Pregnancy glow? Yeah, I don’t have that.
That pregnancy glow that everyone talks about – Yeah. I don’t have that. What I do have is inflamed, red, painful, nonstop acne and proneness to hyperpigmentation and scarring.
Good thing I work with two Master Estheticians 😉 McKenna and Serina recommended some pregnancy-safe products that have healed my breakouts quickly, reduced inflammation (which leads to hyperpigmentation and scarring), and helped me maintain wrinkle-free, smooth skin (when possible).
Oil Control Pads by ZO Skin Health – Helps with any active acne and keeps my oily parts at bay. hello salicylic acid, goodbye acne.
BrightAlive by ZO Skin Health– I’m convinced this has helped keep my scarring to a minimum. It’s also aided in combating redness at the onset of a new breakout.
Trio Rebalancing Moisture Treatment by skinbetter science – I LOVE THIS MOISTURIZER. (I also use it at night)
UV Clear SPF 46 (tinted) by EltaMD – a lightweight, oil-free sunscreen that you should be using NO MATTER WHAT. Your skin can be ultra-sensitive to sun damage with pregnancy so this is very important. The formula is great for acne-prone skin but has enough protection to prevent dark spots.
Exfoliating Cleanser by ZO Skin Health – also a salicylic acne cleanser (enough said).
Dual Action Scrub by ZO Skin Health – again……..salicylic acid, but add exfoliating components to it. (My husband steals this ALL the time. Beware.)
Calming Toner by ZO Skin Health – the final step prior to applying my serums for a clean and clear canvas. If you didn’t understand I’m focused on preventing and healing breakouts, now you do.
Active Serum by IS Clinical – this has replaced my retinol. It’s great for fine lines and acne-prone skin but is pregnancy safe.
HydraCool by IS Clinical – this product is SO REFRESHING! Helps calm irritated skin and has antibacterial components to it. Lastly, adds a level of hydration that leaves my face smooth and rejuvenated.
Restorative Eye Treatment by Alastin Skincare – Everyone, expecting or not, needs a good eye cream. Now this one is a phenomenal choice. I’ve been able to see a difference in my tired, puffy, dark eyes from all this exhaustion. Need I say more?