Being pregnant can be a beautiful thing for your skin. Many people might compliment the “natural glow” of pregnancy. Yet, there are many women who don’t have the luxury of experiencing what it’s like to have beautiful skin, because they get the opposite effect with acne, brown spots, and sometimes even irritated, rough skin.

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Pregnancy Skin

Once you become pregnant, you are no longer just caring for yourself, but for your baby too! Taking precautions on what you put into your body as well as on it can play a significant part in your health as well as your baby’s.

As a pregnant woman, you are most likely advised to take prenatal vitamins and take caution on what you eat. However, your doctor may not go through a list of ingredients you place on your skin that could be bad for you and your baby during this special time.

One of the commonly missed healthcare steps in pregnancy is knowing about the skincare products you put on your skin and the ingredients in them. Your skin IS the largest organ on your body, which means it should be the one we pay very close attention to. The following

If you’ve done your homework and have tried just about every DIY solutions there is and still feel your skin is not getting the care it needs, I highly suggest you visit your local Esthetician. Of course, if you’re in Orange County, I would be more than happy to assist you!

I went through the mysteries of pregnancy skin myself and can personally vouch for the proven techniques customized especially for pregnant women. Just let me know the specifics of your skin’s condition and I can get to work!

Skincare Products to Avoid During Pregnancy

Of course your skincare shouldn’t just come from the facials handled at a spa. You need to make sure your daily routines are matched! As mentioned, skin needs proper care and must avoid certain ingredients during the stages of pregnancy.

Guess what? A company called Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare have formulated effective products designed for ALL skin types, including pregnancy. In fact, take a look at their information regarding their products and the pregnant women who may use them:

Can you use Osmosis while pregnant?

“Elevate and Restore Internal should be avoided during pregnancy, but all other Osmosis skincare products may be used while pregnant or breastfeeding. The acceptable range of Vitamin A while pregnant is 2,500 – 10,000 IU (international units) per/day and 4,000 – 15,000 IU while breastfeeding. When using Osmosis Active A Serums, depending on the % of Retinaldehyde your specific serum contains, you will not exceed 300 IU per/day even if using the strongest serum available at 2 pumps 2 times per day. Our Facial Infusion non-acid peel is also safe to receive while pregnant or breastfeeding as it does not exceed 1,500 IU of Vitamin A. Of course it is always recommended to consult with your physician while pregnant or breastfeeding before the use of any active products or supplements.”

Just be careful where you purchase these products. You always want to make sure they are in good condition, especially since you’re careful selection involves the health of your baby!