Our favourite cleansers for glowing pregnancy skin
One of the keys to good skin is consistency but an influx of hormones when expecting can mean you encounter a whole range of new issues, from dryness to sensitivity to breakouts. If you are experiencing changes in your complexion consider switching up your regular beauty routine and finding a new cleanser you love which also combats any problems. From deeply hydrating formulas to lightweight gels, we’ve done the hard work for you and discovered the ultimate problem-solving cleansers that are also safe to use when expecting.
Calm raging pregnancy skin with this soothing formula containing Arctic Sea Buckthorn, an ingredient rich in Omega 3 and 7, traditionally used to heal burns and wounds. Punicic acid supports hormone function, while Rosehip and Argan oil help to protect your skin’s natural barrier layer. Rub a small amount between your palms and apply to dry skin – it’ll also take your make-up off too.
Available at www.s5skincare.com
If your skin is feeling dehydrated when expecting, Jurlique‘s cleanser is a moisturising must-have. With Willow Bark extract, the lightweight formula helps protect parched skin by enhancing cell turnover, meaning your skin will replenish itself faster. The fine Pumice lightly exfoliates your complexion, leaving you with a silky-soft face while the lingering rose scent is heavenly.
Available at www.jurlique.com
If you have temperamental skin when expecting, try this gentle cleansing melt by Evolve. An organic oil-based cleanser, it contains Baobab, an African superfood with high levels of protein, making it incredibly nourishing for your skin. It’s also packed with natural sugar and vanilla, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that perfect before bedtime. Soap-free, leave it on your skin for a few minutes before removing it with a warm cloth.
Available at www.evolvebeauty.co.uk
Doubling as a massaging body balm, this gel cleanser is rich in Oryzanol which will help clear up pregnancy breakouts. Simply add water to create a milky emulsion that will keep your skin supple without stripping it. With light honey and vanilla notes, the fresh subtle scent is perfect for the morning, while the chic, slim packaging is super easy to pack for travelling.
Available at www.naturalspafactory.com
For a deep clean that leaves you gleaming, try Pixi’s Glow Mud Cleanser. While salicylic acid is not advised during pregnancy, sulphur-based glycolic acid is safe to use as long as it’s a low dose. Containing 5% glycolic acid and soothing Aloe Vera, this mud mask purifies your skin and exfoliates as well as cleans. This can be used daily, but we love using it just a few times a week for when you need extra pampering in your skincare routine.
Available at www.pixibeauty.co.uk
Words by Katie Stalker