Tips for Treating Your Dry Skin During Pregnancy

For most of my life I had oily skin or at least in my t-zone areas but when I was pregnant my skin got ridiculously dry. At first, I thought that my dry skin was due to moving from a humid climate in Hawaii to a dry climate in Northern California but then I learned that dry skin during pregnancy is very common and I've since learned that my skin seems to have been forever changed by, you guessed it... hormones. 

If you are experiencing dry skin due to pregnancy (or even if you’re not pregnant), here are some things that can help you.

Dry skin is very common during pregnancy, due to hormones. Here are some tips on how to treat your dry skin in pregnancy! #pregnancy #hormones

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Wash your face

Does this really need to be said? Unfortunately, yes it does. There are many positive effects of washing your face, including getting rid of the dead skin, which contributes to skin feeling dry.


I know. Way too obvious but when you're pregnant and tired it's easy to skip some "simple" tasks even when we know they are important. My favorite moisturizing cream is First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Intense Hydration. I actually didn't use it when I was pregnant but I really wish I had! 

Use skin or bath oils.

When I first moved back to California two very dear friends of mine took me to lunch and surprised me with gifts. They each bought me their own personal favorite baby/pregnancy items. One of the gifts I received was Skin Owl Beauty Drops, specifically because of the whole dry skin during pregnancy issue. This was definitely one of the best gifts I received! Another oil I really like and recommend is REN. You can also put some bath oils in your bath or you can use coconut oil or vitamin e oil.

Sleep with a humidifier.

Adding moisture to the air will help add moisture to your skin. You'll need a humidifer for your baby, anyway, so you might as well get it early. 

Use a hydrating face mask.

Not only is this a great way to treat your dry skin but it’s a great way to treat yourself! My favorite brand for masks is GLAMGLOW and I highly recommend their THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Treatment.

Drink Water.

If you’re pregnant, you should be drinking plenty of water anyway. Staying hydrated will keep your skin hydrated as well. Carry a water bottle with you at all times!

Do you have some other great tips or product recommendations for dry skin? I'd love to hear about them in the comments! 

Inez Bayardo _ For the Love of Mom Blog _

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