It’s almost like your body is prepping you to care for your baby’s delicate skin.
During pregnancy, you’re prone to acne, rashes, and other itchiness.
The fluctuations of your hormones are wreaking havoc on your body.
You’ll be more sensitive than you ever were except when you were an infant.
But you’re not powerless.
There are five simple things you can do to keep your skin healthy while you’re pregnant.
Tip one: skip the smelly good stuff
The first rule of thumb to protect delicate skin is to avoid harsh ingredients.
You need to take a break from the perfumes, fragranced lotions, and good-smelling shower gels you used before.
Check the label on all your skincare products.
Avoid the ones with artificial fragrances (“parfum”) and dyes (FD&C 1, etc.).
Skip the sulfates in body washes and look for pH-balanced soaps.
You don’t need parabens or retinol either. Both of these can pass to your baby. (1)
Instead, opt for the safe facial cleansers that have nourishing ingredients without all the no-nos.
Tip two: keep the pores clear
Acne is the result of clogged pores and bacteria.
Some of us are genetically inclined to break out more than others.