11 of the Best Skin-Care Products for Pregnant and Nursing Mothers

Allure posted "11 of the Best Skin-Care Products for Pregnant and Nursing Mothers" featuring Visha Skincare.

Visha Skincare’s Mommy Brightener with Illuminotex was highlighted as one of the products that are safe for pregnant women, as it avoids ingredients such as hydroquinone, retinoid or retinol. Our Mommy Brightener with Illuminotex brightens up dark spots caused by hormone changes seen during pregnancy, while also leaving skin, brighter, softer and more luminous.

Are you growing a new human right now? Awesome. Your body is in for some rapid changes as it helps to nourish and grow that bun in your proverbial oven. You might notice your skin needing a little special attention: Your cheeks, lips, and nipples may all seem dry and chapped; your under eyes may look significantly darker; your under-boob sweat could end up being completely out of control. And on top of that, you have to be mindful and particular of what ingredients you are introducing to your body as it’s also impacting your baby.

"Women should avoid any topical retinoids or retinol while pregnant," says dermatologist Rachel Nazarian, "While there are no studies on the effects of topical retinoids in pregnancy, there is much evidence that shows oral retinoids can cause major birth defects, and since skin can absorb topicals and potentially have ingredients enter the bloodstream, it is best to avoid using these products throughout pregnancy."

Dermatologist Shari Marchbein adds even more to the list of chemicals to be be avoided. "Salicylic and glycolic acids should also be avoided unless discussed with your dermatologist or OBGYN. And although not [over the counter], cosmetic procedures such as Botulinum toxin and fillers are contraindicated during pregnancy. Bleaching creams containing hydroquinone should also be avoided during this time."

There are many things to consider, but no matter what the next 40 weeks have in store for you, these eleven products will leave your skin soft and hydrated, giving it (and you) the level of pampering it deserves.

Visha Skincare Mommy Brightener with Illuminotex

This serum brightens up dark spots caused by the hormone changes that comes with pregnancy. Skin ends up brighter, softer, and more luminous.

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