Congrats mama, your bun is officially in the oven!
As all the work going on in your tummy floods your body with hormones, you may notice some less-than-thrilling changes to your skin.
We’ve been getting a lot of questions from moms-to-be about skincare for two. So, here’s a quick guide to help you rock the next 9 months and your preggo glow!
BABY BUMP PRODUCT DUMP
Some ingredients that are totally safe before pregnancy haven’t been confirmed as safe when you’re expecting.
There are a few ingredients which, while otherwise safe, should be avoided during pregnancy.
Retinol: Anti-aging, acne-fighting retinol packs a punch for your skin but since retinol is a type of vitamin A and ingesting too much vitamin A has been linked to birth defects, doctors recommend avoiding retinol during pregnancy or while breastfeeding just to be safe.
While using our RETINOL NIGHT CREAM will keep your skin young as your little ones grow, put it on the back shelf for now.
Salicylic acid: Salicylic acid fights acne by dissolving pore-clogging bacteria; however, some research has linked ingesting salicylic acid to unwanted bleeding.
The chances of this happening through topical application are super slim, but docs suggest staying away from topical salicylic acid acne treatments to be on the safe side.
While we love our PURIFYING FACIAL TONER, we recommend taking a 9-month raincheck.
Unlike retinol, salicylic acid is totally safe during breastfeeding so you can spritz away as soon as your baby is born.
One of your pregnancy besties is vitamin C.
This skin superhero prevents damage from free radicals, fights premature signs of aging, and gives you that Beyonce super glow.
You’ll want a product with a high concentration of vitamin C, like our VITAMIN C + E SERUM.
Since your hormones are changing faster than Lady Gaga’s hairstyle, you may find yourself battling breakouts the likes of which you haven’t seen since your days in AP Bio.
GET THAT GLOW
You’ve got a million and one things on your mind, so let’s keep skincare simple.
MORNING + NIGHT
- Start with our GENTLE FOAMING CLEANSER which will purify and soothe your skin.
- Glow up with our VITAMIN C + E SERUM.
- Apply our DAY + NIGHT HYALURONIC CREAM.
- Add our CHARCOAL DETOX PEEL-OFF MASK to your routine 1-2 times per week.
Keeping your skin balanced with a simple daily regimen can help your complexion weather the hormonal storm.
Enjoy this ultimate you-time and focus on giving yourself a little extra self-love (we see you, pizza and pickle cravings).