While on this journey I have experienced so many changes in my body, it is unbelievable! As I am sure we have all heard during maternity, that every pregnancy is different, yet there are several commonalities among us.
Rather early in my pregnancy, I would say in my second or third month, I noticed that rather than having this tremendous glow all the time, my skin was less than radiant… In fact, it was DRY!!! By the time noon came around I looked as if though I washed my face, showered and walked out of the house without applying any moisturizer, anywhere, in January!
My regular lotion and facial moisturizer just was not cutting it. So, I went to a very natural source and began to use it from head to toe. Coconut Oil.
I chose an organic coconut oil by Shea Moisture. At first, I had to get used to the extreme shine of my skin, but as time passed the coconut oil penetrated my dry skin and restored it a healthy level of moisture. I have also noticed that as my baby “bump” continues to grow, keeping it moisturized with the coconut oil has helped with my skin’s elasticity as it stretches.
I went on to read about the various health benefits of coconut oil and intend to continue with the skincare regimen well past gestation.
Here are a few health benefits of coconut oil:
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Until next time… Be courageous, be encouraged, MELANIN AND MOTHERHOOD is BLACK GIRL MAGIC PERSONIFIED!
Yours On This Journey,
Crystal D. Charley-Sibley, MBA
Founder of Melanin and Motherhood, Co-Founder of Queen Village LLC, is a community activist, women's empowerment speaker, a first-time mother, and wife, chronicling her journey of motherhood!