My Pregnancy Skincare Routine

April 12, 2021

 When you become pregnant, so many things change. Everything you put in or on your body now affects another little life. This sometimes means that your skincare routine might need some "pregnancy-safe" updates. 

When doing my research on skincare I came across an extensive list of ingredients people said I "should not" put on my skin. After talking to my doctor, I decided my main focus would be on excluding retinoids and salicylic and glycolic acids from my routine. 

Thankfully this meant that my routine wouldn't change too much from what I was doing before I was pregnant. I simply swapped out a few items. Specifically my toner and acne spot treatments, and I stopped using any anti-aging products altogether. 

This routine is great if you don't know what to do for your pregnancy skincare routine, and of course, it is still a great routine even if you're not pregnant!

AM Routine

Step 1: Cleanse - bioClarity Cleanse

Step 2: Tone - Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Mattifying Clay Toner (this is one of the new items I added to my routine in place of other toners, as it is pregnancy safe)

Step 3: Serum - bioClarity Restore

Step 4: Ice Roll - I keep my EcoTools Amethyst Roller in the fridge

Step 5: Moisturize - Philosophy Renewed Hope In a Jar + SPF 30

Step 6: Eye Balm - Tula Glow and Get it Cooling & Brightening Eye Balm

PM Routine

Step 1: Cleanse - bioClarity Cleanse

Step 2: Double Cleanse - Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

Step 3: Tone - Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Mattifying Clay Toner

Step 4: Spot Treat - Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion 

Spot Treat was a super important step for me to replace with a pregnancy-safe option because my pregnancy acne is the worst I have ever had. The buffering lotion was life-saving in addition to my philosophy toner.

1-2x / week

For the Belly

I use this Cup O' Coffee mask from Lush on my belly twice a week in the bath. I apply a generous layer and let it sit for ten minutes and then gently exfoliate for two minutes. 

I started out applying this Palmers Tummy Butter once a day, but now that I am almost in my third trimester I apply it twice a day.

Please remember that I am not a professional! I found all of these products by my own research and then brought them to my doctor for approval to use during pregnancy. 

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