First and foremost, I have been VERY blessed with what I consider an easy pregnancy. I know there are so many health issues that can arise during these 9 months, so this post is not meant to complain about a superficial inconvenience. I have gotten many messages/DMs regarding hormonal breakouts during pregnancy and safe skincare solutions, so I wanted to devote an entire post to it. That being said I am definitely counting my blessings and hope this post can help alleviate a little bit of pregnancy strife for those looking for options!
I touched lightly on this topic of hormonal breakouts in this pregnancy skin myths and truths post. But, I really wanted to do a deep dive and share a little bit more about what I’ve learned about safe skincare during the past few months. Like I mentioned before, my skincare included a lot of ingredients that are considered not safe for pregnancy like retinol and salicylic acid. I’ve since had to overhaul my skincare products, and I’m sharing every single product swap that I’ve been using in today’s full post!
This post is written in partnership with Clarins. The opinions and text are all mine.
I’ve always believed that your best accessory is your skin, and it pays to look after it if you hope to feel good about yourself and make lasting impressions. BUT pregnancy has really put my skin beliefs to the test y’all. I cruised through the first trimester with zero skin changes, so I thought surely I’d be good to go heading into the second trimester. Wrong. Around the middle of my second trimester, my skin decided to do a complete 180 on me. No longer was I the person with the occasional breakout, I was the person with insufferable breakouts. Not only did I need to completely change my skincare routine to all-natural products, but I also found myself in search of products that soothed my disrupted skin. Keep reading for my experience with pregnancy skin, but keep in mind that I understand everyone’s experience during pregnancy is different!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pantene. The opinions and text are all mine.
If you didn’t set any beauty resolutions this year, it isn’t too late to add it to your list, starting with your hair. I don’t know about you, but bad hair days can definitely change your entire day. And since a great hair day can set you up for success, it’s probably a good idea to explore products that are made to revive and repair your hair this winter. I just tried out the new PantenePro-V Intense Rescue Shots, which just launched this month and am now obsessed you guys. This new product is imported from Brazil and might be the solution to all of your damaged hair worries. Read on to find out how it works + my results.
I can’t think of a better occasion for “me time” than right after the holidays. There is something so calming and therapeutic about indulging in a skincare ritual. And since Christmas and New Year parties come with an influx of stress, early mornings and late nights, I am sure I am not alone in these sentiments. I thought I would share my favorite indulgent skincare products from Colleen Rothschild, which make amazing gift ideas for every girl needing pampering on your list. If you’re ready to give a present that makes your loved ones glow, scroll ahead!
UPDATE: The Colleen Rothschild team is generously offering 20% off regular-priced products with code KRYSTAL20 just in time for holiday gifting!!
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Winter is almost here, which means it’s time to shake up your beauty routine. One of the things I always need to change out is my haircare products. As the season often brings dry winds and frigid temperatures, my hair and scalp can suffer from a variety of issues such as static, split ends, dryness, flakes and loss of moisture. Since this is also a time when I want my hair to be in prime condition for all the holiday festivities, I take a few preventative measures to nourish it. Luckily, effective haircare products don’t have to be super expensive. I just added Head & ShouldersCalming Lavender Shampoo and Conditioner and wanted to tell you guys all about it. Keep scrolling for a full review plus my favorite winter haircare tips.