Before we get into it, I want to start by saying this is in no way shape or form limited to pregnant people. I want to talk about healthy beauty tips and tricks for all skin types. And of course, the fact that natural makeup and nontoxic skincare products are safer alternatives for EVERYONE to start using.
A lot of the issues that come up during pregnancy, like hypersensitivity and discoloration are things that happen to SO many people. So for all the dog moms, daughters and mommas-to-be: here’s how to get that pregnancy GLOW safely with or without the pregnancy.
Major don’ts when pregnant include botox, retinol, products with parabens... While the parabens are easy to skip, the other ones had me thinking: if it’s not safe to use while pregnant, is it really safe to use EVER? I don’t think we should wait till a risk arises to evaluate our personal products.
Let’s take botox for instance, it’s literally injecting toxins into your body. Then the side effects of retinol can be photosensitivity (must avoid sun exposure), burning, and peeling.
Going 9 months committing to a clean skincare routine just goes to show that natural alternatives can give you the anti-aging benefits you want while also being healthy and safe.
Bakuchiol is at the top of the list when it comes to non-toxic swaps. It's a plant-based retinol alternative that delivers skin-brightening, anti-aging benefits without the risk or irritation. It visibly helps minimize the signs of aging by firming fine lines and wrinkles and plumping the skin from the inside out.
You might not have heard about this one but it’s something many of us deal with or without the bump. While Melasma happens to lots of pregnant women, it can also be caused by sun exposure in non-preggers people. It’s the dark patches or spots that appear on the skin.
For me, I noticed I was getting a TON of sunspots. Way more than usual, even for the summertime (and yes, SPF everyday). I was covered in dark freckles on my face, chest, and arms. It's turning out that this discoloration seems to be something I’ll be carrying with me beyond my 9 months. Here’s how I deal it…
Vitamin C erases dark spots and helps even out skin tone. Our skincare products contain Kakadu Plum, a superfruit with the highest concentration of vitamin C. Plus, pineapple extract (which is found in our tropical-botanical blend that’s in all of our products) also gently exfoliates.
You don’t need to scrub or use harsh exfoliants to deal with uneven texture or tone. By using products with naturally exfoliating ingredients on a daily basis, you’ll be resurfacing the skin and thus evening out skin texture and tone.
Getting a spray tan while pregnant just seemed weird to me. I did a little research and sure enough, it’s off-limits too. You inhale all those chemicals they’re literally blowing in your face.
Of course, I wasn’t going to let the bump go unbronzed. I’m growing in all directions and need a tan more than ever.
Enter: Seafoam Glow Self-Tanning Mousse. This sunless tanner is clean and safe and baby bump-approved. It looks way more natural than a spray tan and can be done in the luxury of your home. It dries quickly, doesn’t turn you orange (not even your hands) and never get’s streaky or flaky. The fact that you don’t have to be so careful when applying the foam was much appreciated during those especially clumsy months.
While most self-tanning products contain synthetic ingredients that can be harmful to your health, SeaFoam Glow is a natural and non-toxic self-tanner that’s safe for everyone to use. It doesn’t have that bad tanner smell but also doesn’t even have chemical perfumes. It’s natural and non-toxic skincare goodness to meet all your bronzing needs.