in the last two months. So , I never saw a pregnancy glow !! It has taken me a lot of courage to post this pic online – so be nice
This pic was taken when I was 18 weeks preg .
Why am I talking about this on a beauty blog?
Coz today when I have stopped stressing about the state of my skin – it cleared up!!!
I tried every remedy which was pregnancy safe. Nothing worked . When a remedy would fail , I would get even more stressed as at that time I thought I am gonna be spotty for life . Dramatic – yes I know , but that’s exactly how I felt at that time .
Instead of enjoying my pregnancy , I was worried about my skin. I never had a major acne problem – just a couple of zits here and there – but here in pregnancy I was dealing with a breakout that would put a teenager to shame !
There were times when my skin would clear up – but that was temporary and then I would have a fresh breakout ! So , you can imagine my plight.
But in hindsight my emergency C section put some things in perspective – I almost died as my BP was dangerously high in the Operation theatre -185/110 – and when I delivered a heathy baby boy – I realised that life is more than acne and weight issues- another problem I battled in pregnancy as I gained 24 Kilos due to water retention.
After this realisation – I actually stopped thinking so much about my skin – and Ofcourse I preferred sleep over skincare as I batting pains post delivery and also fatigue plus was taking Some heavy medication To keep my BP in check – which was totally pregnancy induced . I am all clear now .
What happened next ? With the hormones settling down – my skin began to clear up. First – the new breakouts stopped .Then slowly – the marks began to fade . Also – since I wasn’t focussing too much on skin care – I did not overload my skin with products and gave it a chance to breathe .
With regards to weight – more you stress about ,the more difficult it is to stay motivated. If you do not get quick results you are more prone to giving up if you worry about the scale not showing a lower number . With the hectic life and a flurry of activity that a new baby brings – I lost 16 kilos in three months – I still have a few more kilos to go , but I am working towards it rather than complain about it.
My skin now:
Stress increases the amount of cortisol in your body which leads to skin and weight issues. Coming back from the brink of death made me realize that stress doesn’t get you anywhere .It makes more sense to let go at times and let nature take its course .
Be happy and try not to worry too much about skin and weight issue which are entirely reversible and in your hands – but go on and do something about it.
Have you faced serious skin problems?How did you handle?
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