Pregnancy safe skincare | What skincare is safe when I'm pregnant?

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 Your Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy and Postpartum Safe Skincare!

Hey there, mama-to-be (or fresh mama)! Let's chat about skincare during pregnancy and postpartum because, let's face it, your skin deserves some extra TLC during this incredible journey. So, grab a comfy seat, your favorite pregnancy pillow, and let's dive into the wonderful world of pregnancy-safe skincare!

 Is it safe?

  • Absolutely! Pregnancy and postpartum skin care can be safe and effective, as long as you choose products wisely. While some ingredients are best avoided during this time, there are plenty of pregnancy-friendly options available to keep your skin glowing and radiant.

What are the benefits?

  • Soothes sensitive skin: Hormonal changes during pregnancy and postpartum can wreak havoc on your skin, causing everything from breakouts to dryness. Pregnancy-safe skincare products are formulated to be gentle and soothing, providing much-needed relief for sensitive skin.
  • Boosts confidence: Let's be real – pregnancy and new motherhood can be a rollercoaster of emotions. But with the right skincare routine, you can feel confident and radiant, even on those days when you're running on three hours of sleep.
  • Addresses specific concerns: From stretch marks to melasma (hello, pregnancy mask!), pregnancy-safe skincare products are designed to target common skin concerns that arise during pregnancy and postpartum, helping you look and feel your best.

What should I be using?

  • Gentle cleansers: Opt for gentle, fragrance-free cleansers that won't strip your skin of its natural oils. Our soothe or glow milk cleansers would be best suited.
  • Moisturizers: Keep your skin hydrated and supple with pregnancy-safe moisturizers rich in nourishing ingredients like shea butter and vitamin E. The glow day cream and soothe night cream are ideal.
  • Sunscreen: Protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays with a pregnancy-safe sunscreen containing zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Bonus points if it's also hydrating and lightweight! We recommend Avocado Zinc.
  • Stretch mark creams: While they won't magically erase stretch marks, pregnancy-safe stretch mark creams can help improve skin elasticity and prevent new stretch marks from forming. We have a specifically designed belly, boobie and butt oil to help with the areas that most commonly stretch the most. Along with a yoni oil to help prevent perineum tearing.

What should I be avoiding?

  • Retinoids: Avoid skincare products containing retinoids, as they have been linked to birth defects when used in high doses during pregnancy.
  • Salicylic acid: While small amounts of salicylic acid are considered safe for topical use during pregnancy, it's best to avoid high concentrations or prolonged use.
  • Essential oils: Some essential oils may be safe during pregnancy, but others can be harmful or cause skin irritation. Clary sage is the most common to avoid.
  • Hydroquinone: This skin-lightening ingredient is best avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding due to potential safety concerns.


 Remember, mama, taking care of your skin isn't just about vanity – it's about self-care and nurturing yourself during this incredible journey into motherhood. So, pamper yourself with pregnancy-safe skincare products that make you feel beautiful and confident, inside and out!

Here's to glowing skin and glowing mamas!


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