Pregnancy Beauty Products: What To Use When Expecting
You’re pregnant and you’ve got that natural mommy glow going on. You want to keep it up… keep that complexion in check (especially after the first trimester when the belly pops and you’re not feeling like your slimmest self). Of course, women always want products that work, but even more important while pregnant or breastfeeding is to find products that are safe for you and your baby.
So that you can spend more time sanitizing bottles and organizing your nursery Pinterest board, we took the liberty of finding the best pregnancy beauty products on your behalf. Here are our top picks for each category:
Mama Mio Gorgeous Glow Balancing Facial Wash ($33) fights hormonal acne with lactic acid and tea tree oil. Because it’s effective yet gentle, you’ll find yourself reaching for it long after your pregnancy ends.
Odacite Beautiful Day Moisturizer ($75) may be filled with organic ingredients, but it is clinically proven to decrease the appearance of loose and sagging skin.
Mamas like multitaskers. Earth Tu Face Skin Stick ($34) works on dry lips, irritated nipples from nursing, and diaper rash. You won’t want to be without it!
Supergoop! Skin Soothing Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40 ($28) provides physical, rather than chemical, protection from the sun.
When you use an aerosol product, you inhale a good amount, which in turn reaches your growing babe. Rahua Defining Hair Spray ($37) defines and holds hair without any aerosol and is 90% natural.
If pregnancy is giving you a heightened sense of smell, moisturize your belly with Osmia Organics Unscented Body Oil ($23). Dr. Sarah Villafranco, founder of the brand, explained that “although stretch marks are almost entirely genetic (call your mom–ASAP!), keeping your skin supple and ready to stretch is still an excellent plan.”
To cleanse while also doing some good, reach for REN Seaweed & Sage Body Wash ($22). It will relieve stress and invigorate, while also simultaneously improving circulation.
Does your face feel puffy? tarte The Sculptor Contouring Face Slenderizer ($24) helps to define and highlight your features, but without any irritating ingredients.
Five-free nail polish is always a good idea, but it’s imperative when expecting. tenoverten Nail Care System ($26) really keeps your polish in place, which is helpful when you have a newborn and weekly manis feel like the ultimate luxury.
Organic makeup can often disappoint. That is far from the case with W3LL People Narcissist Foundation + Concealer Stick ($40), which works just as well at hiding imperfections as it does on dark circles.
Even if you’re not quite looking your best while pregnant, these products will undoubtedly make you (and baby!) feel (and look) fantastic.
Check back on Monday for our exclusive interview with famed dermatologist on ingredients you should 100% avoid when expecting. Stay tuned!
-Casey Sharbaugh is the blogger behind www.comfortablycasey.com