During pregnancy, your body goes through an upheaval of hormonal changes that can leave you crying for what feels like no reason, and your skin may be less than radiant.
Don’t despair if this sounds like you, it’s completely normal and you aren’t alone! The last thing you want to deal with on top of the cascade of emotions are skin issues!
We’ve put together the perfect skin care routine to not only solve your skin care woes, but to also ensure you aren’t exposing yourself or your baby to harmful toxins that may put your health at risk and affect development of your developing fetus.
Keep reading for our ultimate non-toxic skin care routine that we encourage you to continue well after your bubba arrives!
Oil Cleanser: 100% Pure Coconut Oil Moisturizing Cleansing Milk
Oil cleansers are all the rage and it really is no surprise.
More people have become aware of the fact that many conventional cleansers contain drying ingredients that strip the skin of beneficial oils and put it at risk of anything from breakouts to a higher risk of showing the signs of aging.
Stick to an oil-based cleanser twice a day to provide a deep down cleanse while maintaining your skin’s moisture balance.
Tone: Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist
Toners are good for an array of reasons, not only for removing excess traces of makeup your cleanser may have missed.
Toners help to add extra hydration, infuse the skin with antioxidants, tighten the pores and prep it for better absorption of your follow up products.
This one is especially wonderful, because it’s brimming in aromatic rose to nourish the skin and lift the spirits on days you’re feeling extra hormonal!
Moisturize: Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum
This step may just be the most important of all, because it adds a protective layer over the skin to lock moisture in and keep pollutants out.
A vitamin C serum may just become your new best friend during pregnancy as it helps to reduce inflammation for clearer skin, boosts collagen for younger looking skin, lightens pigmentation (like melasma, known as pregnancy mask) and brightens the complexion like nobody’s business!
Don’t forget your body: Nourish Organic Rose Butter
Of course you want to take just as much care with your body as you do with your face, especially your growing bump!
Be sure to drench yourself in a rich body butter or body oil at least twice a day to infuse your skin with nutrients to keep it healthy and to prevent stretch marks from appearing.
Look for ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter and vItamin E for a truly luxurious experience!
Apply your SPF: True Natural Sunscreen
Your skin may be more sensitive right now so be sure to protect it against harmful uv rays that can really aggravate sensitive skin and result in flare ups and sunburn.
Look for an organic SPF and make sure it’s at least 30 SPF or higher, like this SPF 50.
This non-toxic routine will ensure you enjoy that pregnancy glow, we won’t tell anyone you had a little help!