Prenatal Summer Skin Care from Sunscreen and Cleansers to Moisturizers
Keep your skin soft and protected from the sun with products that are safe for pregnancy.
Even if you’ve heard "you’re glowing!" a million times during your pregnancy, you still need to take care of your skin. Pregnancy and its many side effects can do a real number on your skin — from breakouts, dry skin, dark spots, and more susceptibility to sunburns. Even if your pre-pregnancy skincare was on point, now that you’re pregnant, your normal skincare routine may not be pregnancy-safe. Here are the ingredients you want to avoid during pregnancy:
- Salicylic acid
- Benzoyl peroxide
We've rounded up everything you’ll need to keep your skin glowing all summer long.
Sunscreens: If you feel like the sun’s rays are feeling much hotter now that you’re pregnant, you are right. Your skin may be more prone to sunburns while pregnant, so be sure to slather on the sunscreen, but choose one that avoids harsh chemicals.
Cleansers: It may be time to ditch your normal cleanser, or at least double-check the ingredient list, because during pregnancy, your skin can change. From feeling extra dry to extra sensitive, you’ll want to choose a pregnancy-safe cleanser that leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean.
If you have dry skin, or all of the sudden you have dry skin, grab this bottle of CeraVe, that's trusted by dermatologists for having everything you want in a cleanser and none of the things you don't. It’s packed with hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and glycerin to help hydrate skin without stripping moisture.
Moisturizers: A combination of hormonal changes and continuously stretching skin means that pregnancy can create dry skin. You'll want to have these moisturizers on hand to reduce any uncomfortable dryness.
If you need a product to hydrate your skin, make sure it’s packed with hyaluronic acid. Not only will your skin feel moisturized but it will also plump up your skin. The Hydro Boost is a great moisturizer, doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals, and it’s budget-friendly.
For breakouts and dark spots: Your hormones are also responsible for increased levels of acne and producing excess melanin, which can cause dark spots.
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