My Pregnancy Skin Care Favorites

motherhood Mar 10, 2022

Pregnancy can take a toll on our bodies.  It hits every inch of us and can cause significant changes that are often hard to navigate.  Pregnancy doesn’t come with a readers manual and there definitely isn’t a user guide for how to care for our bodies as they change through the many seasons of life.  All we can do is try our best, trial and error, and care for ourselves through one of the biggest transitions in life as best we can.  Today I am sharing some of my favorite all natural skin care products to help care for your skin and your body as you go through all stages of pregnancy. 

Let me start by saying that I prefer all natural, chemical-free products.  I made the switch towards the end of last year to chemical free and haven’t looked back.  I wanted to make sure that as I began looking for products to support me through pregnancy that they supported my chemical free lifestyle.  I often use the Healthy Living app to make sure that brands who say they are chemical free are actually living up to that promise and Earth Mama definitely meets the standard at an amazing rating of ONE (lowest hazard rating a product can achieve)!

During my first pregnancy, I was gifted a bottle of the Belly Butter from Earth Mama and holy crap!  It was the most amazing thing ever.  This time around, with my second pregnancy,  I knew I had to start there.  The Belly Butter does an amazing job of moisturizing your skin and helps ease the appearance of emerging stretch marks through its organic herbs and oils.  I was pretty fortunate with my daughter because I barely had any stretch marks but I am not sure what to expect this time around so I am doing all that I can to massage the Belly Butter into my skin.  A few other major points I think are important to mention are that it is dermatologist tested and clinically tested for irritation, there are no petroleum, parabens or artificial fragrances – in fact, the fragrance is so light that it doesn’t even aggravate my occasional morning sickness!

Now, let’s talk Belly Oil.  The Belly Oil contains a luxe herb-infused blend of organic calendula, organic jojoba oil, organic borage oil and orange blossom pure essential oil to help ease the appearance of emerging stretch marks.  Belly Oil is light and easily absorbable and encourages your skin’s natural skin elasticity and the scent has also been easy on the senses as to not aggravate morning sickness.  My favorite part about the Belly Oil is that it can be used on your growing bump as well as on your hips, breasts and thighs!   Oh, and I can’t forget to mention that the oil is also rated ONE on the EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database (i.e., Healthy Living App).

Lastly, let’s talk about sunscreen during pregnancy!  I think we tend to think of sunscreen and skin protection mostly during the summer months but the reality is – protecting our skin is a year round job, especially as we grow our most precious little ones.  I absolutely love the Lady Face Tinted Mineral Suncreen from Earth Mama and have attached their tutorial in case you’re feeling extra motivated today and have a few minutes to spare. 

If you are interested in learning more about Earth Mama, I have attached some of their amazing articles below!  I promise you will not be disappointed!

These are the Sunscreen Ingredients You Need to Avoid Like the Plague
The Truth About What it Means to Be Reef Safe
Stretch Marks and Itchy Skin During Pregnancy
Skin Care Products – How Much Gets in?
Mama’s Bump Squad – Mikki’s Safer Product Switch
Mama’s Bump Squad – Hold the Chemicals

 

As always, thank you for reading!

 

XO,

Jehlisah Rae

 

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