Disclaimer: Some PR Samples. See bottom.
Over the course of my pregnancy, I’ve found myself making subtle changes to my beauty routine.
The majority of these changes involve how I take care of my facial skin, as my normally sensitive skin needs evolved.
In December, for example, I found myself having to put aside my Cleanse by Lauren Napier cleansing wipes for a few months after what normally works well for me created irritation on my rosacea and landed me at the doctor’s office with a script for an antibiotic cream. Even my locally-made and bought sensitive skin, rosacea therapy soap wasn’t cutting it anymore.
I’m happy to say I can use the Cleanse wipes again after some experimentation (and I tossed a handful in my hospital bag!), but I haven’t strayed much from the routines I’ve set over the course of the last 8 1/2 months.
Check out some of my favorite products and routines!
Dove Unscented Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar
I would like to tell you who or what led me to try Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar in place of my rosacea therapy facial cleansing bar, but I am pregnant and pregnancy brain is REAL. All I know is, around the time I had my skin infection, I was turned onto this and I have been using it ever since.
I cleanse my face in the shower with this bar, and end up using it all over most days.
It doesn’t irritate my skin at all.
Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser, Pixi Glow Tonic and Bioderma Sensibio H20 Makeup Removing Micelle Solution
Above is a combination of my nightly skin care routine, and what I use in the morning after washing my face with my Dove soap. I’ll break them down by bullets!
- Pixi Glow Tonic has been a staple in my medicine cabinet since I received a sample of it. It’s perfect for mornings, after I’ve washed my face with my Dove soap, I use a bit of this on a cotton pad and my face feels refreshed. I wanted to show both the used bottle (I just kicked it last week!) and the full, new bottle I bought, because I was concerned at first that the formula had changed because the two formulas were different colors and the front labels highlight different ingredients; but it hasn’t. They’ve just made the glycolic acid ingredient more prominent on the front of the packaging, which wasn’t apparent on the bottle I first tried. I swear by this toner.
- Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser – my skin LOVES this stuff. I slather it on my face at night, rubbing it in circular motion, and then I take a wash cloth, wet it with warm water, and wipe it off my face gently. I watch the makeup and dirt of the day come right off. My skin is left feeling moisturized – soft and supple. I follow with Glow Tonic or…
- Bioderma Sensibio H20 Make-Up Removing Micelle Solution. I received this to try at The Makeup Show NYC earlier this month and it has quickly earned a spot in my skin care routine. It is the consistency, color and scent of water, and it’s refreshing to wipe across my skin with a cotton pad. The formula I have is designed for sensitive skin, but there is a regular formula, as well. I will use this or Glow Tonic in the morning or night after cleansing.
Cult Nails Wicked Fast
I religiously used a top coat that was two-free prior to pregnancy – it still had DBP in it. Once I learned that it included this ingredient, I looked through my stash and decided that I had to go back to another of my Holy Grail top coats, Cult Nails Wicked Fast. Wicked Fast is DBP, Toulene and Formaldehyde free.
Unfortunately, the brand is closing its doors and the last bottles I have of Wicked Fast are my last – I may hoard a couple in case I ever do this pregnancy thing again!
I’m not sure if this makes a difference, or even helps. I still use nail polish remover and nail polish, although I try to use polish that is three- or five-free. But it was a change I could make that I felt good about.
Have you ever had to adjust your beauty routine for something – a pregnancy, moving to a new climate, etc.? I’d love to hear if you have any experience in this too!
Disclaimer: I received the Bioderma in my press bag at The Makeup Show NYC from the PR Firm/Manufacturer. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!