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June 17, 2021 2 min read

Having a good skincare routine is essential at almost every age, but it’s practically a necessity during pregnancy when your skin gradually becomes more sensitive and not to mention all of those hormonal changes to our skin.

Some may be having a hard time determining what products you should include in your routine. Thankfully, skincare has evolved to cater for many skin types and concerns. Today, there are skincare products that are beneficial and safe for expecting moms. Here are some of the things your pregnancy skincare products should contain and offer to you:

Moisturising

Moisturising products are a lifesaver when your skin starts feeling dry and dehydrated. Parched skin isn’t ideal or feel nice, so drinking lots of water and finding ways to keep yourself hydrated is essential for the next nine months.

Get a good moisturiser that will be able to smooth out your skin again. You can also try face masks and cleansers that will keep your skin plump and healthy so you won’t have to deal with any face areas flaking off. 

Brightening

If you’re observing that your skin is getting a little duller and you're missing that pregnancy glow, don’t worry! Brightening products should be able to help you to reclaim your glow.

Firming

Skin elasticity can be a big hurdle during pregnancy and for a short period after giving birth. This goes for both facial fine lines and the body stretch marks. Luckily, improvements in skincare can get you back to having radiant and firm skin. 

When it comes to the face, focus on serums and masks that will provide a firming effect. Key ingredients to look out for are hyaluronic acid and vitamin C. Find a good balance in using firming products that work alongside your other moisturising products. 

Anti-Acne

Hormonal acne and pimples during pregnancy can be some of the most annoying things to deal with. Clearing the breakouts can get a little easier with the right amount of patience and products that’ll help combat acne. 

Using skincare that will is gentle on cleansing, and improving sensitive and acne-prone skin will help you feel more like yourself. 

Anti-Redness

Skin can quickly get inflamed and splotchy in the mornings and throughout the day. Anti-inflammatory properties should be a must in your pregnancy skincare products. 

To combat redness, look for serums and toning mists that are nourishing to use. Ingredients like papaya and other antioxidants will protect your face against redness, and improve the overall appearance of your skin.

Conclusion

Going through pregnancy can be such a unique experience both physically and mentally. With a well-planned skincare routine curated just for you, it can be a great timeout for your brain as you just focus on bettering your skin. Of course just be mindful of the ingredients, as not all are recommended for pregnancy. 

Looking fornatural pregnancy products from AustraliaHarlan Skin’s Pregnancy Skin Saviour Bundle has everything a mother needs and more for their skin.