Pregnancy proofing your beauty routine

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We’ve all got our own daily “beauty rituals,” but unfortunately, many common beauty products contain ingredients that can be harmful during pregnancy. Not to worry — we have a few suggestions for mom-friendly beauty products that are worthy of a brand new routine.

Our sponsor Belli has created a whole line of skincare products to bring you healthy skin and a healthy pregnancy. Belli exclusively uses ingredients that have been shown to be safe and effective based on scientific research. Belli’s products are allergy tested, paraben free, and contain no artificial dyes or fragrances. They also never test on animals.

There are a lot of good reasons we’ve chosen to partner with Belli, and we’re confident you’ll understand once you try their products.

Body lotion

Why would beauty products be harmful in the first place? Just like the foods and medications that can be dangerous during pregnancy, it’s all about how chemicals can affect a developing baby differently than an adult.

Your skin isn’t a perfect barrier and can actually absorb some of the chemicals you put on it. Then, those chemicals can end up in your bloodstream. By moisturizing with a pregnancy-friendly body lotion, like Belli’s All Day Moisture Body Lotion, you can keep baby safe from harm and your skin soft and smooth.

Acne wash and cream

Belli has a simple, two step system for fighting acne. First, cleanse your skin with their Anti-Blemish Facial Wash, then hit your zits with Belli Acne Control Spot Treatment.

Hopefully you’re already well aware of the dangers that many acne medications pose. Before using any medication, be sure to clear it with your healthcare provider. Belli’s system is backed by scientific research showing it to be safe and effective, which is a claim that simply can’t be made by many other companies.


  • Oxybenzone

  • Salicylic acid

  • Homosalate

  • Methylbenzylidene camphor

  • That list is quite a mouthful. Many women become more sensitive to sunlight during pregnancy. In fact, up to 70% of expecting moms develop “melasma,” also known as the “mask of pregnancy,” from sun exposure. These large, dark blotches of skin often appear on the face and are a total nuisance. This makes using sunscreen while pregnant more important than ever. You just want to be sure what you use doesn’t contain potentially harmful chemicals, like the common culprits listed above.

    It’s recommended that you apply sunscreen any day that you’ll be outside. Take a look at Belli’s Pure Radiance Facial Sunscreen. It’s safe and tinted to blend with most skin types.

    Stretch mark creams

    This is the one beauty product that probably wasn’t already a part of your daily regimen, but it might be soon. After all, the best way to treat stretch marks is to prevent them. Start using the Belli Elasticity Belly Oil and you might just avoid stretch marks entirely.

    Sound too good to be true? It should. Belli Elasticity Belly Oil is one of the only products available that uses ingredients clinically proven to reduce the risk of developing stretch marks in a double-blinded, placebo-controlled research study.

    To learn more about Belli products, and to see the rest of the beauty solutions available in their incredible product line, tap the button below. Use the offer code OVIA25 to take 25% off your first order.

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