Pregnancy Self Care Products
Pregnancy can be a magical and beautiful experience, but it can also be exhausting, stressful and gnarly. Worrying about the health and wellbeing of your babe is sort of fundamental to this whole thing unfortunately and while it’s impossible to avoid all of the what-ifs, you can give yourself a...
Pregnancy can be a magical and beautiful experience, but it can also be exhausting, stressful and gnarly. Worrying about the health and wellbeing of your babe is sort of fundamental to this whole thing unfortunately and while it’s impossible to avoid all of the what-ifs, you can give yourself a bit of a reprieve with a helpful dose of self-care.
The same pampering regimen you onced loved in your pre-preggo life can be applied during pregnancy, but they might need some slight modifications. Let’s walk through the best ways to set up a chillaxing and calming nine months so that you can redirect your attention to the excitement of what (and who) is to come!
One of the most noticeable changes to your body during pregnancy (apart from your growing belly), is the obvious shifts in skin texture and color. Your skin might be drier, or you might see , differences in pigmentation (dark, stretch marks), and even an increase in acne. If your skin is already prone to breakouts, they may worsen, or you might notice prior skin conditions like psoriasis flaring up. Stress can also be a culprit.
Good news, mama, you can continue your typical skincare routine for the most part. Most cosmetics and skin products are put through FDA certifications, so they’re generally safe to use. However, you need to be hyper-vigilant about some ingredients.
Reconsider products that contain retinoids in high doses. Retinol is often used in anti-aging skincare. But, when it is very potent (like in acne treatments such as Accutane), it can cause birth defects. Accutane is specifically advised not to be used during pregnancy, and most women prescribed the medication must be on a form of contraception.
If you’re experiencing acne, consider glycolic acid, which is considered even safer than salicylic acid. Glycolic acid also works well to diminish pregnancy pigmentation differences in a safer way than hydroquinone.
Establish a Schedule
Routines help to guide us in times of uncertainty, and you may find that sticking to a scheduled skincare routine during your pregnancy helps the time slip away.
Each day, wash your face and apply a gentle cleanser. Toners should be followed by a mineral-based sunscreen and moisturizer all over your body. Before bed, try serums instead of sunscreen.
After you’ve moisturizing your stretch marks, check out our belly oil for a blissful way to send some extra love to the skin on your stomach. Our dry oil offers all of the hydrating powers you love with none of that greasy residue you hate.
As always, our products are made from plants and are free of parabens, phthalates, and fragrances or dyes. A soothing glow makes an everyday difference!
A Bath a Day Keeps Mama Okay
You can tell how much we love prenatal baths with our Spa Day Kit. It comes with a belly oil, a brush, and our patented Mama Calm Bath Soak. Baths are recommended during pregnancy, but with a few caveats.
Let’s talk bath safety. Make sure your bathtub and bathwater are sanitary to avoid any UTIs or other infections. For example, do not bathe after your water breaks. Also, maintain a water temperature that is around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, as hot water can lower the blood flow to your baby.
Baths should only last about 15 to 20 minutes and replace harsh bath bombs with paraben-free products like those at Hatch. We also love some Epsom salts and oatmeal treatments
Many of the ways that you nourish your own body translates to health and wellness for your growing family.
Try to eat all colors of the rainbow, and keep portion control in the forefront of your mind. A palette that focuses on greens, purples, reds, and golds is typically very nutritious. Be mindful of incorporating proteins and healthy fats into your meals instead of trans fat and carbohydrates.
Water is life-giving. Aim to drink two liters of water every day. This will help boost your energy, nourish your skin, and also aid morning sickness. A reusable water bottle can keep you on your goal.
And even though it might feel impossible, try to, meditate and practice yoga. This can center your mind and body at the same time and decrease your stress level. When all else fails, just remember. You got this.