Happy THURSDAY, everyone!! I hope you are having the best week and are slowly preparing yourself for the fact that we only have TWO more days of March, people!! Then we are onto April and a whole other month in 2019 will be over. IN.SANE. Last week, we talked about pregnancy-safe makeup + the easiest #preggo makeup routine (catch it HERE if ya missed it). THIS WEEK, however, we are going to cover pregnancy-safe skincare that will help you fake that pregnancy glow all year round (from 1st-3rd trimester, whether you feel like you have a natural glow or not). I know I have never felt that I had a “glow” while being pregnant with baby boy – I have AWFUL hormonal and cystic acne (thanks, bud), dry patches, uneven tone and discoloration. Oh the joys of pregnancy for some of us. Luckily, I have some amazing skincare products that truly have been helping to make a difference in my face and my skin. Let’s dive into this.
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How To Get A *Faux* Pregnancy Glow All Year Round
This post is sponsored by Physicians Formula. All opinions are mine and mine alone.
What is it? A cleansing balm that helps to easily dissolve makeup and deep cleans dirt and oil in the skin, leaving it clean and ready for serums and moisturizers. I love it because it doesn’t leave my face feeling greasy and it gets rid of my makeup SO easily. There is less rubbing on my eyes and delicate facial skin, and it really helps to prep my skin for the products that follow.
Safe ingredients: Matcha Green Tea, Bamboo Shoot, and Lotus Extract.
What is it? A deep-pore cleansing treatment stick. It’s amazing because it sucks up the dirt, oil and makeup right out of my pores. It’s the perfect follow up to the cleansing balm because it grabs anything that is left over deep in my pores. I KNOW my skin is perfectly clean and is truly able to breath at night after I use this. It is exfoliating but not harsh on my skin. It just polishes it so that it’s smooth and clear.
Safe ingredients: Deep-Cleaning Bamboo Charcoal, Natural Exfoliating Minerals, and Nourishing Artichoke Leaf
What is it? A luminous formula that soothes, calms and hydrates the skin. It gives you a “glow from within” kind of look. This is the KEY ingredient to that pregnancy glow because it’s almost undetectable, but leaves you with this really healthy and radiant look on your skin, even underneath makeup. It helps to brighten and tighten skin, as well, so it’s doing so much good for your skin.
Safe ingredients: Calming Rose Water, Brightening Kakadu Plum, Tightening Peptide Blend, Protecting Anti-Oxidant Goji
What is it? This is a fabulous, SUPER hydrating night cream that provides a much-needed protective barrier on your skin. I love it because it’s very rich but it doesn’t feel too heavy on my skin. It sinks right in and makes my skin feel soft and moisturized. It protects my skin so that my uneven tone and discoloration do not become exacerbated and helps to sooth those dry skin patches.
Safe ingredients: Brightening Kakadu Plum, Wrinkle-Relaxing Sea Mayweed & Calming Rose Water
What is it? A cooling and hydrating treatment stick to instantly de-puff eyes. I find it helps to visibly reduce the dark circles and puffiness under my eyes in the morning which is IDEAL because I am not sleeping super well at this stage in my pregnancy. I toss and turn, I’m up 2-4 times during the night and I’m uncomfortable so when I do sleep it isn’t deeply. I NEED something to help me look awake and alive. This also aids in that “fresh-faced, preggo glow”.
Safe ingredients: Cooling Peppermint, Hydrating Bamboo, Soothing Cucumber, Nourishing Aloe Vera, Refreshing Glacial Water
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It can be totally frustrating not to have that typical glow that everyone talks about during pregnancy – but to be totally honest, every single pregnancy is different and sometimes we’ve gotta fake it until we make it. 😉 (which I’m pretty sure is never as a parent…..these eye bags are permanent now, aren’t they?)
What were your favorite skincare products for pregnancy? Let me know in the comments below!