Pregnancy can see changes to skin caused by hormonal shifts among other factors. It’s common to experience skin
Pregnancy skincare should be simple and supportive. While it’s important to discuss any emerging pregnancy-related skin concerns with a medical professional any, a pared back pregnancy skincare kit is a good starting point. To discover how La Roche-Posay skincare can help care for your skin during pregnancy, read on.
OUR MINIMALIST PREGNANCY SKINCARE ROUTINE
Pregnancy can see changes to skin caused by hormonal shifts among other factors. It’s common to experience skin sensitivity, tender skin sensations and dry skin during pregnancy, and conflicting advice around which skincare products to use can make curating a pregnancy skincare routine difficult at times.
Pregnancy skincare should be simple and supportive. While it’s important to discuss any emerging pregnancy-related skin concerns with a medical professional any, a pared back pregnancy skincare kit is a good starting point. To discover how La Roche-Posay skincare can help care for your skin during pregnancy, read on
PREGNANCY FRIENDLY SKINCARE INGREDIENTS
Hydrating and moisturising products support skin as part of your daily pregnancy skincare routine. With no fragrances and minimal formulations, the La Roche-Posay Toleriane collection has been created for sensitive skin and features the following ingredients:
La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water
Panthenol (vitamin B5)
SKINCARE INGREDIENTS TO AVOID DURING PREGNANCY
We're often asked which skincare ingredients should be avoided during pregnancy. While the appropriate pregnancy skincare comes down to the individual, avoiding retinol (vitamin A) during pregnancy is recommended. It’s advisable to avoid other ingredients such as:
Certain essential oils
CAN YOU USE RETINOL WHEN PREGNANT?
Retinol use is not recommended during pregnancy. This is because retinol is a derivative of vitamin A, which plays a role in foetal development. Other vitamin A derivatives should also be avoided during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, including tretinoin, retinyl acetate, retinyl linoleate, retinyl palmitate and retinyl propionate. Read on to see pregnancy friendly skincare alternatives to retinol.
CAN YOU USE VITAMIN C SERUM WHEN PREGNANT
A powerful antioxidant, vitamin C helps to brighten skin, address pigmentation and protect against free radical stress caused by UV radiation. It’s common to experience skin discolouration during pregnancy, and vitamin C can be used to help even tone and boost radiance. The use of SPF and vitamin C serum when pregnant is a great way to keep skin protected from UV radiation.
PREGNANCY SKINCARE ROUTINE
The best skincare for pregnancy is hydrating and gentle, whilst still providing essential protection against stressors like UV radiation. Nourishing, moisturising formulas can help keep skin feeling soft, cleansed and protected, with ingredients like La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water, niacinamide, shea butter and prebiotics.
Below, we’ve provided a minimalistic pregnancy skincare kit. Address dryness and discomfort and ensure skin is healthy and radiant – three simple steps are all that’s required! Skincare during pregnancy doesn’t need to be complicated to provide the skin support you need. Explore our recommended cleansers, moisturisers and SPF for your pregnancy skincare regime below.
Cleansing sensitive skin is important, as impurities like pollution, bacteria and dust can exacerbate sensitivity. Free from fragrances, preservatives and surfactants, Toleriane Gentle Cream Dermo-Cleanser is a minimalist formula cleanser formulated for sensitive skin. Rinse-off or rinse-free, the milky cleanser is enriched with moisturising glycerin and prebiotic La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water to comfort dry skin during pregnancy.
Alternatively, our soap-free, pH 5.5 Toleriane Foaming Gel Cleanser may appeal to those who prefer a foaming face wash, while the Toleriane Caring Wash Hydrating Cleanser is suited to dry to very dry, sensitive skin. With coco-betaine to remove impurities without overwhelming skin, it boasts comforting and hydrating La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water, alongside niacinamide, glycerin and panthenol.
The Toleriane range also includes moisturisers for all sensitive skin types, ranging from oily-prone to dry. Toleriane Sensitive Riche Prebiotic Cream protects and hydrates skin with a gentle and nourishing formula. Pregnancy friendly skincare ingredients like glycerin, La Roche-Posay Thermal Water and shea butter help to strengthen the skin moisture barrier and comfort sensitive
DAILY SPF APPLICATION
Especially in Australia, sunscreen application is an important part of skin care when pregnant. Providing very high-level UVA and UVB protection for sensitive skin, Anthelios is La Roche-Posay’s sensitive skin suncare range. With invisible formulas and tinted options available, all Anthelios products are dermatologically tested and formulated with hypoallergenic (or no) fragrance.
Lightweight, non-greasy and non-comedogenic, Anthelios Invisible Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF 50+ delivers broad spectrum protection for normal to combination skin. If you prefer a matte finish, Anthelios XL Anti-Shine Dry Touch Facial Sunscreen SPF 50+ is suitable for oily and mild acne-prone skin types, while Anthelios Ultra Facial Sunscreen SPF 50+ is best for nourishing dry, sensitive skin.
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