Pregnancy-Safe Skin Care: The Best Natural Products & Ingredients

It is a known fact that the skin changes during pregnancy, bringing a whole lot of new issues to deal. Between pregnancy glow, increased acne, skin darkening and sensitivity, the skin needs a little special attention during these trimesters. But you might realize that your regular products are not suited for your child. Pregnancy is not a time to be careless, so you must be mindful and careful of what ingredients you are introducing to your body and its impact on the baby.

Several ingredients can disrupt the skin barrier and be prejudicial in this time of extra care. Here is a list of products to avoid throughout pregnancy; be sure to always read the list of ingredients for every product you purchase before applying it:

    • Parabens
    • Retinoids
    • Retinol
    • Salicylic
    • Glycolic Acids
    • Benzoyl Peroxide
    • Formaldehyde
    • Soy
    • Oxybenzone (commonly found on chemical sunscreens)

Safe products for body and face during pregnancy time

Here are some products that we recommend using during this period, both for your body and for your skin’s face, that will help control the most common effects that pregnancy can do to your body and skin. All Arianna products are allergy tested, free of artificial dyes, phthalates and paraben preservatives, and rely on plant extracts for their key ingredients.

Arianna Spa Collection: Intensive Mineral Foot Treatment, Ultra Exfoliating Body Treatment, and Ultra Rich Mineral Body Butter

Arianna’s Mineral Foot Treatment
It’s very common to have swollen feet during the months of pregnancy, especially on the last trimester. It is called edema, and it’s just the excess fluid that your body collects in its tissues. It is not considered problematic for your health, but it can bring some discomfort. Some tips to reduce the swelling are putting your feet up whenever possible, wearing comfortable shoes, drinking plenty of water, exercising, and massaging the area with a specific cream that helps improve the circulation. Our mineral foot lotion is a blend of natural plant extracts that instantly nourishes and soothes tired and aching feet. Formulated with Dead Sea minerals, it is also excellent for moisturizing skin with eczema.

pregnant woman massaging her feet

Ultra-Exfoliating Body Treatment
A scrub that will help you exfoliate your skin to remove dead cells without exposing to any toxins. It is phthalate free, paraben free, and sulfate free and made with Dead Sea minerals and natural oils: a perfect solution for dry skin. It is non-greasy and unscented, in case if you become sensitive to smells during pregnancy. This version also has a lower chance of irritating sensitive skin.

Ultra Rich Mineral Boddy Butter
This powerful lotion will help you moisturize your skin without exposing it to harmful chemicals. It is also cruelty-free, meaning it has not been tested on animals. If the pregnancy is making you feel stressed, the calming scent of lavender can help you unwind.

creamy texture of Ultra Rich Mineral Body Butter

Instant Repair Collagen Eye Cream
During pregnancy, because of the increased hormone levels, the body retains more water, causing the dreaded puffy eyes. This cream instantly reduces the dark circles and puffiness under eyes, fights signs of aging and protects your skin without exposing it to any toxins. It is natural and pregnancy friendly. Additionally, it improves blood circulation and even out skin tone.

Arianna Intensive Mineral Hand Treatment

When in doubt about any product or ingredient, it is always best to speak to your physician. Regardless of your skin issue, it is primordial that you talk to your dermatologist or your obstetric.

Pregnancy should be a magical time, but the truth is that everyone experiences this phenomenon differently. Take good care of your self, your skin, and your baby with good choices, but without pushing yourself too hard. I wish you the best moment of your life!