During pregnancy we all want that pregnancy glow that everyone talks about. I mean you are creating a human being and carrying it around for 9 months so you deserve to have glowing skin, right? Unfortunately we all don’t get the glow. Hormones can make our skin look more like we are going through puberty than having a baby. Creams and lotions that may have been your go to pre-pregnancy might not work anymore. Thankfully Jaime Cane, Licensed Esthetician and Director of Education for natural skincare brand derma e® has some tips to help solve some of your skin issues and get you on your way to the glowing skin you deserve!
1. During pregnancy, skin can be more sensitive, redder or thinner than usual. Choose natural skincare products that are extra gentle and include anti-inflammatory, calming and soothing ingredients like Aloe, Chamomile and Pycnogenol®. Also, avoid aggressive or frequent exfoliation.
2. Many women complain of being scent-sensitive or adverse to fragrance while pregnant. Choose fragrance-free products for your face and body so you’re not overwhelmed by scent.
3. During and after pregnancy, many woman experience Chloasma or “Pregnancy Mask”, a hormonally-induced discoloration that appears in patchy brown spots on the face and sometimes the décolleté. Use natural skincare products enriched with melanin inhibiting ingredients like Vitamin C, Licorice and Alpha Arbutin to help minimize and prevent the appearance of dark spots. Additionally, protect the skin daily with a chemical-free, nanoparticle-free Zinc Oxide sunscreen to help prevent future discoloration.
About derma e®
Family owned and operated for 30 years, derma e® has pioneered the development of vitamin-rich, high-performance antioxidant skincare solutions. The award-winning line features over 80 doctor-developed and clinically-test products that are free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil and petrolatum. derma e® products are cruelty-free and 100 percent vegan. Manufacturing and operations are offset 100 percent by wind power. derma e® can be found in over 8,000 retail outlets across the U.S. with additional distribution in 25 countries internationally and on www.dermae.com. For more information, visit www.dermae.com, call (800) 933-9344, follow on Facebook at derma e® Natural Skincare or Twitter @derma_e.