Pregnancy glow: this is how your fetus increases your beauty

Pregnancy glow: this is how your fetus increases your beauty

Pregnancy is accompanied by many physical and emotional changes in women and affects differently on mother's body, so some women experience the glow of pregnancy and many changes that increase their beauty.

For many women, pregnancy causes a noticeable increase in the beauty, face, and hair of a woman, in what is known as the phenomenon of pregnancy glow, which is the exact opposite of the phenomenon of the pregnancy mask.

What is the secret behind the glow of pregnancy? What are the other things that appear on a woman and make her more beautiful during pregnancy?

Pregnancy glow: How does it happen and what's the secret behind it?

The phenomenon of pregnancy glow is real and does exist and is not a myth as some might think, and many scientific explanations support and explain it.

Scientists attribute the changes taking place in the pregnant skin and its acquisition of exceptional freshness and beauty during pregnancy to the following:

  • The influx of hormones that occurs in a woman's body during this period, as these hormones stimulate the glands to produce more oils that make a woman's face look shiny, fresh, and smooth.
  • Increased blood flow and pumping during pregnancy, as blood production increases during this period by 50%, making the face appear brighter, fresher, and fuller.
  • Accelerate skin cell renewal processes and get rid of old cells faster.

Pregnancy glow side effects

The hormones in your body during pregnancy may cause you to have more acne than usual, due to the increased production of skin oils.

If you suffer from eczema, for example, symptoms may worsen during pregnancy, and the reason for this is also due to increased blood flow and hormones, which leads to increased itching and redness of the skin.

Other aesthetic phenomena that may be caused by pregnancy

Many phenomena may affect a pregnant woman,  other than the glow of pregnancy, and add to her beauty, including:

1. Lips fullness

The increased pumping of blood in the body of the pregnant woman makes her lips appear more full and may give them a pink color, as the mucous membranes in the body are filled with more blood and useful fluids, especially in the face area.

The hormonal changes that occur also play a major role in the appearance of the lips in a wonderful shape during pregnancy, but this is not completely without negatives, as the swelling of the lips that occurs may be associated with swelling of the gums and swelling in the eyes.

2. Increase in hair density and shine

Hormones play a major role in hair health and density, and as a result of the increased hormonal influx during pregnancy, hair may remain in the active phase of its cycle, significantly reducing the amount of hair falling out during pregnancy.

Pregnancy hormones, especially progesterone, also play an important role in increasing the activity of the sebaceous glands, which increases the number of oils in the scalp, thus making hair appear shinier and thicker.

3. Increase nail length and strength

The same reasons that may make your hair thicker and more beautiful, will also play a role in increasing the strength of women's nails during pregnancy, and some experts attribute this phenomenon to estrogen in particular.

Vitamins that a woman takes during pregnancy may also play a big role in strengthening nails and accelerating their growth during pregnancy.

4. Increase the size of the breasts

Although this may not seem positive in some women, the reality is that pregnancy may increase the size of the breasts, and the reason is the increase in the production of hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone.

These hormones prepare the breast tissue to produce milk when the baby is born, and the mother may notice that the nipples are darker and more erect than usual.

Most of these changes usually go away once the pregnancy ends with the birth of the baby, except for changes in the breasts, especially in the mother who works to breastfeed her child naturally.