For those of you who don’t me personally, my first love was actually skin care products!!!
I’m currently approaching my 30 weeks of pregnancy and I’ve been getting a lot of compliments and questions about my skin. Not to brag, but I do love my skin! I’m blessed to not have acne or the “pregnancy mask” which is darkening of the skin. However, I did have some dark dry patches around my mouth earlier in my 2nd trimester, but it went away after I switched to a new face wash!
I use these 2 products morning and evening. It’s serious that simple!
The face cream I ordered on amazon here. I love how light and non-greasy it is. It’s anti-aging, hydrating and it’s packed with vitamin C! Vitamin C helps with hyper-pigmentation. All the ingredients are natural too.
The L’Occitane face wash is veryyy fun to use. It comes out like a foam/ shaving cream consistency. You rub this onto your face while it is still dry and the mousse disappears into it and you rinse off. It does not leave a soapy residue nor does it strip away moisture from your skin. You can literally feel the difference in your skin right away– it makes my skin so soft. I think this works best for dry-normal skin. My fiance has oil skin and he didn’t like how this feels on him at all. This product is totally safe for pregnancy. A woman at Sephora recommended it to me and it really helped with the redness/ dark/ dry patches around my chin.
This is what I use to remove makeup- recommended by my favorite beauty guru- Estee Lalonde. I just started this recently after finishing another Garnier makeup remover product. I use a cotton pad and I wipe it all around my face. It works quite well and I love how it’s not oily!
Moving on to body care–
In the beginning of my 2nd trimester, I freaked out a little bit because I found a pink streak on my belly and I knew it was going to become my first stretch mark. Before that mark appeared, I was only using the coconut oil once a day after I shower. Right now, the pink streak had gone away because I used olive oil (the regular cooking kind) and sesame oil (also the cooking kind) for a whole week, multiple times a day.
So I decided to up my belly marinating game! Now I use coconut oil + few drops of Trader Joe’s Vitamin E oil when I wake up. I would reapply either coconut or bio oil throughout the day whenever I remember. In the evening, I use the sesame oil (no longer the cooking kind) and a few drops of vitamin E oil as well.
I carry this little guy in my bag and if I remember, I would apply it in public bathrooms. Yes, as you can see, I take this very seriously!
Lastly, this is a luxury, splurge item that I use just to feel like a million bucks 🙂 I spray this whenever I’m feeling hot or when I need a little extra energy.
I hope you guys enjoyed reading! I’m opened to recommendations and suggestions!
Let me know in the comments if you would like to see see more beauty/ skincare posts. I know a whole lot!