No matter how well you have perfected your skin care routine, skin changes and stretch marks in pregnancy might have you itching to try something new - literally! Your favorite ingredients may be off the table when you are expecting, but safe products are easy to find (and now might also be a good time to green up your cleaning and laundry, too). We're rounding up the balms, washes and stretch mark creams that expecting moms love to soothe skin and bring out that pregnancy glow. Choose the right pregnancy safe skincare for your skin type, and it is always a safe bet to check with your doctor.
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Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter
Kelly R.: Burt's Bees belly butter uses cocoa, shea, and jojoba butters to keep pregnancy skin hydrated and supple. The fragrance free formula is great for pregnant moms with a sensitive nose.
The Honest Company Organic Belly Balm
Brigitte Nohra Miller: This hypoallergenic belly balm is developed especially for use by expecting moms to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and help itchy skin. Its formula is certified organic and the primary ingredients are cocoa butter and a blend of oils to soothe growing bellies.
Earth Mama Lip Balms
Brigitte Nohra Miller: This was a great hydrating balm to soothe my dehydrated lips during pregnancy. My two favorite flavors were the "Coconut Smoothie" and " Orange Ginger." It made such a difference to know that I was using a safe product made from all natural ingredients.
Mama Mio The Tummy Rub Butter
Brigitte Nohra Miller: Created by four moms, this brand ensures skincare products that are safe to use during pregnancy. Don't miss their best-selling Tummy Rub Butter to help prevent stretch marks, made with organic oils blended into a base of organic shea butter.
Belli Anti-Blemish Facial Wash
Brigitte Nohra Miller: This is a wonderful facial wash if you are experiencing an outbreak of acne due to pregnancy. Belli Skincare products are pregnancy and nursing safe, and this face wash leaves sensitive skin clean and clear without overdrying using a blend of lactic acid, green tea, lemon peel oil and cucumber extract.
Brigitte Nohra Miller: Bio-Oil is designed to treat stretch marks, scars, dehydrated skin and more. Once I started to use it, I could clearly notice a remarkable improvement with my skin after applying it. Its oil-based formula combines plant extracts and vitamins in an oil base. Seriously, best gift I got from my mother-in-law!
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Cupuaçu Mommy All Over Body Scrub
Brigitte Nohra Miller: Developed especially for use by expecting moms, this scrub helped me fight dry skin during (and after) pregnancy to keep my skin healthy and soft. The formula is based on natural and organic ingredients, including certified organic raw shea butter and the Amazonian Cupuaçu plant, combined with passiflora oil to deliver a unique product full of benefits and zero harmful ingredients.
Burt's Bees Mama Bee Leg & Foot Cream
Brigitte Nohra Miller: This was my favorite pregnancy cream, and has become my #1 gift for expecting moms! With three pregnancies during summer time, this cream was the only thing that helped soothe my swelling ankles. Formulated from natural ingredients and organic plants, the peppermint and rosemary mix works like magic and takes away the heavy feet sensation!
Mustela Stretch Marks Prevention Cream
Brigitte Nohra Miller: This best-selling product is made for expecting moms to minimize the appearance of stretch marks with plant-based ingredients. Available in lightly fragranced or fragrance free versions.
Basq NYC Anti-Blemish Daily Cleanser
Brigitte Nohra Miller: If you are suffering from pregnancy acne, this is the cleanser to go to! Safe for pregnancy and nursing, this cream helps rebalance the skin's hormonal changes. Basq NYC has perfected the balance between nutrient rich essential oils and plant extracts to deliver various award-winning products for use during pregnancy.
Noodle & Boo Lovely Body Lotion
Brigitte Nohra Miller: This pregnancy massage lotion was a great addition to my self-care routine during pregnancy, as I suffered from calf cramps and applying the cream and massaging it really helped soothe and relax my muscles. The resulting silky, smooth skin was a bonus!
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion For Stretch Marks
Kelly R.: Palmer's trusted cocoa butter formula can be used on any area prone to stretch marks to help reduce their appearance and increase skin elasticity. This version comes in a pump bottle to make application easy.
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