The Complete Guide To A Pregnancy-Safe Skincare Routine

Pregnancy changes everything about your world practically overnight. Your diet is both restricted and sometimes highly crave-driven, your hormones begin fluctuating in ways only experienced during pregnancy, and many expectant mothers scan their daily products to find and avoid those that aren’t safe for them both now and during breastfeeding. We’ve put together a day and night routine that’s pregnancy-safe for people who are either starting from scratch or who want to find relief from certain skin concerns that arise during pregnancy.

When making the decision for a new skincare product in your routine while pregnant, it’s always best to ask your doctor if a certain product or active ingredient is safe for you, and we recommend doing a skin patch test of any new product to ensure you won’t react negatively to its formula.

Daytime Pregnancy-Safe Skincare Routine

Cleanse

Start your day with our Herbal Cleanser a gentle foaming cleanser that’s free from harsh ingredients that aren’t recommended using during pregnancy.

Exfoliate

Not necessary to be done every day, having a safe exfoliator around can help keep your skin looking clear of dead skin cells that can clog pores and dull your complexion. Our pregnancy-safe Fine Herbal Facial Scrub is gentle yet potent, which means we recommend you don’t use it more than three times per week. For people with specific skin concerns like pigmentation or blemishes, there is a more comprehensive exfoliation method we’ll go through later.

Toner

Toning your skin is a great way to ensure your skin barrier is balanced and cleansed thoroughly to help keep you from producing too much oil or drying out too badly, both of which can occur due to your ever-changing hormones and your environment. We recommend both day and night to use our Protein Enzyme Mist toner with a pregnancy-safe complex that promotes the uptake of nutrients and ingredients from your other products.

Moisturize

Lock in day-long moisture with our Nourish Daily Antioxidant moisturizer that’s packed with potent antioxidants to help the skin whenever it’s used on the face and body from environmental stressors like free radicals and dehydration. We’re proud to offer this vegan and cruelty-free option for your daily moisturizing needs so you can feel good about the way your skin looks and feels.

Sunscreen

Depending on your daily routine and health during pregnancy, we always recommend using a good sunscreen to protect you from the invisible harm of ultraviolet radiation that’s nearly always present outside. Our top-performing moisturizing sunscreen offers broad-spectrum protection with the benefits of Brazilian Propolis for SPF 45+ protection when you need it.

 

Nighttime Pregnancy-Safe Skincare Routine

Cleanse

Whether or not you’re wearing makeup on a regular basis, our Herbal Cleanser is still an effective and simple cleanser for your nightly needs.

Toner

Depending on how your skin feels at the end of the day, our Protein Enzyme Mist toner can be a refreshing way to reset your cleansed skin or help boost its hydration depending on what you want as well as what your skin tolerates.

Moisturize

Specifically blended for use during sleep, our Evening Emulsion Enzyme Moisturizer comes with hydrolyzed collagen and elastin to give your skin the nutrients it needs overnight.

Pregnancy-Safe Extra Steps

Pregnancy can cause unexpected skin changes to nearly anyone, so we wanted to address our recommendations for the common concerns that arise during pregnancy. As always, talk to your doctor before committing to a specific care routine.

Pigmentation

Melasma is a commonly encountered issue during pregnancy or even while on birth control caused by the overproduction of melanin in certain regions of the face. If you’re struggling with pigmentation in the cheeks, nose, or forehead, try these steps:

In combination, these 24-hour active products gently exfoliate the skin to encourage turnover, helping the appearance of hyperpigmentation in the areas they’re used.

Acne-Prone Skin

With comforting formulas and effective natural ingredients, our Clarify products can help with active breakouts as well as breakout prevention.

  • Substitute our Clarify Polishing Mask for our Fine Herbal Facial Scrub and use as directed.
  • For active breakouts, try our Clarify Blemish Eraser in addition to your normal routine. It can be used during the day but may be visible when dry. The best results are usually found when used overnight.

Dehydrated Skin

If you develop or already had sensitive or dry skin, pregnancy can make the symptoms associated with it worse.

  • Add our Moisture Surge Hyaluronic Acid gel after your daily or nightly toner before your moisturizer & sunscreen for a nearly instant lift and smoother feel to your skin.
  • If your skin is dry and red, our Defy Age Corrective Facial Oil softens the appearance of the skin while still being safe to use while pregnant.

Professional Pregnancy-Safe Skincare Products

For best results, talk to your doctor or dermatologist before beginning any new or potent skincare product while pregnant or breastfeeding. When you know what ingredients and types of products to avoid and look for, come take our Skin Quiz to find professional-grade formulas for all your skincare needs during this tumultuous but joyful time.

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