Nikki Bella Shows Off ‘Grays’ & ‘Pigmentation’ In a Totally Honest No Filter Pregnancy Post

Nikki Bella is keeping it real. The Total Bellas star and former WWE entertainer has been sharing her pregnancy journey with fans — from sharing the news that she and twin sister Brie are both expecting to posting a naked pregnant selfie to belly dancing — but her latest post is perhaps her most honest yet. More than 20 weeks into her pregnancy (and several weeks into quarantine) the mama-to-be just posted a completely makeup-free selfie on Instagram that shows off just the slightest glimpse of a few gray hairs and mild melasma, or skin pigmentation, that’s a common skin condition during pregnancy.

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Time for that no filter post. Pregnancy has given me pigmentation on my cheeks and upper lip with a growing bump that makes me smile everyday. Quarantine has reminded me of the sparkles (grays) and wild eyebrows I have and the goals I have made throughout my life and want to focus more on. Oh and that I have an amazing chef as a fiancé! Who’s trying to make me gain a lot more pounds than my thighs that are already touching and rubbing would like. Can’t wait for my Laser Away appointments after breast feeding bc I have realized there is no boundary to where, when and how much your hair wants to grow. (I’m officially becoming Brie lol!!) Learning to sleep on my side this past month has been a challenge especially bc it has brought a lot of neck pain back and now my cheeks have some fun friends that have joined them (pimples lol) can’t wait to get a facial again! Dreaming of that Sothys spa in Paris (dream big right lol) But goodness it’s pretty amazing to start to see the real, natural you again right? Without all the beauty appointments and makeup everyday. I hope in this time we can start to love ourselves more. Appreciate the flaws, the changes, our age. I’m going through a lot of course bc of pregnancy but goodness when I feel my baby kick or move, I don’t care how many pounds I have gained, or skin changes I have, or pain that feeling is unlike anything I have ever experienced. It makes me smile so big every time. The love is already greater than any other! Excited for the rest of this journey called the miracle of life. ✨🦋 Hope to connect more with all you mommies on here. ❤️

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“Time for that no filter post,” she wrote. “Pregnancy has given me pigmentation on my cheeks and upper lip with a growing bump that makes me smile everyday. Quarantine has reminded me of the sparkles (grays) and wild eyebrows I have and the goals I have made throughout my life and want to focus more on.”

Let’s be clear: Bella looks gorgeous, and we’re always happy to see celebrities share makeup-free selfies. But in an age of filters and fillers, it’s refreshing to see a pregnant star go au natural and get super-honest about the very common changes pregnant bodies go through — and we’re not just talking about a growing bump. Hair and skin changes during pregnancy are incredibly common, and melasma — the pigmentation that Bella refers to in her post — is far and away the most common skin condition that affects pregnant people.

Bella also touches on weight gain — thanks to her “amazing chef as a fiancé,” having to learn to sleep on her side, and another pregnancy-related skin change: acne. And while quarantine (and pregnancy) is keeping her from some usual self-care appointments, she’s clearly keeping a good attitude about it all.

“I hope in this time we can start to love ourselves more,” her post continued. “Appreciate the flaws, the changes, our age. I’m going through a lot of course bc of pregnancy but goodness when I feel my baby kick or move, I don’t care how many pounds I have gained, or skin changes I have, or pain that feeling is unlike anything I have ever experienced. It makes me smile so big every time. The love is already greater than any other! Excited for the rest of this journey called the miracle of life. ✨🦋 Hope to connect more with all you mommies on here. ❤️”

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