22 November 2016

Pregnancy Skin

First off, I've noticed that it's a lot easier to write interesting posts when fueled by lots of coffee. Ha. My one cup a day isn't cutting it, man!

I am trying to really savor this second trimester of pregnancy. I don't feel as tired as the first tri, I am not enormous yet (I finally look pregnant, but still at the cute small belly stage), etc. Honestly my worst complaint is that I haven't gotten my digestion figured out yet (read: constipation) and I have a stuffy nose most days. All in all, the second trimester of pregnancy is pretty easy (and frankly a little boring. Yup, I said it).

With my belly getting bigger and tighter, skin care and stretch marks have been on my mind. I know that getting stretch marks has a lot to do with genetics but since one of my sisters got them and one didn't in their pregnancies... I am not sure which side of the fence I will land on.

Here are some of the products I am either using or are on my radar (as my body expands by the day):

Trader Joes Coconut Body Butter $12. This was my favorite body lotion before pregnancy. I looooove the coconut oil smell of this lotion. I still use this on my arms and legs (and boobs and belly). 

Basq Resilient Body Oil $28. I use this oil after I shower and love it. It's not too greasy and I like the light scent. I like the idea of oil on my stretching skin.
This Basq lotion I use every morning and LOVE it. It's not greasy and smells really good. 

Also speaking of general skin care, one other switch I made during pregnancy was to change to a natural deodorant (aka one with no aluminum or parabens). Pregnancy is a weird time to fiddle with how your armpits smell and feel, I'll admit that. But luckily all has ended well, ha. I can't say enough good things about Native Deodorant. At $12 a stick, it is going to run you a lot more than your usual grocery store variety - but I promise you it's worth it to eliminate those chemicals in your body, especially during pregnancy. In case you were curious, "Aluminum is a toxin found in antiperspirants that is linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s. Parabens mimic estrogen and disrupt your hormonal balance. Native Deodorant is made without aluminium and parabens." WIN. I am currently using the Coconut and Vanilla scent and also ordered the Eucalyptus and Mint for when the first runs out. They even have a fragrance free, if you have really sensitive skin. 

If you've ever been pregnant, you know how sweaty things get. I honestly have felt hot my entire pregnancy (and it's the end of November currently....). This deodorant stands up to even the warmest of pregnant ladies but without all the extra chemicals. So do your body a favor and order this deodorant. Tell them I sent you! (they don't know me at all, so they won't have any idea why you are telling them that Kalea sent you. Do it anyways, they seem like cool people)

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