How to Have Glowing, Gorgeous Skin Without Getting Pregnant (VIDEO)

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Three things I miss about being pregnant: luxurious hair, strong nails, and beautiful, radiant skin.

We can't help you with the hair or the nails, but in this latest episode of  The Sarah James Show, Sarah talks to a dermatologist about how to get that lovely, healthy glow back ... without adding to your family.

Unsurprisingly, an overall healthy lifestyle is the most important factor in beautiful skin. Exercise, a good diet, and plenty of sleep will all show up on your face.

Fruits and vegetables, especially those with a lot of Vitamin C like broccoli, or with lycopene, like tomatoes and strawberries, keep your glow going.

Good fats make a difference too -- think salmon, avocados, and walnuts, all of which are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, not butter!

Keeping properly hydrated is also key, as is, surprisingly, caffeine. About a cup of coffee a day can be beneficial to your skin, and topical creams with caffeine can tighten and brighten.

And if all else fails, try a chemical peel; there are at-home versions or more strong ones that can be done by a dermatologist. It peels away dry, dull skin to reveal the dewy-fresh new skin underneath ... and can have a good effect on breakouts and fine lines, too!

For more tips, check out the video ... and the gorgeous skin on both these ladies!

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What do you do to keep your skin beautiful?


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It is not pregnancy that gives you the stong nails and thick hair. Those are a result of the prenatal vitamins which anyone can buy over the counter. You also don't need to be pregnant take a prenatal...

Evaly... EvalynCarnate

Its really a coin toss whether you're going to have that "pregnant glow" anyway. With my first I was all bubbles and sunshine and a clear face...


THIS time around, however, I'm oily and break-outy and having an intense urge to wash my face 3 times a day. LOVE them hormones O.o


Guest is right though. Prenatals are what give you the strong hair and nails. Hormones play a tiny part, I think, but its mostly the extra boost of vitamins like Iron and Folic Acid from what I can tell.

kebrowni kebrowni

My face looked so bad when I was pregnant that it was as if I'd been beaten in the face with a meat tenderizer. Luckily it has cleared back up, but it took over a year. I take vitamins, wash my face daily, skip makeup (except mascara) and ocassionally use Sudocrem on a breakout to dry it up or an epsom salt soak to get rid of redness.

SLA28 SLA28

I looked like a teenager I had so much acne when I was pregnant.  Plus everyone and their mother decided that my acne was a surefire indicator that I was pregnant with a girl, even after we already knew it was a boy.


Go back to that?  No thank you!

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