safe skincare routine

Best skincare brand for pregnancy

Not in the California area? Or don't have time to head to your local spa? Dermalogica has this super cool Face Mapping on their website. Just upload your picture with clean, no makeup skin, and they'll suggest products. I am kind of obsessed with the Face Mapping tool and recommend it to everyone I know. It tells you what they see as skin issues, and then recommend products that will help! Full disclosure: 99% of these products are dermalogica. Why? Because all of dermalogica's products are gluten free, vegan, paraben free, cruelty free and contain no artificial fragrances and colors. And when the esthetician set me up with my customized skin care routine plan, she obviously recommended products she used and knew would work for me. My skincare concerns: dull, uneven tone, redness, dark circles, and dehydrated skin. And whatever she recommended and used on me, we made sure was pregnancy safe. (Make sure to check with your OB / midwife / doctor if you have any questions / concerns.)

Day time pregnancy safe skincare routine + products


1: Special Cleansing Gel

This is like heaven for my combination skin. It's soap free, so great for dry and oily skin alike. Take a pea amount and rub it together in hands to form a foam. Then wash face!

2: Antioxidant Hydramist

Mist all over to firm and hydrate skin. The rose and clove combo in this makes for a really wonderful scent!

3: Redness Relief Essence

A brand new product I've only been using for about 2 weeks, but I'm already obsessed. It's a lightweight toner, so it can be used after toner, in place of toner, or right before your moisturizer! Aloe and oatmeal both hydrate and calm skin. It immediately lessens any redness I have, and the more I use it, the less redness I have overall!

4: Stress Positive Eye Lift.

Thanks to pregnancy insomnia and kiddos that hate sleep, this is my under eye pick me up. The applicator is magical and helps cool while lifting, depuffing, and brightening under eyes. I apply a generous amount after my serum, brush my teeth, and then you can either towel off or massage the excess cream into skin.

5: Dynamic Skin Recovery

With SPF 50, this is a powerhouse moisturizer. Hydrating, age fighter, and skin protectant all in one!

6: Skin Perfect Primer

If I'm going to be wearing makeup that day, I use Skin Perfect Primer before my tinted moisturizer. It has SPF 30, which is really important in this California weather! There is also crushed pearl powder, which gives a really beautiful iridescent glow. On no makeup days, I'll still use the Skin Perfect Primer if I'm wanting a little something extra! It helps even my skin tone and lessen the appearance of any acne that pops up.

Night time pregnancy safe skincare routine + products


1: Precleanse

If I've worn makeup that day, I start with Precleanse. Use this cleansing face oil with dry hands, on dry skin to melt away the day. This stuff takes off makeup like no ones business! After massaging into your skin, add water to foam up and rinse away with no oily residue!

2: Daily Microfoliant + Daily Superfoliant

If I've worn makeup, I use the Superfoliant, but if I went bare faced, I use the Microfoliant. For either, empty a small amount onto hands and mix with water to form a paste. Then gently exfoliate skin. These brighten and help combat the crazy air pollution.

1-2 Times a Week: Charcoal Rescue Mask

A few times a week, I replace the Micro / Superfoliant with the Charcoal Rescue Mask. This all in one face mask detoxifies, brightens, and invigorates normal to oily skin! Addresses aging, breakouts and dullness all at once.

3: Antioxidant Hydramist

4: Redness Relief Essence

5: Bio Lumin C Serum

This stuff is like magic in a bottle! Lactic Acid, Chia seed oil and vitamin C help to brighten, hydrate, nourish and firm, and it majorly combats fine lines and wrinkles.

6: Skin Smoothing Cream

I use this as my medium weight night time cream. It has put the kibosh on my dry patches! If you struggle with dry skin at all, you NEED this.

7: Sound Sleep Cocoon

My magical nighttime skin care secret! It has lavender and patchouli, so it promotes a good night's sleep and I swear on nights I remember to use this I feel like I wake up looking freaking amazing, ha. Right before bed, I apply to my face and then hit the sack.