When you're pregnant you want to keep taking good care of your skin, with safe ingredients that don't harm your unborn baby. Just like many other women, it's a good chance that you have incorporated Retinol, vitamin A, into your skin routine before you got pregnant. Studies have proven that it reduces fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen. It also improves the skin color and fades away age spots and softens rough patches of skin. Which is all pretty awesome right!
There is only one big but... Retinol must not be used during pregnancy and when you are planning to have a baby because it can cause developmental abnormalities to your unborn child. So it's better to stay away from this ingredient while you're pregnant.
Retinol alternative for Pregnancy
But is there another way to have all these wonderful skin benefits that retinol brings while your pregnant? In other words, is there a retinol substitute during your pregnancy? Yes, there is!! It's called Bakuchiol and it's gaining some serious momentum right now. Dermatologists are even saying that it rivals retinol magical effects, minus the irritating side effects. Do I get your attention? :)
What is Bakuchiol
Bakuchiol is a very impressive natural ingredient derived from the Psoralea corylifolia plant. It has been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as antibacterial properties and it functions similar to retinol by stimulating collagen production and diminishing signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, and overall photodamage.
A recent study published in the British Journal of Dermatology found that not only bakuchiol works as well as retinol when it comes to addressing signs of aging, but that it is also less irritating. A natural, non-irritating, and safe retinol alternative for pregnancy, and which is just as powerful? Yes, please!
How long will it take to see results
You will immediately see some effects of better glowing skin, skin brightening, and skin plumping. And in 4 to 8 weeks you will notice evening of the skin tone, a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles and the skin texture will look firmer and smoother. If you would apply bakuchiol twice a day for 12 weeks, a study showed that there even was a significant reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
The skincare community definitely thinks it’s a win too. In the last couple of years, popular brands like Ole Henriksen and Herbivore have introduced bakuchiol into their ranges.
Bumpalicious Skincare has developed a the Repair Serum specially made for pregnant women which will also contains bakuchiol to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, fade dark spots, and brighten dull skin. It's available in our shop right now!
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