Q: Did you have a skincare routine before and while pregnant? What were you using and how were you using them?
A: Yes, I did have a skincare routine before and during pregnancy. It wasn’t elaborate though. Just essentials; Estée Lauder Perfectly Clean Creamy Cleanser, Estée Lauder Perfectly Clean Hydrating Toner and Clinique No 3 Toner, Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair, Estée Lauder Enlighten Serum, Estée Lauder Hydration Creme and Estée Lauder DayWear Sunscreen SPF50
Q: Were there ingredients you stayed clear off while pregnant?
Q: Were there specific skin issues that came with your pregnancy and how did you tackle them?
A: Dryness, my skin became extremely dry and flaky. I doubled up on hydration and then at some point, I started using a thicker moisturizer. I got one from Clarins (can’t remember the name), then I got Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Moisturizer later.
Q: After childbirth, what changed in your routine?
A: After childbirth, my skin took the worst turn. Horrible is the right word. Nothing worked. My skin barrier was a mess, rashes and flakes, melasma, dullness, etc…. that was when I entered the world of acids. A combo of Retinol and glycolic acid + 20% vitamin c helped me more than anything else.
Q: Are there ingredients or practices that can help with stretch marks experienced during pregnancy?
Pregnancy is a beautiful journey. Make it more enjoyable by keeping your skincare routine simple with antioxidants, protection and loads of moisture. If you found this helpful, do share with others!