It’s no secret that during pregnancy your body experiences a multitude of changes, some you are prepared for, and others that are more unexpected. Whilst you are pregnant, it is more important than ever to take care of your body and give it the extra nourishment it needs. This is where adding supplements into your daily diet and beauty routine can help to maintain your bodily balances, and provide health benefits such as skin support and boosted immunity.
For those looking to incorporate supplements into their diet, it can be difficult to know where to start, and which benefits you should focus on. We interviewed Antonia Knox, Head of Brand at sustainable pregnancy skincare brand Aurelia London, who has worked on their formulations and new product developments since the brand was founded eight years ago. Antonia gave us the lowdown on the what, why and how of supplements, and which ones you should be incorporating into your routine.
Why might you need to take supplements when pregnant?
One of the significant changes you may experience during pregnancy is related to your skin type and concerns. Due to drastic differences in your hormone levels, your complexion often changes during this time, which is where supplements can help. ‘Fluctuating hormones result in unexpected skin changes during pregnancy, which can be very frustrating. It’s important to take extra care of your skin at this time, and it might be a good time to begin a more hollistic beauty regime.’
What supplements should you start with?
Antonia recommends starting off with supplements that have multiple benefits for both your skin, and your overall health: ‘start with a supplement that has added benefits such as the Aurelia Beauty + Immunity Supplements. These are designed to improve skin vitality as well as boosting the immune system from within, two things that are extremely important to support during pregnancy.’