Congratulations on your bundle of joy! Over the next nine months, your body will change so much as the baby grows, and your skin is no exception. It’s important to develop a pregnancy skincare routine to handle it all.
Although some of the effects are fantastic - thicker, fuller, shinier hair and glowing skin; others are not so great, such as spots, redness, and other flare-ups. Here’s how to encourage balanced skin.
Hormones go haywire during pregnancy. One day your skin is dry and itchy; the next it’s oily and red. And, let’s not get into the sudden spots that appear out of nowhere. Remove dirt, debris, and excess oil from your pores with Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser. It deep cleans without stripping the skin of essential moisture. It’s even perfect for sensitive skin. It’s full of antioxidants to nourish the skin and soothe inflammation.
Avoid products containing retinoids products or salicylates
It’s a good idea to put away products containing vitamin A derivatives, including retinoids, as well as salicylic acid. These ingredients have the potential to harm the baby. Remove these products from your pregnancy skincare routine until after the baby has arrived.
Continue to moisturise
Sure, you’ve got the glow these days; however, it’s still important to apply a balancing moisturiser. Shineless Oil-Free Moisturiser is a lightweight hydrating cream that reduces shine and redness. It contains lilac stem cells to control and balance the skin and D-Trehalose to hydrate the skin all day long. Additionally, it contains prickly pear cactus extract to reduce redness and L-Carnitine to brighten your complexion.
Remember the Sunscreen
This is not the time to skip the sunscreen. Protect your skin with a plant-based sunscreen. Creme Couture Day from the Ohm Collection is a plant-based cream that nourishes the skin with anti-oxidants while protecting it from harmful UV rays and environmental damage. It’s vegan, cruelty-free, and free from parabens, perfumes, mineral oil and propylene glycol. Apply it daily as part of your morning pregnancy skincare routine.
Protect the rest of your body with sunscreen from the Ohm Collection. It’s also plant-based and contains nourishing ingredients that are safe for you, your baby, and the planet. The sunscreen is easily absorbed into the skin and is available in SPF 15 and SPF 30.
Switch to natural deodorant
Your pregnancy skincare routine doesn’t just cover your face; it covers the skin under your arms as well. The Ohm Collection offers cream and powder deodorant in a range of scents. These natural deodorants keep you smelling fresh as a flower for hours by alkalising odor. The products contain natural ingredients and are vegan, cruelty-free, and free from aluminium compounds, parabens, and propylene glycol.
Pamper your skin
You don’t have to avoid facials while you’re pregnant; however, it’s important to know what ingredients to avoid. When you book your next treatment, let your aesthetician know you’re pregnant. They’ll be able to find a treatment that is safe for you and the baby.