DON’T WORRY I’M NOT GOING TO ASSUME EVERYONE IS PREGNANT JUST BECAUSE I’M PREGNANT.
But I will tell you one thing: The pregnancy glow is real. Perhaps it’s because I’m not drinking alcohol ( which can make you look like a dried-up prune and is prone to having pregnancy acne ), but I’ve totally noticed my skin is way more glowy from being pregnant. Probably because pregnant women’s body increases blood volume and hormone levels are high that produce more oil.
Side note, because of that excess oil production, keep away from too much sun exposure that may harm you and get skin conditions such as acne, sunburn, and dead skin. Women also experience different body transformations during pregnancy such as morning sickness, hormone fluctuations, body temperature, etc, and that is the other part of pregnancy.
I don’t want this to turn into a pregnancy blog, anyways, back to the topic – skin glow!
So it got me thinking how I can maintain this glowing skin forever because I never want to give it up. Then it got me thinking even further, how can someone who isn’t pregnant get this glow all day, every day. I’ve broken it down to 3 products that I’ve been using religiously while I’ve been pregnant. These are all pregnancy safe, clean products that I feel so comfortable with. So comfortable in fact, that I even rub them on my stomach.
Before we get into specifics I want to give you a few ways to make your skin glow in general. HYDRATE HYDRATE HYDRATE!!! Keeping yourself hydrated is so good for your skin & energy. If you need help getting water in, grab yourself a Hydro Flask– you won’t be sorry ( I’m very specific here- I like a white Hydro Flask with a pink lid, or a pink Hydro Flask with a teal lid. What can I say, I know what I like ). The key with a Hydro Flask is a straw lid. You gotta get the straw lid. Like, don’t even bother with a normal lid, trust me. Also if you think water is boring, check out these water medleys that I’ve been loving lately.
Other ways are to get 8 hours of sleep AT LEAST ( right now I’m getting 9 ), exfoliate, wear spf, increase your blood flow with facial massage & don’t forget about your ice- ice facial, ice roller, chilled eye pads, you get it.
Anyway on to these glowy standout stars.
3 Products That Will Give You a Pregnancy Glow Without The Pregnancy
♡ Heartspring Rose Face Mist
This mist is a favorite of Stassi Schroeder’s ( if you haven’t listened to Straight Up With Stassi, check out the episode I’m on here. We talk glam time, how to de-stress, & not care about haters ). Stassi swears by Heartspring products so I wanted to test them out. You guys will love this face mist. It’s made by a small business owner & you can really tell she puts her heart & soul into her products.
I feel so confident spraying this on my face, belly & body because everything is made organic & in small batches. The ingredients are: witch hazel, aloe vera, cucumber water, tea tree oil, lavender water, & rose water. She also makes a bomb lip balm- little play on words there. My favorite is the lavender honey. I love supporting small businesses & I love supporting them even more when they’re amazing like this. Stalk her whole line here, but definitely get the rose mist– it’s white & pink & will look so cute in the makeup bag.
♡ Organic Grape Seed Oil
Ok guys. This is so easy. Every single TSC reader should have organic grape seed oil on hand. It’s so easy to find, you can get it in the supermarket. I like to source mine from Italy or France if I can, if I can’t, no big deal, I just go to Vons. You want to get organic, cold-pressed grape seed oil in a huge ass bottle. This is something you can put all over body for that glow. It makes your spray tan look amazing ( people think it makes your tan come off, but I always use oil after day 2 of my spray tan ), put it on your collarbones for a pop, your stomach for stretch marks, put it on your face, remove your mascara with it, it kinda does everything. A real ‘jack of all trades’ if you will.
Grape seed oil or a cleansing balm is the best way to remove your makeup. When you’re done, use a baby wash cloth to take it off, then put on more oil. Baby wash cloths for your face is the hack of a lifetime. Because let’s be honest…there’s nothing worse than using the same white towel that you just used on your butt hole ( or that your husband used on his ballsack ), on your face. That’s gonna put bacteria & nasty-ass germs all over your face. Gross. Anyway grape seed oil smells good & has so many benefits: moisturizing, contains Vitamin E, doesn’t clog pores, great for sensitive skin, tightens pores, & reduces the appearance of scars.
♡ NIU BODY Hydrate Moisturizing Facial Serum
This line was recently introduced to me, & I’ve found that everyone is raving about it because it’s pregnancy safe. I like the serum the best out of all the products & I’ve really been enjoying it lately. Usually I’ll do this or Vintner’s Daughter Botanical Serum last in my skincare routine. This is almost like a cheaper version of the Vintner’s Daughter Serum. This one is $28 whereas the Vintner’s Daughter is $185. Both of them are amazing.
The Niu Body Facial Serum is so good for thirsty skin that needs moisture. It’s full of pumpkin seed, sweet almond & lavender oil which will leave you damn glowy. Just to give you the 411 as always, pumpkin seed is filled with Vitamin A, B, D, & E, plus it’s rich in Omega 3 & 6. It contains tons of antioxidants to fight aging which we love. Sweet almond oil has Vitamin E in it which really helps with any kind of scarring & give your skin that supple look that we all want. Lastly, for pregnancy, I’ve really been wanting calming vibes around me, so the lavender oil brings that calmness I’m craving right now & relaxes the mind. It’s free of sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrances, preservatives & they don’t test on animals. Put about 4 drops in your hand & do some facial massage with it.
So that’s that. If you wanna glow like a boss-ass bitch, try these products, they will leave you D-E-W-Y, let me tell ya. These things can be used in the morning or at night & it feels even better with extra lymphatic drainage & facial massage. I know, I know, I’ve said those words more than any other word on the blog, but I just think it’s something everyone should do to get rid of fine lines, wrinkles & puffiness. But you know that.
I would love to know what specifics you guys want to know about pregnancy if you’re interested at all. Like I said, I don’t want this to turn into a pregnancy blog, but I do want to share my journey with some pregnancy posts sprinkled in among the beauty & wellness tips.
Alright, hope this post leaves you all glowy.
+ learn how to do facial massage at home.
++ Why you should put your eye pads in the fridge.