Introduction: The Wonder and Challenges of Pregnancy
Growing a human inside your body is mind-blowingly amazing! But something so incredible does come with its slew of hardships such as random people touching your belly, offering unsolicited advice, and changes in your skin. When it comes to what you can’t put in and on your body while pregnant, it leaves a short list of what you actually can. That is why Facial Lounge thought it was important to make a skincare line that was effective for whatever skin condition you're experiencing, but safe enough to use while pregnant or breastfeeding.
What to Avoid: Vetting Your Skincare Products
When it comes to vetting your skincare to ensure it is safe for you and your baby, make sure to read the ingredients label. If you are seeing any of these ingredients, you should avoid using them. The 'pregnancy glow' is a real thing but pregnancy does still come with its fair share of skin issues too like acne breakouts, stretch marks, and melasma to name a few. So if you’re reading this and you’re finding this all-too-relatable (gotta love hormones), then you have found your place of rest because Facial Lounge is here to take care of you and your skin.
Common Pregnancy Skin Conditions
One day, you may look in the mirror and notice what looks like a 5 o’clock shadow on your upper lip, only to find out you didn’t grow a mustache overnight but it is in fact, melasma. Melasma is a form of hyperpigmentation that shows up as tan or brown patches on your face that is usually caused by hormones (again, woo hormones!).
What we find works: Facial Lounge regular facials with deep exfoliation like microdermabrasion that removes the outermost layer of the skin.
Wouldn't it be great if acne was just a memory from our teenage years? Unfortunately, the reality of adult acne can be a frustrating experience, especially during and post-pregnancy. Acne during these phases is largely due to the hormonal changes that your body undergoes.
What we find works: Thankfully, Facial Lounge was founded with the mission to effectively and gently clear acne-prone skin. Our solutions work whether you're grappling with pregnancy acne or postpartum breakouts. We highly endorse our Pore Clarifying Cleanser - it's a stand-out product that introduces you to the transformative potential of Facial Lounge skincare.
For an added boost, try our ultra-luxurious, silky smooth, matte Calming Hydragel. It works wonders in soothing irritated skin. As an alternative to Target pimple patches, we recommend the Sulphur Mask, which can be used as a spot treatment or an all-over mask.
If your skin battles dryness along with acne, we suggest incorporating the Feather Light Miracle Moisturizer into your skincare routine. It's designed to reduce redness and provide deep, yet lightweight hydration to your skin.
These tiger stripes seem to appear overnight and can be a pain to get rid of or fade.
What we find works: Superhero Clarifying Cream resynchronizes firmness and elasticity, and our Calming Chamomile Night Oil effectively reduces the appearance of stretch marks and scars.
Conclusion: Embrace the Journey with Confidence
In conclusion, pregnancy is a beautiful journey that requires special care and attention to your skin. With the right pregnancy and breastfeeding- safe skincare routine, you can help address common skin concerns while also keeping you and your baby safe. With a little love and attention, you can restore your skin’s natural glow and feel confident and beautiful as you navigate the joys and challenges of motherhood.