Skin Care Routine: Pregnancy
During pregnancy, your body is no stranger to an increase in a wide range of hormones! With sudden and dramatic influxes in estrogen, progesterone, and estrogen, your skin can fall out of balance and lose vitality; oftentimes without warning. From intense dehydration to sensitive skin that’s prone to blemishes, the ‘glow’ of pregnancy can cause unwarranted facial skin issues that you might not be expecting. Our maternity skin care professionals at California Pure Naturals have put together this comprehensive pregnancy skin care routine to help you navigate through your body’s changes before your little one arrives!
Signs Of Pregnancy Affecting Your Skin
Many pregnant women experience what is called ‘the mask of pregnancy,’ which is a surge in the pigment-stimulating hormones estrogen and progesterone. These hormones can contribute to melasma or large patches of discoloration appearing on the face.
While you’re pregnant, your body will naturally increase hormones called androgens, causing the glands of your skin to produce more sebum. This overabundance of sebum will make your skin feel greasier and can lead to problems with adult acne around the chin, jawline, and cheeks.
An increased level of hormones during pregnancy means your skin can become more sensitive than usual. From hypersensitivity to sunlight and UV rays, to skin pre-existing conditions like eczema worsening, your body heightens your senses in any way possible to ensure your baby is safe and sound. Additionally, certain facial products you used before may become overly harsh for your newly sensitive skin.
While pregnancy can cause increased production of sebum and greasy skin, it can also cause overly dry, dehydrated skin. All hydration your body absorbs - including your water intake - will be used for your baby, first and foremost.
Pregnancy Skin Care Routine For A Mother-To-Be
- Cleanse: To begin your maternity skin care routine with California Pure Naturals, start by cleansing your face morning and night with our Revitalizing Cleansing Gel; helping to wash away dirty residues and extra sebum on the face. If you have dry and/or sensitive skin, try our Gentle Cleansing Lotion to help remove makeup and dirt while leaving your skin revitalized, balanced, and moisturized.
- Tone: During pregnancy, utilize our Clarifying Toner to help reduce redness, ward off sensitivity, and keep acne irritation around your jawline, chin, and cheeks at bay.
- Hydrate: While you’re battling flowing hormones, it’s important to ensure your face is receiving the adequate moisture it needs. For daytime moisture, use our Renewal Facial Serum and Nourishing Cream to give your skin an extra boost. Before you go to bed, opt for our Glow Oil and Nourishing Cream to help your skin stay hydrated all night long.
- Protect: Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is crucial to the overall well being of your body, as well as the health of your baby. Once your skin is adequately hydrated, make sure to add extra protection with our Radiance CC Cream SPF 30.
Check Out California Pure Naturals’ Online Store Today!
Ready to show pregnancy who’s boss? At California Pure Naturals, we take pride in providing mothers-to-be with natural skin care products that help fight against dehydration, sensitive skin, skin pigmentation, and adult acne. For pregnancy skin care products that work, make sure to stop by our online store. For all of your maternity skin care related questions or concerns, feel free to visit our FAQ page, or get in touch with us today!