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.
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.
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.