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January 29, 2014

Pregnancy Safe Skincare

Pregnancy Safe Skincare

Since I have been pregnant, I have had so many ladies who are pregnant or who plan to become pregnant ask me what skincare regimen I use and what I would recommend. While you are pregnant, there are certain chemicals, acids and toxins that you should stray away from. But we all know, sometimes the organic, fragrance free and chemical free products don't always work. And unfortunately with pregnancy, comes breakouts, oily skin, dry skin, dull skin, blackheads…you name it. Hormones can be devils. 

I wanted to share with you what I have found works for me. I am not a doctor so as always, ask a healthcare provider if these products and ingredients would be right for you. So far, all of these have been cleared with mine but every doctor's opinions are different.

Ingredients to avoid:
1. Salicylic Acid (Acne)
2. Retinoids (Anti-aging)
3. Soy (Hyper-pigmentation)

A cleansing mask that helps purify skin and visibly minimize pores

This says it is a cleanser on the tub, which it is. However, I have used it as a gentle exfoliant every other day during my pregnancy. It scrubs away dirt, dry skin, blocked pores and blemishes and leaves my skin visibly brightened.

3. The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil
During pregnancy, our "out of whack" hormones can cause blemishes. I have been fortunate to not have this problem often but when I do get a little spot, I dab some of this on after I have moisturized and leave it on over night. It has no salicylic acid in it which is hard to find when it comes to a spot treatment. I used this even before I got pregnant. In the summer, sometimes when I find my skin to be more oily, I put a few drops in my daily moisturizer. Now that it is winter and my skin is on the dryer side, I just use it to dry out blemishes. 

These are great for removing makeup before you cleanse. They are chemical free, fragrance free and hypoallergenic. 

I mean, it doesn't get more luxurious than this stuff. You might as well treat yourself to some fancy lip care during pregnancy. This is the best lip balm I have ever used and it better be for the $27.00 price tag. 

Wearing a sunscreen is an absolute must…pregnant or not. Sunscreens, including those that contain ingredients that penetrate the skin, are perfectly safe for pregnancy. I slap this on after I have moisturized and before I use a primer or makeup. The high SPF protects me all day and it doesn't leave the typical sunscreen scent or oily reminence on your face.

Let's be honest, us pregnant women don't really get great sleep. At least I haven't. Not to mention, I am pregnant during the coldest time of year. My skin and under eye area has been extra dry and tired looking so this product has been a lifesaver. It literally has three ingredients: Avacado for moisture, Beta-Carotene as an antioxidant, and Shea Butter for dehydration and restoring skin's suppleness. A must have for pregnancy.

This is the warming cleanser that I have been using AM and PM. It deep cleans, detoxifies, dissolves pore clogging impurities, removes makeup and brightens skin texture. 

A toner that gently clarifies, deep cleanses, purifies and refines pores to maintain a clear complexion. 

This moisturizer is really light weight perfect for day or night. I have only been using it during the day as I use a thicker Clinique moisturizer at night. It helps keep my pores clear and and maintaines a clear complexion. 


  1. Hi Taylor! I came across your post while researching what was safe to use while pregnant - thank you for your post! I was using the Kiehl's avocado eye cream but recently was going to stop as I noticed there was ISODECYL SALICYLATE listed on the full ingredient list. Any thoughts on that? I know it's listed under your approved list, and really appreciate any feedback.

  2. Hi Courtney,
    First of all, congratulations on your pregnancy! I researched skincare in depth during my pregnancy and never came across that ingredient. My advise would be to ask your doctor if you are ever unsure of something. Best of luck to you and thank you for visiting my blog! Xoxo

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