Skin Care While Pregnant

Safe & Recommended for Pregnancy: 

aloe lotion

Aloe Vera

(Aloe Barbadensis)

Aloe vera has many components that keep skin hydrated, soft and supple. Aloe easily absorbs into skin and is an anti-inflammatory agent. It can act as a natural sunscreen, and keeps skin tone even. It is very therapeutic and a must have when faced with hyperpigmentation and stretch marks that occur during pregnancy.

Jojoba oil

(Simmondsia chinenis)

Jojoba is actually not an oil, but a liquid wax. It is excellent for skin because it is the only natural substance that is the closest to the skin’s natural oil called sebum. Jojoba oil is great for common skin conditions that occur when pregnant. It is high in Vitamin E, which facilitates the healing of redness and increases the circulation of skin - which is what is needed for that healthy pregnancy glow!

Made from Earth's Aloe & Jojoba Creme Therapy contains high concentrations of both aloe vera and jojoba oil. This is why it is the most recommended choice for pregnant mothers. The product is recommended and safe for use while pregnant, to avoid stretch marks due to increases in size; as well as recommended after pregnancy to ensure your skin is able to convert back into its natural shape.

Rooibos Tea

Women have been using rooibos tea for centuries to aid in healthy skin and a healthy pregnancy. Rooibos Tea has hormone balancing properties and potent antioxidants. This tea also adds key vitamins and nutrients to the skin.

Remember healthy eating is the most important thing you can do for being healthy while pregnant. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables, while drinking plenty of fresh water is always recommended. This will also detoxify your system. Nuts, Seeds and Legumes are also a great addition.

Pregnancy can be a time of joy and happiness for women, but it can also be a time of stress - hormonal fluctuations can really do a number on your skin. While pregnant, the body starts to chemically change and many skin ailments start to surface such as hyperpigmentationdry and itchy skin, and of course acne!

Chemicals to Avoid While Pregnant

The skin is the largest organ in the body, and it is proven that whatever you put on your skin is automatically transferred through to your blood stream.

While pregnant, you should avoid these common ingredients in your skin care products:

  1. salicylic acid

  2. benzoyl peroxide and

  3. retinoids. 

View a complete list of harmful chemicals in skin care products here.