When I found out I was pregnant with Lyla James, I immediately started reading about the do’s and don’ts of pregnancy. What foods to eat and what to avoid. What medicines were safe. Then I started to research what skin care products were safe. It’s funny because I probably should have been worrying about this far before I became pregnant. If you think about it, why would I put anything on my skin that isn’t safe for my baby??
I went cold turkey and cleaned out my entire drawer of products because I couldn’t believe what was in some of them. The fact that this isn’t regulated is an even bigger problem, but there are people working very hard to change that and I am fully supporting that effort. This is where I found BeautyCounter and I haven’t looked back since. It’s been 2 years and I have fully embraced their products and I want to share the love I have for them with you!
The first thing I looked to replace was my body lotion because I was really concerned about stretch marks. I knew that I couldn’t fully prevent them, but I wanted to do what I could to keep my skin elastic and hopefully keep this under control. I started with the Body Butter in Citrus Mimosa and the Body Oil in Citrus Rosemary. This stuff is like silk on your skin and it smells so nice! I didn’t get any stretch marks with Lyla James. I can’t say for sure that it was entirely because of my moisturizing regimen, but I am sure it didn’t hurt!
The next thing I wanted to eliminate from my drawer was deodorant. I am still on the hunt for a replacement, but in the meantime I have been using the Body Oil as a natural deodorant too. So it’s a great product to add to your collection because you can mix it with lotion for some extra moisture or swipe on your pits for a nice smell. Winning!
This process was multi step because I couldn’t just order all new products all at once. It wasn’t realistic for me and I’m sure it’s not for many of you. So over the next few weeks I will share the products that I have explored and what I am using for a safer skin/body care routine. I believe in these products so much that I have partnered with BeautyCounter and am here to answer any questions you have about the products or creating your own routine. Check out my site here or leave a comment below!