Besides that glow, a common symptom of pregnancy is acne, AKA ‘bacne’. Named to represent acne coming back in adulthood, bacne affects more than one out of two women during their first trimester of pregnancy. This is due to a surge in hormones. The good news is, pregnancy acne is temporary and usually goes away after childbirth, when hormones return to normal.
In the meantime, using oil-free, alcohol-free facial cleansers to replace your usual routine might just help. Check out these alternatives to choose the right product for you. And with not a paraben in sight!
From those lovely Green People comes this alcohol-free, anti-blemish Foaming Face Wash (£12). Use it daily for a gentle cleanse without drying out your skin.
Take a leaf from Cleopatra’s book and try this NATorigin Facial Cleansing Milk (£13.25). Its ingredients are 98.5% naturally sourced, including organic arctic raspberry seed extract.
Book an appointment at the Spa de la You with Alva’s exfoliating Peeling Mask (£12.80). A weekly treatment, the mask is made with rhassoul volcanic mineral clay, manuka oil and antibacterial essential oils.
Seal the deal with this beauty serum by Nuxe (£20.62, Boots). The Crème Fraîche de Beauté is suitable for sensitive skin as it soothes and reduces feelings of discomfort and irritation.
Staying in a French state of mind, check out this Lait-Crème Concentré by Embryolisse (£12.99). This rich moisturising lotion is three products in one: primer, moisturiser and makeup remover.
The Gentle Cleansing lotion from butterfleseyecare.co.uk (£16.50) is formulated to match your skin’s pH level. Packed with vitamin E and extracts of peach leaves, the company says it will “calm even the most sensitive skin, leaving it clean, fresh, soft and comfortable”.
Wrap it up with this Deep Cleansing Fix cream by Nip + Fab (£7.95). Described as a “6-in-1 beauty must-have”, it deep cleans your pores for a clear, fresh complexion.
What skincare products can’t you live without during your pregnancy? Let us know below.