You can never be too careful when you’re pregnant! And that applies not just in what you eat or do but also what you put on your skin.
If you’re on the lookout for the best lotions now that you’re pregnant, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s everything you need to know about taking care of your skin safely while carrying your child.
What lotion can you use while pregnant?
While most products are generally okay to be used by pregnant women, there’s nothing wrong about taking a bit of caution. There are ingredients that are deemed unsafe for those who have buns in their ovens.
Some of them include retinoids or vitamin A, which is often used for anti-ageing; hydroquinone, which is used for lightening or brightening hyperpigmentation; and high dose salicylic acid, which is great for fighting against acne.
I know there are so many skin changes that happen when you’re expecting, and so it can be naturally frustrating to have to keep away from potent ingredients that work so well. But know that it isn’t permanent and that there are still products you can use.
You can still use pregnancy-safe products — those that won’t harm you or the baby inside you. Most sensitive skin-friendly products are also safe for pregnant women.
Here are some products you can try out.
Best lotions for pregnant women that are available in the Philippines
1. Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion
This lightweight lotion instantly soothes and moisturizes the skin. It’s packed with niacinamide, panthenol and glycerin that not only hydrates but also strengthens the skin barrier — making it resilient against damage. It’s also great for sensitive skin and pregnant women, of course.
2. Burt’s Bees Sensitive Healing Body Lotion
This lotion, made with 98.8% natural ingredients, promises to keep dry skin soothed and moisturized all day long. It has aloe, jojoba oil, shea butter and rice milk for extra hydration. It’s also fragrance-free and formulated for sensitive skin.
3. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion
Powered by colloidal oatmeal, this lotion soothes dry skin and promises to improve the skin’s health in just two weeks. This lightweight body moisturizer is also fragrance-free and non-comedogenic.
4. Cerave Moisturizing Cream
Ceramides are great for keeping the skin barrier strong, and this cream has lots of it. This rich but lightweight body lotion is also packed with hydrating hyaluronic acid and petrolatum. It’s also fragrance-free — perfect for those with sensitive skin and who are pregnant. And it’s been accepted by the US’ National Eczema Association.
5. Eucerin Advanced Repair Body Lotion
Moisturize your skin for 48 hours with the help of this lotion that enriched with ceramides. It also has a combination of moisturizing ingredients. This product also doesn’t contain fragrance, dye and paraben so it’s great for sensitive skin needs.
6. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Body Lotion
This lotion is packed with cocoa butter and vitamin E for extra moisture. This vegan-friendly product is also free of parabens and phtalates.
Found your preferred lotion for pregnant women? Why not check out these facial skincare products that could work for you too?