With pregnancy comes glowing skin and thicker hair. For some. For others, it comes with dry skin instead; and we’re not talking about dry skin on which you can slap some moisturiser and are good to go. We are talking about dry, nothing can penetrate, looks ashy, bordering on itchy dry skin.
Dry skin in pregnancy is rarely addressed, with the focus being on acne and darkening (insert links to those previous newsletters) but it can be just as frustrating. It results from hormone changes that cause your skin to lose elasticity as it stretches. This may result in flaky skin and itchiness. Sometimes, it is only localised to certain parts of the body, other times you will find that the whole body is dry and in some instances, you may find that you have an oily face and yet dry arms and belly.
If you’re experiencing dry skin, here are 5 Clabane products to soothe the situation.
Clabane Organics Natural Skin Care Oil
Sometimes, a powerful cocktail of natural oils is what is needed to bring relief to ultra-dry skin. Deploy this blend of Coconut oil, Sweet almond extract, Argan oil, Olive oil, Squalene, vitamin E, Jojoba seed oil and Aloe Vera to return your skin to a soft and supple texture.
Clabane Pure Intense Moisture Lotion
There are a number of magic words in this lotion’s ingredient list but let’s focus on ‘Urea’ and ‘Hyaluronic Acid’. One of the things Urea does in the fight against dry skin is that it absorbs moisture from the environment and draws it into the skin. This is very good for dry skin. It also helps to make the skin smooth.
Hyaluronic acid is great at holding water and you need that to keep your skin moisturised. It will also improve the appearance of skin so expect your skin not to just feel but to also look better. Add these and more great ingredients to a fragrance free, non-greasy formula and you have a lotion that will combat dry skin without discomfort.
Clabane repair and refine moisturizer
For something specifically targeted to dry skin on the face, reach for the Repair and refine moisturizer. If the words ‘healthy’ and ‘glowing’ excite you, then this is should be your go to product. Part of what makes this moisturizer so good for dry skin is the PGA which holds onto water AND seals it in.
As a bonus, you don’t have to use too. A few pumps and you are good to go.
Clabane MD Cracked skin softening cream
Don’t even get us started on cracked heels, nkyakya, during pregnancy. They stand in the way of you wearing sandals with confidence, they are rough to the touch, and if things get too bad, your partners’ legs and your sheets will feel their wrath too. Sometimes, the dryness extends to the hands too.
The deep moisturizing in this cream, courtesy of the 40% urea, will leave you with smooth heels in no time at all. Try it out on a small area for at least 24 hours to ensure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients. This cream should ONLY be used on the heels, hands, knees or elbows. Try it and let us know.
Clabane Pure Transparent bar
In addition to the above, bathe with a mild soap such as the Clabane transparent bar. It is very gentle, is free of harsh chemicals, has no dyes or colours and can be used on both body and face. You should also ensure that your bath or shower water isn’t too hot as hot water contributes to further drying of the skin.