We’ve all heard about the “pregnancy glow”. Usually, pregnancy hormones can make your hair thicker and your skin clearer and brighter, but sometimes it works the opposite way. Obviously, you must take special precautions while pregnant, especially since many products are absorbed through the skin. With so many ingredients to avoid, it can be hard to choose the right products to use. Here are our best tips and favorite products to keep you looking gorgeous and staying healthy on your special journey.
Many women develop dark pigmentation patches called melasma while they are pregnant. This can be treated using a gentle, safe product that will lighten the patches without irritating your skin or harming your baby. Auriga Melaclear Cream is the perfect product for this as it works directly on pigmentation and also fights the root causes, diminishing any unsightly dark patches.
If your hormones are making your skin break out in acne and invoking memories of high school, make sure you use gentle products to treat it and avoid using anything with salicylic acid or retinoids. Instead, go for products that contain a tiny bit of AHAs like glycolic acid or lactic acid. Jan Marini Bioglycolic Face Cleanser is a great choice as it will gently cleanse and exfoliate your skin in just one step, perfect for busy mamas-to-be.
For itchy, dry skin, try Elemis Japanese Camellia Body Oil Blend. This natural blend of Camellia and almond oil can be applied directly to your skin to moisturize and soften or even applied to your scalp to ease dryness and soothe. This super oil formula will also help prevent stretch marks. You can even add it to your bath for a little end-of-day relaxation.
Finally, with something as precious as pregnancy, you should always be cautious. If you have any doubts about using any products while you are pregnant, please check with your doctor.