Treating Hyperpigmentation During Pregnancy: Embracing Safe and Effective Alternatives
Pregnancy is a time of joy and anticipation, but it can also bring about changes in your skin, including the development of hyperpigmentation. While taking care of your skin is essential, it's crucial to prioritize the safety of both you and your baby. Unfortunately, traditional treatments like retinol and high levels of synthetic vitamin C are not considered safe during pregnancy. In this blog, we will explore the risks associated with these treatments and introduce a pregnancy-safe alternative: our skincare company's Renewing Flower Serum with Bakuchiol. We will also discuss the pitfalls of synthetic vitamin C and highlight our Brightening Fruit Essence, which harnesses the power of natural vitamin C from fruits for a safe and radiant complexion.
The Risks of Retinol and High Levels of Synthetic Vitamin C During Pregnancy:
Retinol, a commonly used ingredient for addressing various skin concerns, including hyperpigmentation, is not recommended during pregnancy. Studies have shown that retinol and other retinoids can potentially harm the developing baby. It's crucial to avoid products containing retinol and opt for safer alternatives to ensure your baby's well-being.
Similarly, while vitamin C is renowned for its skin-brightening properties, the levels typically used in skincare products are not considered safe during pregnancy. Synthetic vitamin C, commonly used by many companies, can lose its potency quickly and may not be shelf stable. This compromises its effectiveness and leaves you wondering if you're truly getting the benefits you deserve.
Embracing Safe and Effective Alternatives:
Bakuchiol is a game-changer when it comes to treating hyperpigmentation, acne, and wrinkles during pregnancy. Derived from the seeds of the Psoralea corylifolia plant, Bakuchiol offers similar benefits to retinol but without the associated risks. Our Renewing Flower Serum combines the power of Bakuchiol with other nourishing ingredients, providing a safe and effective solution for addressing hyperpigmentation.
While synthetic vitamin C may not be the ideal choice during pregnancy, the power of natural vitamin C from fruits can brighten your skin safely and effectively. Our Brightening Fruit Essence harnesses the goodness of vitamin C derived from fruits, ensuring a radiant and healthy complexion without compromising your baby's well-being.
The Benefits of the Renewing Flower Serum and Brightening Fruit Essence:
- Renewing Flower Serum: This powerhouse serum not only addresses hyperpigmentation but also helps with acne and wrinkles. With the potent benefits of Bakuchiol, it rejuvenates your skin, promoting a smoother and more even-toned complexion. Its natural formulation ensures the safety of both you and your baby, allowing you to pamper your skin with peace of mind.
- Brightening Fruit Essence: Our Brightening Fruit Essence is a game-changer when it comes to achieving a natural glow. Packed with natural vitamin C from fruits, it brightens dull skin, reduces hyperpigmentation, and evens out skin tone. Its gentle formulation ensures that your skin is nourished and revitalized without any harmful side effects.
Conclusion: Embrace Safe and Radiant Skin During Pregnancy
When it comes to treating hyperpigmentation during pregnancy, it's crucial to choose safe and effective alternatives that prioritize the well-being of both you and your baby. By opting for our Renewing Flower Serum with Bakuchiol and our Brightening Fruit Essence with natural vitamin C from fruits, you can achieve a radiant complexion without compromising safety.
Remember, your pregnancy journey is a time of joy and self-care. Embrace the power of mother nature’s natural remedies.
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!