Tips & Routines

Our All-Natural Pregnancy Skin Care Routine

A pregnant lady holding her baby bump in her living room

While pregnancy is a wonderful experience, mums-to-be experience all kinds of changes to their bodies, particularly to their skin. Read on to learn more about the common skin changes, and which of our natural skincare products we recommend incorporating into your new pregnancy skincare routine.

Acne and inflammation 

Developing acne during pregnancy is very common. Hormonal changes can cause the sebaceous glands on the skin to grow and in turn produce more sebum, a natural oil that protects our skin and helps it to retain moisture. However, too much sebum can clog pores, leading to acne and breakouts, so it’s very important to wash and cleanse skin thoroughly!

Try the Burt’s Bees Peach & Willow Bark Deep Pore Scrub. The willow bark in this 99% natural formula gently exfoliates skin to remove dirt and excess oil from pores, while peach stone polishes the surface for a smooth, radiant complexion. 

Hormonal changes can cause the skin to be more sensitive than usualso we recommended switching to the use of gentler productsTry the Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser. Our hypoallergenic formula contains aloe to soothe inflamed skin, and cotton extract to help skin retain its moisture, keeping it soft and hydrated. 

Stretch marks

Skin stretches at a rapid rate during pregnancy, which can often result in stretch marks. While stretch marks are perfectly natural, keeping the body moisturised in the early stages of pregnancy will help to improve skin’s elasticity and reduce their appearance. 

Try Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter to keep your belly smooth and comfortable as it stretches and recovers. It’s packed with natural ingredients that will nourish your skin, including coconut oil, sweet almond oil, shea butter, cocoa butter and jojoba butter. For all over the body, try Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Body Oil with Vitamin E. This 100% natural formula contains almond oil, soybean oil and rosemary to refresh skin, and keep it soft and supple throughout your pregnancy – and post-pregnancy too! 

Dry skin and eczema 

Hormonal changes can cause skin to lose its moisture and elasticity quickly. It’s not uncommon for some women to develop eczema during pregnancy – even if they have no history of irritation or inflammation.  

For ultra-nourishment and to prevent dryness, try Burt’s Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body LotionIt contains milk and honey for natural moisturisation, as well as coconut and grape seed oils for hydration that lasts up to 24 hours. To nourish hands, try Burt’s Bees Hemp Hand Cream. This fast-absorbing formula will provide instant relief for dehydrated hands. 

Dry lips 

Chapped lips are also quite common during pregnancy. In fact, your lips lose moisture much quicker than any other area of the bodyUsing Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm frequently will help to keep lips nourished and moisturised. With a 100% natural formula containing shea butter and botanical waxit moisturises lips for up to 8 hours. 

For a natural pregnancy skincare routine, try Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Special Care Bundle. It contains our Hemp Hand Cream, Belly Butter and Tinted Lip Balm so you can give your skin the TLC it deserves during your pregnancy.