Trying to figure out what you can and cannot do during pregnancy can be an overwhelming task. With so many different rules and regulations, it can be hard to know where to start! This week in the blog, we are going through three best practices during pregnancy that you can try out! As a note, you should always check with your doctor and/or dermatologist to verify any questions or concerns you may have regarding skincare best practices.
Check Your Skincare
If you are struggling with trying to figure out what skincare you can and cannot use during pregnancy, just know you are not alone! It can be overwhelming when trying to research different ingredients to know what is safe and what isn’t safe during your pregnancy. Certain ingredients, such as Retinols and other AHA and BHA’s, have not been deemed as pregnancy safe due to their potency. However, Bakuchiol Complete is a great alternative to incorporate into your skincare routine!
- Bakuchiol Complete is a deeply hydrating Plant Based Retinol Alternative Serum that helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while leaving skin hydrated and healthier-looking. Bakuchiol is known as the gentler Retinol alternative that is helpful for those with sensitive skin. See what our favorite board certified dermatologist Dr. Hadley King says about Bakuchiol Complete below:
- “Bakuchiol is an extract of the Babchi plant long used in ancient Indian medical systems. It is one of the few Retinol alternatives for which studies back up the Retinol effect of anti-aging and skin brightening. And it doesn't seem to irritate and redden skin the way Retinol often does, so it appears to be a gentler option. And it's safe to use during pregnancy.”
When you are figuring out what skincare you can and cannot use during your pregnancy, it is always best to consult with your doctor and/or dermatologist to get a professional opinion.
Protect Your Skin!
While sunscreen should always be in your daily skincare routine, it is especially important that you wear SPF during pregnancy! During pregnancy, skin is often more sensitive to skincare and environmental stressors such as the sun. Wearing SPF is important to protect your skin from any potential sun damage. However, it is important that you are using a sunscreen that is safe to use while you are pregnant. While we offer several different products with SPF, it is always best to check with your doctor and/or dermatologist to see if your sunscreen is gentle enough for your skin during pregnancy.
Take Time for Self-Care
During your pregnancy, it is *super* important that you are still taking time for yourself to practice self-care! You can practice self-care at home by ensuring you are eating a healthy diet, doing light exercises, spending time outside, or by taking the time to rest. Another way to practice self-care is a spa day! Many spas offer facials and treatments that are specifically for pregnant women. These treatments are typically gentler than an average spa treatment. You can find a spa near you that offers pregnancy-safe skincare and treatments by visiting our spa finder! Remember, it is important to check with your doctor and/or dermatologist before doing anything to your skin during your pregnancy.
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