Pregnancy is supposed to be a wonderful time in a woman’s life, but along with the baby come a fair number of difficulties that can make it tricky to look your best. When you’re sitting on the couch feeling as big as a house, it can be easy to look at pregnant celebrities like Mila Kunis and Zoe Saldana and wonder how in the world they look as good as they do. Keep reading to get a few tips on how the stars stay looking great during pregnancy and how you can too.
Make the Most of that Pregnant Glow
Everybody knows pregnancy is supposed to give you a glow, but what does that really mean?
Well, it turns out it’s not just an old wives’ tale. The increased blood volume during pregnancy can lead to a lovely natural flush, so take a cue from celebrities like Kristen Bell and stick to soft, natural makeup to take advantage of your maternal glow.
Fit Mama, Healthy Baby
There’s no hiding the baby bump, but pregnant stars typically take care to keep the rest of their body as toned as usual. Yoga is especially a favorite with actresses like Mila Kunis who enjoy the gentle stretching and strength exercises. Most celebrities also watch their diet while pregnant since healthy foods like nuts, lean meats, and vegetables are not only great for their looks but good for the developing baby as well.
Minimize the Side Effects
The glow is all well and good, but every pregnant woman knows that there are some unpleasant side effects. Swelling is very common due to the extra liquids floating around pregnant bodies, so be sure to spend time with your feet up to keep everything in good shape.
Issues like spider veins and varicose veins are also common because of the pressure the additional blood volume puts on them. While a reasonable weight gain and plenty of movement can keep them at bay, sometimes they’re temporarily unavoidable. You’ll never see a star out and about showing off their bulging veins, though, so take a page from the celebrity playbook and consider topical treatments that take away the symptoms of varicose veins. While surgery is not an option during pregnancy, topical medications can provide a gentle, natural way to reduce the symptoms of varicose veins.
Keep Up the Wardrobe
Staying stylish during pregnancy goes a long way toward looking good. Some pregnant celebrities stick with boho looks like a flowy top with cut-off shorts to disguise the belly while showing off toned legs, while others prefer to show off a cute bump with a body-con dress. Don’t think that pregnancy means you have to resign yourself to sweats. Feel free to experiment!
These celebrity tips can help you look your best during pregnancy, but remember: They’re paid to be gorgeous, and they have all the professional help that money can buy. Olivia Wilde comments that even after pregnancy she doesn’t look as good being a mom in real life as she does on the front page, so don’t take it too hard if you have a few flaws too. Remember that confidence is the absolute key to looking great, so go out there, enjoy your changing body, and let yourself feel like a star.