Now you're pregnant, it's time to ramp up your self-care regime, and that includes your skin routine.
Unfortunately, it's common for skin to go completely haywire thanks to raging pregnancy hormones. Some mums-to-be experience acne, despite never suffering with it before, whilst others find their skin suddenly becomes very dry and flaky.
There are also a few potent products from your beauty cabinet which are not recommended now you're expecting.
"You should avoid benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid for breakouts, as these ingredients are considered unsafe," says skincare expert Joyce Connor. It's also advised to steer clear of retinol during pregnancy, due to its vitamin A content.
You may want to avoid fragrant potions if you're hypersensitive to strong smells and/or suffering from morning sickness.
Have a look at our recommended skin products to try out that are safe to use while you're expecting.
The chemical-free skincare brand Salcura is the best option if you have sensitive skin. Using natural products, Salcura is known as a safe brand to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding
. Their Bioskin face wash is definitely one to use in your skincare routine. This natural face wash will wash everything away if you're prone to eczema,
psoriasis, and dermatitis. It leaves your skin feeling refreshed and moisturised.
Mama Mio's The Tummy Rub Butter is clinically proven to protect against and prevent stretch marks
. It can be found in Mama Mio's No Nasties section. Made with shea butter, organic oils including avocado, sacha inchi and rosehip, and Vitamin E, this moisturiser will leave your skin feeling amazingly strong and protected.
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