When it comes to pregnancy, a lot of things change; your physical appearance, yes. But beyond that, your needs and concerns all shift. And your hormones — this little one has me on a rollercoaster!
When I found out I was pregnant with Mitch and again now, I made a few immediate changes:
Reduced caffeine intake
Said goodbye to sushi
Updated my skincare routine
For beauty products, I usually keep it simple, same as my other routines with food and fitness. I take note of what I am consuming – and your skin is an organ, which means what you put on it goes in it. Though I will say, I am a bit more lax with my skincare than food on a regular basis.
Right when I got pregnant I went to my Dermatologist and OB asking all these questions. People on the internet scare you! My Dermatologist was so nice and just like, “Look, just keep it simple. You can use self-tanner, but don’t get a spray tan. You can use skincare, but don’t use products that say they are made for diminishing wrinkles. You can get your nails painted, just go to a well-ventilated salon.”
So, I tossed strong retinol products, I don’t use Neulash, no acne creams and I don’t use anything really strong. I use St. Tropez Gradual Tanning Lotion but I’m not over here using some self tanner that swears to stay on you for 4 weeks because that’s just aggressive in my book. After that it’s truly a personal preference! I was talking to a girlfriend at my baby shower and she was like, “With my first baby I only ate organic food and only used natural skin products. My second baby I ate whatever and used whatever. Both are healthy and happy boys.” So it’s really whatever you most feel comfortable with when you get into specifics of makeup brands, etc. because you know your body best and how it reacts! But of course there are the big no’s like a strong retinol cream, benzoyl peroxide, etc.
My girlfriend turned me onto the Drunk Elephant products and I have to say, I am obsessed. My skin has never been so smooth and healthy. The products are non-toxic and clean, meaning the majority of the line is perfect for pregnancy.
What I love even more is how effective the products are in clearing, brightening and plumping the skin.
Morning: I use the Rise and Glow kit (C-Firma Day Serum and B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel).
Evening: Lala Retro Whipped Cream (<—this product is life changing! I pile it on at night and wake up with the softest, dewest skin!)
What changed the most for you during pregnancy?
What is your ride or die beauty product or line?