Your Guide to a Pregnancy-Safe Skin Care Routine

When pregnant, one need to be really looking out what they are putting on their skin. I went on a search for some goof advice from experts here.

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As soon as you find out you’re expecting, your whole world changes. And that should include your skin care routine too.

While it’s more well known that you must shelve your favorite wine (sorry!), having to nix your trusted skin care products may come as a real shock. But all eyes are on your skin products for a good reason: Certain ingredients can be absorbed into your body, and therefore, your baby’s body too.  So you need to be extra careful! Rest assured that most over-the-counter (OTC) body care products are safe to use because of the low concentration of active ingredients, but there are a few ingredients that could be harmful to your little one. 
But here’s the good news: You can find a balance between maintaining your glow and protecting your baby.Whether you’re looking for a safe product to reverse an unwelcome skin change brought on by pregnancy (yes, unfortunately, this does happen) or you’re checking up on the safety of your current regimen, this breakdown of what a healthy pregnancy skin care routine looks like — as well as what specific ingredients to avoid — is for you.

Skin changes during pregnancy

You are not alone! Pregnancy-related skin changes happen to many people. Hormones can take the blame, along with changes to your cardiovascular system and immune function during pregnancy.

While some lucky people experience 9 months of pure complexion perfection (seriously, who are those people???), many experience at least one less favorable new or worsening skin issue at some point. The most common are:

  • dry skin
  • darkening skin (a condition called melasma or chloasma)
  • acne

People with pre-existing skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea, may also experience a change in their symptoms (for better or worse).

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And because your body is “all in” when it comes to pregnancy and working overtime, crazy skin changes can affect other places too — think stretch marks, spider veins, hair growth, and even hair loss. Yes, we are true warriors!

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