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.
Unlike retinol, salicylic acid is totally safe during breastfeeding so you can spritz away as soon as your baby is born.
If you just can't live without your salicylic Acid while you incubate your offspring, we have great news!
While our PURIFYING FACIAL TONER does contain this acne-busting ingredient, dermatologists have deemed the No BS. formula safe to use while pregnant due to the low concentration of Salicylic Acid.
Of course, there's no harm in a 9-month raincheck, but we thought you should know that our Toner is completely safe to use whenever, wherever!
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.
You can boost the effects of the Vitamin C + E Serum by introducing another preggo-approved powerhouse, our upcoming Antioxidant CoQ10 Cream.
Coenzyme Q10 is a powerful skin-plumping antioxidant that protects and supports collagen and elastin in the skin so if more supple skin is what you're after, you can reach for this moisturizer with ease.
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.
- Spray the PURIFYING FACIAL TONER over your face to refresh and hydrate every pore.
- Glow up with our VITAMIN C + E SERUM.
- Apply our DAY + NIGHT HYALURONIC CREAM or ANTIOXIDANT COQ10 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).