1. Vitamins aren’t always for the best
Pregnancy can cause a number of changes in your skin, thanks to your fluctuating hormones. Some women radiate with glowing skin, while others can break out, experience hyperpigmentation, dry or oily skin. This is normal; however, it is important to avoid some ingredients that we’d usually turn to like vitamin A, retinol, hydroquinone, salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide as high levels can be unsafe for your baby.
2. Be sun smart
Pregnant skin is even more sun sensitive. Protect yourself daily and prevent additional pigmentation due to sun exposure by wearing an SPF every day that contains zinc oxide. For daily usage, one of our favourite pregnancy-friendly products is O Cosmedics Mineral Pro. We recommend applying this all over the face – don’t forget the front and back of your neck!
Read more about pregnancy:
- 12 weird but totally normal skin changes during pregnancy
- What happens inside your body during pregnancy
- The common skin conditions babies will experience this summer
3. Hydration, inside and out
Due to the increased demand on your pregnant body, the need for hydration is even higher. With the added heat during summer, staying hydrated is key, not only for helping with skincare but also with health risks.
4. Creams are your stretch mark’s worst nightmare
Stretch marks are common during pregnancy, and the hot weather can affect your body by leaving it dry and itchy and prone to more scarring. You can minimise this by using a natural body cream daily. We always recommend Skin Juice’s Mummy Tummy Stretch Mark Prevention Cream to our clients, it provides nourishing hydration while also preventing stretch marks. Ensure you massage this into your skin to ensure your body absorbs all the hydration.
5. Treat yourself … with pregnancy massages and facials
During pregnancy, you will experience changes with posture, sleep, hormones and circulation. To help you remain relaxed, refreshed and glowing, we’d recommend a specialist pregnancy massage and/or facial. Our trained specialists often work on tailored pregnancy issues, including assisting with circulation and keeping the lymphatic system working effectively, as well as hormonal balancing.