5 Skincare Products To Pep You Up During Pregnancy
A pregnancy glow is something every woman wants but rarely do we talk about how to find it (or fake it) when hormones have sabotaged our skin and gut health and we’re looking (and feeling) less than peachy. Be it insomnia, fatigue, bloating, nausea and dehydration, breakouts or mood fluctuations, the shifts that happen in the body to support a growing baby can often leave the best of us feeling anything but radiant.
Yet whether it’s taboo to admit that the elusive glow doesn’t come easily or there’s a sense of shame, exhaustion or confusion around what pregnancy-safe skincare even is, finding solutions to both pamper skin and perk you up can often feel overwhelming. So, we’re here to help.
With our Habitual Beauty founder Keira currently moving through her second pregnancy, here are her skincare secrets and how our skincare range can work to support, soothe and nurture new mums. Read on for the products sure to brighten dull skin and give you an inside out glow, even on the off days.
5 Skincare Products To Pep You Up During Pregnancy
A saviour for dehydrated skin (read: anyone with morning sickness), think of our Hydrating Serum as a kind of vitamin infused cocktail your skin will want to drink in after a sleep deprived night.
With skincare heavyweight Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) and Vitamin C, as well as native derivatives Kakadu Plum and Bakuchoil, the Hydrating Serum is packed with antioxidants that not only revive tired skin but contain properties that fight signs of ageing.
Bakuchiol is also found to help improve the skin’s natural elasticity and firmness and studies show it comes without the pregnancy risk concerns of other skincare ingredients like retinol. Apply by placing 2-3 drops on fingertips and pressing into face, neck and decolletage in the AM and PM.
Rejuvenating Face Oil
Massaging oil on your bump may be a given but how about tending to what your face needs as well? By incorporating a drop or two of our Rejuvenating Face Oil into your skincare routine daily you’ll instantly notice the difference in how your skin glows. How so? Well with a signature blend of INCA Oil and Joboba Seed Oil, both stemming from the jojoba plant and whose main job in nature is to protect leaves from water loss, it does the same for our skin.
Science shows not only does Jojoba Oil have high moisturising capabilities, thanks to its ability to penetrate skin but is also found to assist in repairing skin conditions like seborrheic dermatitis, eczematous dermatitis and acne.
Add in the extra dose of squalene, a saturated oil with moisturising properties as well (known to keep acne and eczema at bay) and it really is a wonder oil. Rejuvenate skin with a few drops of the face oil daily to keep it satiated and achieving fast glow results.
Good skin always starts with a good base, and in this case, our Balancing Cleanser will not only keep skin fresh and clean but its nutrient composition is designed to benefit dehydrated dermis as well. With Aloe Vera a core ingredient, the cleanser will support your skin in retaining its moisture levels and repair skin barrier, while the Australian Wild Limes (rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and naturally occurring AHA's) help visibly improve the appearance of your skin tone and exfoliate skin in the most gentlest way.
Designed as a gel that lightly foams, our cleanser is nourishing to apply, removes make-up and surface impurities and will leave skin refreshed so a healthy bare faced complexion can shine through - even on days where a quick cleanse in the shower is the most time you’ve got to take care of you. To use, pump 1-2 times into moistened hands and gently massage over face before removing with a warm cloth.
Advanced Skin + Gut Health Collagen Elixir
Consider collagen sachets the ultimate life hack for time poor mama’s who want to achieve plump, juicy skin while on-the-go. Designed to be poured straight into a morning coffee, smoothie or glass of water, our Advanced Skin + Gut Health Collagen Elixir sachets are clinically proven to support skin firmness, elasticity and increase moisture levels.
Think skincare you can drink AND that won’t take time out of your morning routine. And did we mention our blend also contains 24 active skin and gut enhancing ingredients including pre, pro and post biotics, fibre, a multi-vitamin complex (vitamin B2, B3, B5, B7, B9, C, D, E) along with Zinc, Manganese, Magnesium and Selenium all in the one easy to drink sachet. Plus the Dutch Chocolate and Madagascan Vanilla are both pregnancy and breastfeeding friendly. For best results consume daily for six weeks or longer.
Three Warriors Face Tan Aqua Mist
We’ve talked about pepping skin up from the inside but what about from the outside? On days where you haven’t had time to apply a full skincare routine or sip on a collagen smoothie there is one sure fire remedy that our founder Keira swears by that always works and the good news is it only takes a few minutes! The secret? Three Warriors Face Tan Aqua Mist: it’s natural, organic and primarily water based.
Made with Tasmanian spring water, Tasmanian Olive Oil, Rose Oil and Aloe Vera, Three Warriors Face Tan Aqua Mist will not only give you a sun-kissed glow but soothes skin, prevent signs of photo-aging and keep it hydrated at the same time. Having used it throughout both pregnancies, Keira loves how effective it is on days where her Hyperemesis Gravidarum has been a real challenge and she has still needed to show up for media shoots or brand meetings. Simply spritz before bed for a ‘I woke up like this’ glow, no matter how little sleep you’ve had or how bad your nausea is.
Side note: for hydration support to aid you through during morning sickness, Hyperemesis Gravidarum or fatigue issues we also recommend Mini + Me Hydramama®, a new hydration drink (founded by Keira) that replenishes essential electrolyte and vitamin levels during all stages of parenthood.