March 09, 2022
We’ve all heard of that wondrous “pregnancy glow,” so let’s talk about the not so pretty stuff—hormonal breakouts, stretch marks, and dull, dry skin during pregnancy. During the stages of pregnancy, your skincare routine will change dramatically. Here are a few ways to care for your skin and keep it looking its best well into your third trimester and beyond!
Avoid toxic ingredients at all costs!
Avoiding toxic chemicals is the key recipe for any effective skincare routine— pregnant or not!
The less toxins your skin organ absorbs, the easier it is for it to stay healthy and glow from the inside out. The most common toxic offenders in skincare that you should be mindful of avoiding during pregnancy are: phthalates, formaldehyde and petrolatum! Ditch the products loaded with hard to pronounce lab made concoctions and center your routine solely around plant-based ingredients found in nature.
Target stretch marks before they develop
Stretch marks are the most common skincare concern for women during pregnancy. Target stretch marks with natural oils that hydrate stretching skin. Jojoba oil is an all-natural regenerative remedy known to promote collagen in the skin, having the potency to fade scarring, improve skin’s elasticity, and reduce stretch marks.
Battle breakouts with a good diet and shea butter
Hormonal changes in the body during pregnancy make trigger acne breakouts. Remember, the best way to nourish your skin is through a good diet and daily movement! To confront the issue topically, apply easily absorbable and non-comedogenic shea butter to calm redness and smoothen the complexion.
Hydrate dry skin
Many women experience dull, dehydrated skin during pregnancy. Though the appearance of dull skin can be attributed to a variety of factors, skin dehydration is frequently the main culprit. Hydration has many important roles on the skin, including; improving oxygen delivery to cells, transporting key vitamins and nutrients to the surface, moistening oxygen for breathable skin, plumping the skin surface and flushing toxins and non-essential oils! Use a rich body lotion packed with aloe vera juice— which is naturally boosted with tons of minerals and potassium—on your body to reap the benefits of lively, hydrated skin daily!
Stop stressing about your skin concerns! Ditch the dryness, stretch marks, and blemishes once and for all and go back to focusing on creating life! You’re amazing!