A woman’s journey through life is marked by various hormonal changes, and one of the most significant milestones is pregnancy. This beautiful phase often brings about the coveted “Pregnancy glow,” but it also presents its unique set of challenges. Pregnancy can trigger a range of skin changes, including acne flare-ups, dryness, hyperpigmentation, and stretch marks. Navigating these changes calls for gentle and safe skincare choices—ones that prioritize both the well-being of your skin and the health of your baby.
With the help of products from CHOSEN® By Dermatology, this blog serves as your comprehensive pregnancy skincare guide. This blog will help you effectively manage your skin concerns in a safe and nurturing manner during pregnancy. Let’s get into this simple and effective pregnancy-safe skincare routine to pamper your skin during this special time:
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Gentle Cleansing: Start your day by cleansing your face gently with a mild cleanser, and you can use mild baby bars for cleansing. Pat your skin dry with a clean, soft towel.
Sun Protection: Follow up with a pregnancy-safe mineral sunscreen. SAFESCREEN® Brigade Road is a high-performance mineral sunscreen specially formulated with ingredients that are safe for use by pregnant women. It contains non-nano Zinc Oxide, a safe and effective mineral UV filter. With SPF 50+ and PA ++++, it provides heavy-duty sun protection. With water resistance of up to 6 hours, this mineral reduces the need for frequent reapplication. And you know what? SAFESCREEN® Brigade Road is free from chemical UV filters, parabens, silicones, artificial colours and fragrances.
In addition, make sure to limit sun exposure whenever possible and use physical sun protection in addition to sunscreen. Wearing a wide-brimmed hat and protective clothing can further shield your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.
Thorough Cleansing: In the evening, thoroughly cleanse your face again with a mild baby bar to remove any sunscreen residue. Pat your skin dry with care.
Use a preservative-free lactic acid peel like Milk Route® Water-less once to twice a week. Make sure to stick to the leave-on time of up to 3 minutes and wash off thoroughly with a mild baby bar. Though the ingredients used in this DIY lactic acid peel are considered safe for use in pregnancy, as a measure of caution, it is recommended to consult your treating physician once before adding it to your routine.
Light Routine® LED Mask:
Invest in self-care with the Light Routine® LED Mask for the recommended duration depending on your concern specified in the manual. With a unique patented pigment line design, this home LED mask offers a chemical-free approach to rejuvenating your skin safely.
Use a bedtime serum: Depending on your skin concern, you may add a specific product to your bedtime routine. If you have dry, dehydrated skin, use a lightweight hydrating face moisturizer like OptiMIST WaterBody® Aqua. If you have oily, acne-prone skin and pigmentary spots, you can opt for Re(d)covery® serum, which contains tranexamic acid, which can help reduce acne and pigmentation. It’s important to note that topical tranexamic acid is considered safe for use in pregnancy, but it is recommended to consult your healthcare provider before adding any skincare actives to your everyday routine.
Additional Tips for Glowing Skin
To enhance the efficacy of your skincare routine and maintain a radiant complexion during pregnancy, focus on a well-balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Proper nutrition plays a crucial role in nourishing your skin from the inside out.
Ingredients to Avoid During Pregnancy
While you’re diligently caring for your skin, it’s equally important to be aware of ingredients that are best avoided during pregnancy. These include:
High-dose salicylic acid
Chemical UV filters
In conclusion, pregnancy is a unique journey, and your skin reflects the stages of this incredible experience. By following a holistic approach that includes gentle skincare, sun protection, and a healthy diet, you can keep your skin radiant and well-protected throughout this remarkable time in your life.