The last time I asked for question submissions for my Friday Q&A series, I was surprised by how many of you asked about pregnancy skincare recommendations. I’ve struggled with my skin long before I got pregnant so I definitely don’t pretend to have this all figured out, but I thought I’d share what I’m using these days in case it helps some of you find a new favorite product! All of these products were approved by my OB-GYN but it goes without saying that you should 100% consult your doctor before introducing a new skincare product while pregnant. I’ve been keeping it super simple and streamlined as opposed to experimenting with a bunch of new-to-me brands and products, but I have been curious about testing out Beautycounter products in particular. If you have and love any of their products, I’d love to hear your favorites!
Weezie Towels c/o
I love both of these cleansers and find that alternating them every other day is my best bet for keeping breakouts at bay without drying out my sensitive skin.
Toner: Caudalie Moisturizing Toner
I love the fresh smell of this toner and the reasonable price tag. A full-size bottle usually lasts me around six months. I let it dry completely before applying additional products and feel like it helps everything absorb better.
I’ve tried to go without this pricey face oil but every time I’ve skipped a week or two after one bottle runs out, cystic acne will return in full force along my chin and jawline. If you struggle with hormonal acne (pregnant or not), this product is a game-changer that’s worth every penny, and if you stick to just a few drops a day, you can stretch each bottle to last you several months.
Moisturizer: La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream
I relied on this heavy duty moisturizer to repair my painfully dry skin after my Fraxel treatment last year and it’s been a godsend for dry skin during pregnancy.
I use a face mask maybe 1-2 a week and it’s been a nice way to relax at night while I take my 973 vitamins. 🙂 I love the Tata Harper purifying mask for a deep clean of clogged pores and I recently read Grace’s tip to layer the cleanser over the resurfacing mask for excellent exfoliation. So I’ll use the purifying mask if I feel a breakout coming on or combine the cleanser and resurfacing mask if I’m just looking for a little extra glow. I have lots of other favorite masks but I’ve been keeping it simple during pregnancy so I don’t have to go to my doctor to ask about new ingredients at every appointment.
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