Not all skincare products contain pregnancy-safe skincare ingredients. Find out what to avoid in this article!
One of the many things you should expect when expecting is unwelcome skin changes — all thanks to your hormones. Dry and darkening skin and acne are just some common issues pregnant women face. The first step to managing these skin issues is knowing what pregnancy-safe skincare ingredients to include in your routine.
Now is also the time to check up on the safety of your current regimen in case some ingredients are harmful to you and your baby. To help you in your quest to find the best skin care products, here are a few ingredients to take note of for an expecting mama like you:
Pregnancy-Safe Skincare Ingredients to Look For
Retinoid-based products are a no-no while expecting, but if you have acne-prone skin, glycolic acid is a safer alternative. Here are its benefits:
- It helps reduce fine lines.
- It brightens the skin.
- It lessens enhanced skin pigmentation.
- Most importantly, it’s safe to treat acne during pregnancy.
Remember: experts don’t recommend using large quantities of glycolic acid, but smaller amounts of it found in over-the-counter beauty products are likely safe.
Your face and body need all the nourishment they can get, especially when you’re a pregnant and nursing mama. To achieve that, topical antioxidants are your best and safest bet.
Antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin B3, and green tea are the perfect ingredients to keep your skin glowing. They also fight against skin damage and maintain collagen.
These pregnancy-safe antioxidants are what you should watch for when picking skincare products.
Changes in your body during pregnancy can mean dealing with dry skin. Keep your skin hydrated and healthy by finding moisturizing products with coconut oil.
Coconut oil will work wonders for your skin as it acts as an effective moisturizer and helps treat dry skin and eczema.
Not only will it provide your skin with the hydration it needs, but its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties also aid in treating acne.
Zinc Oxide and Titanium Oxide
For ultimate skin protection, try mineral-based sunscreens.
Products with zinc oxide or titanium oxide as active ingredients are a good choice for pregnant women. Why? They’re hypoallergenic and only sit on the skin.
The Ultimate Skincare Duo with Pregnancy-Safe Skincare Ingredients
When expecting, developing a skincare routine can be challenging, but you must begin somewhere. If you ask us, owning a good face wash means you’re heading in the right direction.
Our Mama’s Choice Gentle Face Wash has all the ideal ingredients for you. It contains rice extract for glowing skin and hydrolyzed collagen extract for skin nourishment, leaving it soft to the touch and radiant to look at. It’s safe for pregnant and breastfeeding mamas, too.
Our Mama’s Choice Daily Protection Face Moisturizer is also perfect for keeping pregnant mamas’ sun safe from harsh UV rays. Our SPF 20 moisturizer also protects mamas from harmful UV rays without using chemical sunscreens formulated with ingredients such as oxybenzone and avobenzone, which are unsuitable for pregnancy and those with skin sensitivities.
Instead, we ensure mamas’ safety by using only mineral sunscreen formulated with zinc oxide, the safest option for mamas and offers the most broad-spectrum protection.
Mama's Choice Team
The Mama's Choice PH team is composed of three Mamas who are dedicated to spoiling their little ones with lots of cuddles, playtime and the occasional sweets, of course. <3