Pregnancy Skin Care Tips

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I am so excited to be partnering with Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant to bring you these great skincare tips! 

As you may know, we are an Air Force family, meaning home is where the Air Force sends us.  This last move from North Carolina to Idaho took us from one climate to a drastically different climate with no time to acclimate and it has really thrown my skin for a loop (de loop de loop). I cannot remember a time when my lips were this dry in the past 25 years of living on this planet.  I should buy stock in petroleum jelly for as much as I have caked on these flaky babies.  Dry lips are the worst. Not only do I constantly peel off the dead skin and end up with the taste of iron and plasma in my mouth for hours.  But I also cannot embrace my inner Kardashian because lipstick just doesn’t look good when your lips are the consistency of pie crust.  So yeah.  Winters are hard here.  Especially when my I haven’t needed to moisturize my lips for the last 3 years. There are so many bad words I could say in reference to the humidity of the south.  But the one fond memory I have is the wonders it did for my crocodile skin.  

Pregnancy has not been helping out my skin this time of year either.  Sure, I’ll give this embryo a place to live and grow even though I literally need all the space inside my trunk (there is no room in this inn) but now I’m also required to give her every molecule of H2O and any other healthy molecular compounds I need to survive.  Moms are super humans guys!  Needless to say, my skin has reached an all time low.  Along with my planks and any PR’s I used to have. 

One of my biggest qualms with pregnancy is the perspiration. What. The. Literal. Heck? Am I in junior high again?  I’m convinced the only glow I’ll ever have is from the reflection of sweat dripping down my face.  Luckily, I have been introduced to Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant.  Dove Advanced Care provides 48-hour odor and wetness protection.  So not only do I not look like a junior high student with sweat tacos, I won’t smell like one either 😉  Plus, the added skin care benefits provide softer, smoother underarms.  In this weather, I’ll take softer and smoother anywhere I can!

I don’t know about you, but my armpits are so darn sensitive.  And it seems to have gotten worse the more birthdays I’ve had.  I dread shaving my pits because they get so angry with me! Dr. Alicia Barba, a dermatologist from Dove, says that certain fabrics and textures in my tops can just worsen the issue.  That’s why I like to start with a product that protects these sensitive babies.  Dove Advanced Care is formulated with moisturizers to reduce the sensitivity and leave you with softer and smoother underarms! 

Another tip for all people, but especially people housing little persons in their womb is that a consistent bedtime routine will change your skin for the better.  Bedtime is the best time to moisturize, Dr. Barba says.  Washing your face and applying a retinol and moisturizer before bedtime will actually decrease collagen breakdown.  How’s that for beauty sleep?  Some days, I can’t even remember if my teeth have been brushed and flossed (#guilty) but my bedtime skincare routine has become habitual and my skin is really thanking me for it.  So my #1 piece of advice is get into a consistent routine now! Before that embryo in your tum tum starts controlling your life. 

Get your Dove Advanced Care today and be on your way to healthier underarms!   

This post was sponsored by Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant.  All thoughts are 100% my own. 

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