“Though this post does include sponsored links, all thoughts and opinions are my own.”
It’s no secret that pregnancy brings on two types of skin. You get lucky with flawless glowing pregnancy skin or you get hormone induced acne. Lucky me, I’ve been hit with the pregnancy acne type, every time. Since I am very conscious of what products I use when pregnant, having a safe pregnancy skincare routine is a must.
You all know I love my Perfectly Posh products so their chunks should be no surprise here. For those of you who are behind, go check out my post here to catch. Perfectly Posh chunks come in a variety of scents and range from $5-$9 in price. So what’s so great about pricey soap? Well, PP’s chunks are made with natural-based ingredients and are easily twice the size of regular bar soaps. I’d say when we use Dove we go through a bar of soap every 2-3 weeks. With Perfectly Posh chunks we use one up in roughly 6-8 weeks. Huge difference for sure. If your skin is being extra sensitive you can also opt for scent free chunks.
Alba Pineapple Face Wash
I love my BFF face wash but since becoming pregnant, it’s been a bit too harsh on my face. I started searching for other natural face washes and stumbled upon the Alba Pineapple face washes at Fry’s. At first, I grabbed just the facial cleanser but found it was a bit soft for my intense pregnancy acne. I went back to the store and grabbed the facial scrub and found it was really thick. It got the job done but I felt like I had a film of oil on my face. Why would I suggest these then? Well, I decided to mix the two face washes together and it was the perfect combo! The lightness of the cleanser and the thickness of the scrub evened out to a perfect middle ground for my face.
Organic Doctor Snail Gel
The wonder product of them all, snail slime. I’m sure you are probably getting disgusted right now but you shouldn’t. Snail slime is the epitome of all things great in my pregnancy skin care routine. Though it can go by many different names, gel, cream, Helix Aspersa Muller secretion, it’s all snail slime. Why is it the holy grail of my routine? Snail slime reduces inflammation and redness, stimulate skin regeneration, and locks in moisture.
The Organic Doctor Snail Gel was my first experience with snail slime. Organic Doctor is an award-winning skincare line from the UK, which just launched in the U.S. I was expecting something well, slimy. Turns out it looks, smells, and feels like a normal cream. I was really surprised and slathered it on my face immediately. I would say it has a medium weight feel to it and almost feels a little tingly for a second. Similar to a peppermint essential oil tingle but not as intense.
Organic Doctor scours the planet for the finest botanical and naturally inspired ingredients to ensure that the bioactive properties of the organic ingredients in each product are truly captured. You can grab Organic Doctor Snail Gel as well as many of their other products at your local CVS or online at Amazon.
Hot Tip! Snail slime is packed with collagen and elastin boosters and many suggest its awesome for avoiding stretch marks.