Let me just say, WOW. I had no idea how many products I was going to need to switch out while I was pregnant. I knew there were foods & drinks that I wasn't supposed to have (goodbye hotdogs & sushi) but once I found out I was pregnant, I did a deeper dive into my skincare products and was surprised at how many of my products had ingredients that could be harmful to baby. 

Reminder, I am NOT a doctor. All of this info came from research that I did personally.


Sunscreen: Pre Pregnancy, I used Sun Bum sunscreens pretty regularly. Finding a safe sunscreen that's wasn't a 'chemical' sunscreen was one of the top two hardest products to find this summer. I ended up ordering Blue Lizard sunscreen which is a mineral sunscreen and actually like it a lot. I think I'll continue to use it post pregnancy.

Facial Sunscreen: I had been using Tula's daily sunscreen but stopped since pregnancy. I switched to using an Acure day cream with SPF 30.

Self Tanner: I'm not using self tanner right now :( but before pregnancy I loved Isles of Paradise drops on my face & Jergen's Wet Skin Moisturizer on my body. I can't wait to use them again!

Belly Oil: I was gifted Hatch Collection's belly oil by my aunt early in my pregnancy and have religiously used it every night. I love how moisturizing but lightweight it is. 

Body Lotion: Also from Hatch Collection, I've been using their Down Girl lotion. It's intended for your legs & feet to help combat swelling but I've been using it wherever I have dry skin. It has a nice minty scent and a cooling feeling.

Daily Moisturizer: I am continuing to use Tula's Hydrating Day & Night Cream. It's my favorite skincare product right now so I was really glad I didn't have to give it up.

Night Cream: I am continuing to use & love Acure Brightening Night Cream.

Makeup Remover Wipes: Acure Micellar Water Towelettes. They are the best & are so gentle on my skin! I used them before I was pregnant and will continue for the foreseeable future.

Acne Products: During my first trimester, my skin would freak and break out into a rash anytime I used ANY product on it. I truly went a number of weeks wearing zero makeup and not even washing my face because I was afraid it would flare up.  The rashes cleared up since my second trimester started and my skin has been better. I still get pimples here and there and finding a 'safe' acne treatment felt next to impossible. I finally found Belli, placed an order & have been trying it out. TBH, I don't see a much of a difference but I'm continuing to use it in case it helps my skin even out. 


Foundation: I had been using Georgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation since before my wedding and love how naturally and smooth it applies. It's a no-no for pregnancy though, so I've stopped using. In fact, since I'm home so much, I've stopped using foundation altogether. 

Concealer: I am continuing to use Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind Concealer since I love the coverage and it's pregnancy safe! 

Primer: I had been using Tula Blurring Primer. I have stopped using this while pregnant.

Lip Balm: I have been using good old Vaseline to keep my lips hydrated, although I just picked up Summer Friday's lip balm and am excited to start using that.

I've read a few times that there is no need to worry about powders or wax-like products like eyeliner or mascara while you are pregnant so I haven't switched out any of those.  (The bronzer I use is by ELF Cosmetics & my mascara is Benefit's Roller Lash). Similarly, since hair products don't get absorbed into your body the way a lotion or liquid makeup would, I haven't changed any of my hair products, however I am using Yes To shampoo and conditioner which have slightly more natural ingredients than your everyday drugstore shampoo/conditioner.

Any questions or products recommendations for me?
Michelle Paige

PS. Again, just want to reiterate that I made these decisions based on research that I did personally. Talk to your doctor if you're unsure if a product is right for you while pregnant. Also, while many of these products can't be used while pregnant, there are different guidelines that I'll follow while nursing.