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Pregnancy Safe Picks for Rosacea

pregnancy skincare picks for rosacea

Lately I’ve had readers requesting to know what products I would chose today for a skincare routine if I was pregnant, or for my picks for a pregnancy skincare routine when dealing with rosacea. Since I have (mild) rosacea, that’s pretty much the same question!

I strongly recommend starting with a core trio of products, and then swapping out additional products as needed to deal with the continual hormonal changes (and changing skincare issues) throughout pregnancy. I go into this in detail in my free pregnancy skincare eBook, you can sign up for my newsletter and get it there.

I chose all of my products from Sephora, as they’re readily available in the US and around the world. Also, I have VIB status in their Beauty Insider Program, and I used my birthday perk for Flash 2 day shipping (yes, you get a birthday gift). I also love using my points to buy deluxe samples/travel sized items, it’s a great way to try something new without committing to purchasing a full sized product.

Rosacea friendly and pregnancy safe skincare products

The products I’m sharing today are ones that I wanted to try (or have been trying for some time and loving), and they all happen to be pregnancy and nursing safe. I have mild rosacea, if my skin gets at all irritated you can be sure I’ll be using a fuller coverage foundation to cover up all the redness on my nose. These products are gentle enough for anyone’s skin type, no matter how sensitive your skin is.

pregnancy safe face exfoliation

Core Trio Products for Rosacea

The new Summer Fridays Super Amino Gel Cleanser is gentle, does a great job of cleaning my face without over drying. It includes ingredients such as amino acids and sea salt to help soothe the skin.

One thing I am asked about a lot, is for the best way to exfoliate your skin during pregnancy. I recommend avoiding chemical exfoliation such as peels or exfoliating cleansers, they usually contain ingredients that should be avoided during pregnancy. Instead, I recommend using physical exfoliation. This is the perfect time to splurge on a Clarisonic Mia Smart, which has a ton of features but I admit that I mostly use it with my favorite face wash to cleanse my face each night.


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  1. 3.19.20
    Rae said:

    Hi, I was wondering if these 2 products from Glycelene are pregnancy & breast feeding safe please.

    Glycelene Rejuvenation Crème

    Certified Organic Orange Water, Certified Organic Fair Trade Shea Butter, Certified Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Certified Organic Vegetable Glycerin, Squalane, Caprooyl-Tetrapeptide-3, Hyaluronic Acid, Red Algae Extract, Brown Algae Extract, Canadian Willowherb Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Cucumber Extract, Ricebran Oil, Rosemary Extract, Sunflower Seed Extract, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Sorbitol, Dextran, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.

    Glycelene The Beauty Ointment

    Certified Organic Vegetable Glycerin, Certified Organic (Fair Trade) Shea Butter, Proprietary Olive Oil Blend, Açaí Pulp Oil, CoEnzyme Q10, Babassu Seed Oil, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Sunflower Seed Extract, Rice Bran Oil, Wild Crafted French Lavender Essential Oil, 100% Vegetable derived Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride.

    • 3.19.20
      15mins said:

      Both are ok for nursing and pregnancy

      • 3.19.20
        Rae said:

        Thank you so much!

  2. 3.29.20
    Ida said:

    Hi Dr, when can you review product from Exuviance that are pregnancy safe? Thanks

    • 3.29.20
      15mins said:

      I’ll add that brand to my to do list