A Pregnancy-Safe Skincare Routine Experts Recommend

Growing a new human inside your body is legitimately amazing, but with it comes a whole new slew of things to worry about, like people randomly feeling like they have the right to touch your belly or bringing up a child in our current political/environmental climate. Included in that list is your skincare routine. Your baby is like a sponge for all the things you put on and inside your body, which is why it's incredibly important to know what skincare products are safe to use when you're pregnant.

"For many women, pregnancy is the big push that gets them thinking about clean beauty. We want to stay far away from anything that could harm our baby, but there’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding the safety of skincare for moms-to-be," Tara Foley, founder of clean beauty retailer Follain, says. "There hasn't been much medical research done in this area, because what scientist or doctor wants to run a study on pregnant women? The risk is just too high." She notes that many doctors and dermatologists recommend erring on the side of caution. "The best way to do that is by switching to healthier, nontoxic products."

In addition to choosing products that are safe for your developing baby, you should change up your skincare routine to help with common skin issues that are related to pregnancy. To help, we consulted the experts to see what the ideal pregnancy skincare routine would look like. Check out their tips below.