As a beauty expert, I’m exposed to a variety of new and innovative beauty product every single day and I’m lucky enough to test product samples before they even hit the market! When I found out I was pregnant, I started paying extra attention to product labels to make sure the ingredients were mom and baby-safe. I realized that a lot of products that I used on a daily basis in my pre-preggo life (ie: toners with salicylic acid and eye creams with retinol) were suddenly off-limits. As a result, I decided to pare down my skin and body care regimen.
One major focus? Preventing stretch marks, dark spots, and discoloration on my tummy, thighs, hips, and more. Most pregnant women are plagued with these issues due to the various hormonal changes our bodies go through. Annoying? Yes. Preventable? Totally.
Check out my very candid and off-the-cuff Vlog below to see which products I found to be lifesavers in terms of keeping my skin smooth, stretch-mark free, and even-toned.