Just something I did while waiting for my postnatal masseur to arrive the other day. A little summary of my life in the past 2 years. Time seems to fly by in a blink of an eye…
2010 Dec – I got married
2011 Feb – We had our honeymoon in beautiful Maldives
2012 Feb – The pregnancy test kit showed a + sign
2012 Oct – We welcome our little one to the world
It has been a crazy year so far, with me abstaining from so many things due to the pregnancy. But I’ve made it through and I thank my lucky stars for everyone who had supported me through this period.
Skin changes during pregnancy is very natural and previously, I had blogged about sensitive skin during pregnancy. You can read all about it Here. Along with sensitive skin comes acne problems too.
Skin around my back has gotten blotchy with blackheads and my face is still sensitive. Sometimes after removing my makeup, my skin would appear red and angry. So in order to calm and soothe it, I use my LMS LED Spotlight 24 gadget.
You might be skeptical about using LED lights during pregnancy but it’s perfectly safe if you are using it on your face or any part of your body other than your abdomen. If still in doubt, do always check with your doctor for advise.
Because the LMS Spotlight 24 is the largest gadget among the rest; the 3 & the 8. It has a bigger surface area and hence, is suitable for body parts such as the back. And it can cover each side of the cheek too.
So why am I using it even though I don’t have acne on my face? Because LED lights not only zaps pimples but it also has the following benefits:
- Minimizes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crow`s feet
- Clears blemishes and minimizes pores
- Improves the appearance of skin tone and texture
- Restores skin’s natural collagen production
- Reduces melanin that causes brown spots
- Reduces the effects of sun-damaged skin
- Increases circulation and moisture
- Reduces skin degradation, redness and flushing
- Decreases scarring, redness, dry patches, itching and sensitivity caused by eczema
- Stimulates and activates naturally occurring metabolic function and nutritional elements (Source: http://www.o2planet.com/led/index.html)
And yes, I do wake up to skin looking pumped up and better. As for the blackheads on my back, I’m starting a routine of regular scrubs to exfoliate the dead skin cells and blackheads. I’m currently using the Aqua Rine scrub. Regular scrubbing would help to unclog the congestion around the affected area.
Now, I’m just hoping I won’t get afflicted with melasma.
This is why I love to surf international forums, because I get to learn a lot about stuff uncommon in Singapore. Remember abut the fetal dopplers I had blogged about previously OVER HERE? It’s not very popular over here, I doubt any of the currently pregnant mothers-to-be around me know of this nifty little gadget.
Anyway, my next topic would be pregnancy pillows, which are also not really that well-known or loved over here. Some find them impractical and not necessary.
Pregnancy pillows come in all shapes and are for cushioning the belly and back to relieve aches and insomnia suffered from later stages of pregnancy. There are the ones which are U-shaped, the really long flat ones that resemble a gigantic bolster, the boomerang-shaped and the simple pillow wedge.
These different shapes cater to different pregnant ladies’ needs. Some prefer a U-shape one for both back and front support whereas some find the wedge pillow slotted under the belly sufficient. Some women make do without it by building a fortress of pillows around them, in hope that the pillows would provide them with enough cushioning and comfort.
Pregnancy pillows however do not come cheap in Singapore. So far, based on my research, they cost at least over a S$100 with some brands going for S$150+ at shops like Mothercare.
A need or want? You decide.
I must be living with my head in the sands like an ostrich. I didn’t even know Hilary Duff was married and pregnant already! Gosh, she’s only 24 years old and I thought that she was much younger than that. I mean, I don’t even recall ‘The Lizzie McGuire Movie” being 8 years old already. No wonder, I still thought that was a little girl.
And it seems like the couple had been planning for a baby judging from the interview she had with Ellen DeGeneres. She mentioned that hubby, Mike Comrie, NHL player was skeptical when she announced her pregnancy to him, he even made a joke about her being pregnant 12 times a year.
In the end, they had a touching moment, crying together in joy when realization set in. That’s really sweet.
Congrats Hilary & Mike!
Source: US Magazine