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Skincare Around Pregnancy - Unpacking The "Dos" And "Don'ts".

Skincare Around Pregnancy - Unpacking The "Dos" And "Don'ts".

If you are currently on the journey to becoming a mum, you might feel the change in your hormones and skin condition. Have you sorted out your stable skincare routine a long time ago but are unsure if it’s safe during pregnancy? Let’s unpack pregnancy-safe skincare together. 

While it’s more well-known for cutting alcohol, caffeine, smoking, and avoiding sushi during pregnancy, these restrictions also go with skincare. In addition, there are certain ingredients in the skincare products you shouldn’t use during pregnancy. 

Such as Retinoids, Salicylic Acid, Hydroquinone, Formaldehyde, Spironolactone, and Parabens. 

The question is, why do we have to avoid these?

The answer is pretty straightforward. These ingredients can absorb into the body, impact the baby's development or lead to pregnancy loss and disabilities.

However, pregnancy skincare isn’t so simple as just avoiding these ingredients. When a person is pregnant, the pregnancy hormones activate. This causes pregnancy acne, dry skin, oily skin, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, eczema, and melasma. 

So changing the skincare routine and considering which ingredients to avoid will be essential. But how should you change, and how to choose the right products?

Which Ingredients are beneficial for the skin during pregnancy?

  • Bakuchiol

If you are concerned about hyperpigmentation, consider using Bakuchiol, the alternative ingredient of Retinoid. This ingredient is found in the leaves and seeds of the Psoralea corylifolia plant. Both Bakuchiol and Retinoid are known for their power to decrease wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. 

  • Azelaic Acid

Azelaic acid is recommended as a pregnancy and breast-feeding-safe ingredient for reducing pregnancy acne and calming inflammation.

  • Niacinamide

Niacinamide with a lower than 5% concentration is also safe for pregnancy. In addition, massaging the body with Niacinamide in the body cream can boost hydration and promote skin barrier function to reduce the number of stretch marks.

  • Vitamin C

Unlike Retinoids, Vitamin C is a safe ingredient to use during pregnancy. It boosts collagen production to have a significant effect on cell turnover. Suitable for treating pregnancy acne and Melasma. 

Pregnancy-safe body care with Dead Sea Dream.

So far, we’ve mainly talked about facial skincare during pregnancy. But what about body care? The hormonal changes impact both the facial and body skin. So, for example, you might have experienced body acne or stretch marks.

That’s where the power of Dead Sea Minerals shines.

Dead Sea Minerals are known for their ability to nourish, detoxify, soothe, and improve skin health. These high concentrations of minerals such as Magnesium, Calcium, and Potassium can benefit in many ways during pregnancy. 

  • It helps ease muscle tension and soreness. 
  • Improves blood circulation.
  • Hydrates and nourishes the skin.
  • Helps with the skin issues such as eczema and stretch marks.
  • Supports more restful sleep.
  • It helps to reduce cramps.

Without any harmful ingredients, Dead Sea Dream provides pregnancy-safe, cruelty-free and vegan body care products rich in minerals from the Dead Sea. 

Take a bath tonight with our Flotation Bath Salt Crystals for multiple health benefits and to rewind your mind and body. 

Looking for more skin/body care products fit for pregnancy? Check our collection.

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