Being an expectant mother is no easy task—on top of dealing with your body’s constant changes, you also have to be more conscious of the ingredients in products you use, and that includes the items on your vanity. And with no access to your using beauty arsenal (from botox to fillers), a few clever substitutes are needed to keep you looking your absolute best.
In fact, pregnancy is not a time to let everything go. When you’re growing a real life human, a little pampering to take the edge off is more than required. Check out our pick of the top pregnancy beauty products that are totally baby safe.
Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy the next 9 months.
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When you are unable to speed dial your favourite clinic for their wrinkle-easing botox, don’t go into a state of withdrawal. Short of living with a perma-frown for the full nine months, consider some wrinkle-fighting alternatives that agree with both your skin and womb. Powered with pregnancy-safe ingredients such as resveratrol found in mulberries, Gold Mulberry is an all-natural anti-aging cream that will stave off age and lines persuasively.
No thermage or ulthera for nine months doesn’t mean you should look ten years older after the baby has popped. There are clever ways to beat the sag when it comes to your face. Popularised by the Koreans and used by plastic surgeons post-facelift as well as aesthetic doctors post-threadlifts, medical grade facelift bands like Lift Me Up can support and shape the skin of the face. Wear this to coax your skin into a more lifted condition during your pregnancy and beyond.
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Those who relied for the golden course of antibiotics to keep acne at bay will find their skin succumbing to pimple breakouts as soon as pregnancy hormones flare. No medication is fully safe during pregnancy so our advise is to go the drug-free route. Try I-Clear Blue light to keep skin clear and safe topicals such as Sleep Mode, a controlled-release glycolic gel that brightens and clarifies skin overnight.
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Want to brighten skin without compromising on safety? Besides retinoids, go for glow-inducing options such as LED Red photobiomodulation lights. Not only will your skin thank you for it, your complexion will look more radiant and healthy after. Oxyshot is a skin blast of pure oxygen, originally developed to boost skin health and healing of medical skin conditions, however, women have now adopted this to boost their skin rejuvenation with this treatment.
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