Why Is My Skin So Dry During Pregnancy?

Why Is My Skin So Dry During Pregnancy?
Pregnancy is a unique and special time which brings a number of physiological changes. Blood flow increases and hormones fluctuate resulting for some in that much sought after rosy pregnancy ‘glow’. But for many, it may bring dry, itchy and flaky skin.
A routine for dry skin during pregnancy

What causes dry skin during pregnancy?

For many, skin becomes sensitive during pregnancy and this is where caring and protecting your skin barrier becomes vital. Your skin barrier is made up of millions of cells, held together with lipids or fats. You can think of your skin barrier as your shield – it is the body's first line of defence protecting against the entry of aggressors like pollution and bacteria whilst locking in hydration and moisture to keep your skin healthy. Any disruption of your skin barrier may result in sensitivity and irritation. So, when choosing a skincare routine that is going to strengthen and protect your skin barrier you want one that is effective, trusted and proven to work. Ren was developed 24 years ago to help with skin sensitivity suffered during pregnancy and it has remained a cult classic ever since. Ren’s Evercalm™ range was designed specifically with comfort, calming and nourishing in mind. So gentle, it is not only suitable for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding --- it can be used by the whole family!

Sensitive skin skincare

Soothing and Hydrating Skincare Routine for Dry Skin During Pregnancy

Step 1: Evercalm™ Gentle Cleansing Milk – Applied onto slightly damp skin this hydrating and nourishing cleanser provide the perfect first step to your routine cleansing your skin of or aggressors and pollutants without stripping the skin.

Step 2: Evercalm™ Barrier Support Elixir – Used morning and night after cleansing but before your moisturizer, warm 5 drops of the product in the palm of your hand before patting into slightly damp skin. Containing 7 oils this product is the ultimate in comfort for the skin this remarkably light and non-greasy formula sinks into the skin quickly leaving a soft silky texture. It is clinically-proven to reduce redness and strengthen the skin barrier.

Step 3: Evercalm™ Global Protection Cream – Applied onto your skin after your serum but before your SPF. Possibly the most loved of all products in the Evercalm range is the Global protection day cream – so effective from the outset it’s formula has remained unchanged for 24 years and it remains one of the bestselling products.

Step 4: Evercalm™ Overnight Recovery Balm – Applied onto the skin at night this is the ultimate soothing and calming product. Place a small amount of product into the palm of your hand before applying it over the skin. A little goes a long way and it can be used as often as you like - every day, throughout the day or just on days when your skin is in extra need of comfort and nourishment apply overnight recovery balm.

Let’s not forget the body - So loved is the overnight recovery balm, the most recent addition to the range has been the Evercalm™ Barrier Support Body Balm. Clinically proven to nourish very dry skin and keep it nourished for 72 hours the body balm is so versatile and perfect for all overuse or targeted areas of dry skin.