Treating Hormonal Acne Safely and Naturally During Pregnancy and Nursing
Dealing with hormonal acne can be frustrating at any time, but it becomes especially challenging when you're pregnant or nursing. As a mother-to-be or a nursing mother, you prioritize the safety and well-being of your baby above all else. That's why finding a safe and natural solution to treat hormonal acne becomes crucial. In my search for an effective and gentle remedy, I came across an intriguing ingredient called Bakuchiol flower extract. In this blog post, we'll explore how Bakuchiol can help address hormonal acne and its benefits for your skin during this delicate phase of your life.
What is Bakuchiol flower extract?
Bakuchiol is a natural extract derived from the seeds and leaves of the Psoralea corylifolia plant, also known as the Babchi plant. It has gained attention in the skincare industry as a potential alternative to retinol, a popular ingredient known for its anti-aging and acne-fighting properties. What sets Bakuchiol apart is its ability to stimulate skin cell regeneration, offering a promising solution for treating hormonal acne.
How does Bakuchiol work?
Bakuchiol's mechanism of action is quite simple yet effective. When applied topically, it gently exfoliates the skin by shedding dead skin layers and promoting the growth of new skin cells. This process accelerates the fading of pimples and acne scarring, allowing them to heal more quickly. Instead of enduring a pimple for a week or more, you may notice it disappearing within a matter of days. Additionally, Bakuchiol contributes to improving skin texture, leaving it feeling firmer and smoother.
Safety considerations during pregnancy and nursing:
As responsible consumers, it's essential to prioritize safety, especially during pregnancy and while nursing. While Bakuchiol hasn't been specifically studied on pregnant women due to ethical concerns, it has not been linked to any negative side effects. However, it's crucial to consult with your physician before incorporating any new skincare products into your routine. They will have a comprehensive understanding of your individual circumstances and can provide the best guidance based on your specific needs.
Embracing the natural alternative:
If you're looking for a natural alternative to retinol that harnesses the power of Bakuchiol, consider trying our Renewing Flower Serum. Our serum combines the benefits of Bakuchiol flower extract with other carefully selected natural ingredients to provide a gentle yet effective solution for hormonal acne. By opting for a natural product, you can feel confident about the ingredients you're applying to your skin while supporting its overall health and well-being.
Finding a safe and natural way to treat hormonal acne during pregnancy and nursing can be a challenge, but it's not impossible. Bakuchiol flower extract offers a promising solution by stimulating skin cell regeneration and helping fade pimples and acne scarring more quickly. While further research is needed regarding its specific use during pregnancy, Bakuchiol has not been associated with any negative side effects. Remember to consult with your physician to ensure the product aligns with your unique needs and circumstances. Embrace the power of Mother Nature’s natural remedies, and consider incorporating Bakuchiol into your skincare routine for healthier, glowing skin.v
First pregnancies can be scary and the fear of birth paralyzing.
Instead of taking action, you’re overwhelmed. You can only hope that your healthcare provider will make the best decisions for you.
I wish I’d been better prepared but I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I felt like birth was just one of those miserable experiences women have to push through and endure.
Now that I’m in my third trimester expecting my second baby, I’m choosing to embrace birth with intention.
What I’m doing differently this time around:
Choosing a Natural Birth:
This felt scary at first, but I want a redemptive and peaceful birth. One where I have the autonomy to move my body into positions that support my baby’s efforts to enter the world.
Instead of letting fear take over, I’m absorbing as much information as possible. I’ve consulted with my midwife to craft my ideal birth plan. I’m also watching birth videos to get more comfortable with the experience.
I’m seeing a chiropractor to help me align my hips and back to help make the birth experience be more comfortable. I made sure to look for a chiropractor who is certified in the Webster technique to help ensure my baby is in optimal position for labor.
Pelvic Floor Specialist:
My pelvic floor specialist and I are preparing my body for birth. We’re doing exercises to learn how to relax certain muscles during delivery, strengthen my pelvic floor, and improve my postpartum recovery.
Postpartum Skin Care Products:
This time I’m not using the postpartum skin care products provided by the hospital. I didn’t know better the first time. I didn’t realize how many questionable ingredients were in those products that did nothing to support my healing process. Instead, I’ll be using my own products like the Boob Balm, Herbal Relief Body Mist, Lavender Soaking Salts, and Revitalize Postpartum Cream which I believe are the best postpartum skincare products. All of them can be found in my Postpartum Care Package.
I combine the stretching technique with the Baby Cheeks Barrier Oil to reduce my chances of tearing. The oils help the skin to become more elastic and the stretching helps the skin become more flexible. It also teaches you to release tension during intensity and allow your body to expand.
I’m incorporating strength workouts to reduce the aches and pains I felt during my first pregnancy. By working out at least twice a week I have almost completely eliminated back pain, sciatic pain, and abdominal pinching. I have been doing the Bodi Barre Prenatal workouts and absolutely love them!!
Pregnancy hormones like Relaxin cause the skin to be less firm and often lead to stretch marks and cellulite. I have been strengthening my skin’s elasticity throughout pregnancy with our postpartum belly cream: the Revitalize Postpartum Cream. It contains Lupin extract that produces type I Collagen and increases skin elasticity and firmness. I have no stretch marks. The cellulite on my legs that I had at the beginning of my pregnancy has all but disappeared.
Strengthening My Faith:
Even though I’m doing everything in my power to prepare my body and mind for birth, there is still a whisper of fear in me. I’m strengthening my connection with God to replace that fear with faith. Believing in the knowledge that I was built for birth and that I can trust in Him for strength.
Preparing and planning for birth has felt like an extra full-time job. But, I feel so excited.
I hope this empowers you to decide and take charge of your baby’s birth and motherhood journey.
I'd love to hear what you've been doing to prepare for your birth? Comment below!