Pregnancy is one of the most memorable and joyous moments of our lives. The desire to keep ourselves & our babies healthy & toxin free often means we have to change our entire beauty routine to safer, more natural alternatives.
Not only do we need to rid our routine of toxins but we often have to find solutions for hormonal acne, 'mask of pregnancy' or melasma, increased redness and dry skin, all caused by the hormonal fluctuations of pregnancy.
To help you solve the skin issues that you may experience while pregnant and nursing we’ve put this guide together with the safeskincare products that will not only solve your skin dilemma’s, but also be better for you, your growing baby and our environment!
An increase in hormones called androgens cause hormonal acne. Most of us experience this during the first and second trimesters. When choosing a product for hormonal acne, opt for one with no acne triggering ingredients that is noncomedogenic, so it won't clog pores. Choose makeup products with Zinc Oxide for its natural inflammatory benefits & SPF.
This lightweight oil keeps the skin free from blemishes while still keeping it moisturised and calm.
This creamy, hydrating makeup gives superb coverage! It helps to minimise the appearance of acne and other skin issues. It’s Zinc Oxide base ensures natural SPF too!
Pregnancy Mask is characterised by dark tanned looking patches caused by hyperpigmentation, it is triggered by sun exposure and generally goes away after pregnancy. But there are still gentle ways you can help to minimise this un-wanted mask!
Pregnant or not, this remains a staple for me, It will even out your skin tone while feeding your skin with healthy and all natural soothing ingredients
Provides a gentle enzyme cleansing for clearer and supple skin. Can be used as an exfoliator, cleanser and mask, totally a game-changer!
During pregnancy the volume of our blood can almost double affecting our tiny blood vessels and resulting in increased redness of our skin, particularly on our face. Pick a cleanser that is soothing and calming to your sensitive skin.
Soothing and calming to the skin, this cleanser will ease sensitivities & help reduce redness. You need to stockpile up on this cleanser!
While some get oily skin during pregnancy a lot of women experience extreme skin dryness since our skins hydration goes to our babies first. Aside from drinking enough water, it’s important to choose a moisturiser that is ultra hydrating.
Provides skin with deep hydration, It's perfect for reducing stretch marks, wrinkles and scars too! This remains my top ultra-moisturiser!
Perfect for your dry skin woes with its highly nourishing & moisturising formula. This is really skincare with colour.