Pregnancy glow is a real thing. However, for some women, pregnancy can cause some unwanted skin issues, like hormonal acne, melasma, and stretch marks. It’s natural to want to look and feel your best during pregnancy, but it’s important to choose clean beauty products—especially at this amazing time!
Fortunately, it isn’t difficult to make the switch to gentle products that are natural, safe, and non-toxic. As an Ithaca maternity photographer and holistic esthetician, I’ve developed a line of clean and natural beauty products especially for expecting mothers. Here’s what I recommend as the best pregnancy skincare routine—perfect for both you and that little life inside!
Best Pregnancy Skincare Routine
Beautiful skin starts with cleansing. Our Maple Crème face wash is perfect for all types of skin—even the most sensitive. Use this crème morning and night to gently wash away makeup, oil, and impurities.
After cleansing, a refreshing mist with our Rose Geranium organic mist can refresh your skin and restore a healthy ph balance.
If you have dry or flaky skin, follow up with a few drops of Rosehip Carrot organic facial oil massaged gently into your face, neck, and décolletage. (If you have some left over after baby is born, this oil also works wonders on baby’s diaper rash!)
The last step in your daily pregnancy skincare routine is to moisturize. For this, I recommend our light and luscious Hibiscus face cream (both morning and night). It’s perfect for any skin type.
And, while it shouldn’t be done every day, exfoliation is another important part of your skincare regime, helping to remove dead skin and promote circulation for a healthy glow. I recommend using our Petals and Grits organic face scrub, mixed with Maple Crème wash, two to three times a week before you go to bed.
Self-care during pregnancy is essential! In addition to following a clean and natural pregnancy skincare routine, treat yourself to some pampering and treats.
A few of my favorites:
- Oatmeal massage bar
- Linen eye pillow
- Bath soak ritual
- Norabloom gift card – Take a look through the shop and try any of our beauty and self-care products that catch your eye! (And keep an eye out—we’re coming out with a new Calendula Mother and Baby massage oil very soon—perfect for stretch marks!)
Pamper Yourself with a Soothing Facial
For me, one of the ultimate forms of pregnancy self-care is a facial. My favorites for expecting mothers, offered at our Ithaca spa:
- Signature facials (30, 60, or 90 minutes)
- The Norabloom Reset
- Reiki Facial
A quick note: There are a few services you may want to avoid during pregnancy, simply because they have not been tested on expecting mothers. These include:
- Chemical peels
- High frequency
- Galvanic current
Pregnancy Skincare and Maternity Photos
Using the best pregnancy skincare routine or pampering yourself with a facial is also the perfect way to get ready for maternity photos—also provided right here in our Ithaca photography studio! If you’d like to learn more about our products and services, contact me or schedule here to enjoy a complimentary phone chat with Holly, your holistic esthetician and photographer.