Your Skincare Guide During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is such a beautiful miracle and is undoubtedly one of the most precious times in life, with the imminent arrival of a new baby along with all the joy and excitement that entails. 

However, you want to be mindful of what you are putting on your skin to ensure you are keeping yourself and your baby safe. In this blog, we dive deep into all your skincare-related pregnancy questions to reveal the safest ways to skincare during this exciting time in a woman's life. While there are no specific rules to follow regarding skincare during pregnancy, our resident esthetician shares general guidelines for pregnancy-safe skincare practices. 

Sometimes pregnancy can cause a whole host of concerns, and one of those are hormonal skin conditions. While it may be tempting to lather on every serum and cream, our resident esthetician explains why you might want to adjust your skincare regimen, simplify it, and not use certain ingredients while pregnant. 

Use Natural & Non-Toxic Skincare 

There are many benefits to using natural, non-toxic, and vegan skincare, whether pregnant or not. Steer clear of products that contain potential skin irritants like heavy perfume or fragrance, dyes, and harmful additives. The products we use daily absorb into our skin. It is so necessary to be mindful of the ingredients in your skincare products. 

Ingredients Recommended To Pause During Pregnancy 

With an array of expected skin concerns during pregnancy, it's all too tempting to call upon the most active skincare to hone in on the problem. 

Our resident esthetician advises pausing the use of the following ingredients until after pregnancy and breastfeeding:

  • Retinol 

  • Tretinoin

  • Hydroquinone

When it comes to visiting the spa, it is generally recommended to steer clear of skin treatments like botox, fillers, professional chemical peels, and micro-needling until after pregnancy and after breastfeeding has finished. Instead, opt for a relaxing holistic facial. Be sure to ask your skin therapist for a holistic and pregnancy-safe facial. Other facial treatments you can do instead while pregnant are: an enzyme peel, facial massage, and lymphatic drainage. These treatments will brighten, depuff, and soothe the look and feel of your skin.

However, because there is so much information and different opinions available, our resident esthetician recommends consulting your skin therapist if you need to address any specific skin issues during pregnancy.

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