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 avoid those that aren’t safe for them both now and during breastfeeding.
We’ve put together a day and night routine for pregnant people who want help with 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 Skincare Routine
Start your day with our Herbal Cleanser, a gentle foaming cleanser that’s free from harsh ingredients like benzoyl peroxide that aren’t recommended for use during pregnancy.
Not necessary to be done every day, having an exfoliator around can help keep your skin looking clear of dead skin cells that can clog pores and dull your complexion. Our 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.
Toning your skin is a great way to ensure your skin barrier is cleansed thoroughly and helps with the appearance of both excess oil and dry skin, both of which can occur due to your ever-changing hormones and your environment. We recommend both day and night use of our Protein Enzyme Mist Toner complex which helps to promote the look of refreshed, hydrated, and healthy skin.
Lock in day-long moisture with our Nourish Daily Antioxidant Moisturizer that’s packed with potent antioxidants like Vitamin C to help your 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.
Depending on your daily routine and health during pregnancy, we always recommend using good sunscreen to assist in protecting 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 Skincare Routine For Pregnancy
Whether or not you’re wearing makeup on a regular basis, our Herbal Cleanser is still an effective and gentle cleanser for your nightly needs.
Our Protein Enzyme Mist toner is a refreshing way to end your day. This toner leaves skin looking hydrated and radiant. While its fresh apricot aroma helps to relax the senses.
Specifically blended for use during sleep, our Evening Emulsion Enzyme Moisturizer contains hydrolyzed collagen and elastin to give your skin the nutrients it needs overnight.
Pregnancy Skincare Routine - Extra Steps
A pregnancy glow might be welcomed, but not all pregnancy changes are. Pregnancy can cause unexpected skin changes in nearly anyone, so we wanted to address our recommendations for a few common concerns that arise during pregnancy. As always, talk to your doctor or a board-certified dermatologist before committing to a specific pregnancy skincare routine.
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 dark spots in the cheeks, nose, or forehead, try these steps:
Along with regular exfoliation, use our CXC Vitamin C Complex in the morning before moisturizing.
In the evening, up to three times per week, use our Himalayan Superfruit Enzyme Polish as directed before following with toner.
In combination, these products gently exfoliate the skin to encourage turnover, helping the appearance of hyperpigmentation in the areas they’re used. Pigmentation is different from the red skin tone that arises from stretch marks, which typically do not respond to topical products.
With comforting formulas and clean, effective ingredients, our Clarify products can help with active breakouts as well as help reduce the chances of future breakouts.
- Substitute our Fine Herbal Facial Scrub for our Clarifying Polishing Mask and use it as directed.
- For active breakouts, try our Clarify Blemish Eraser with salicylic acid 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.
If you develop or already had dry or sensitive 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 and sunscreen for an added boost of hydration.
- If your skin is dry and red, our Defy Age Corrective Facial Oil softens the appearance of the skin.
High-Quality Pregnancy 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.