Last Updated on January 25, 2024 by Ellen Christian
Thank you to Hourglass artistic director, Gina Brooke, for sharing these pregnancy beauty tips with my readers today. Keep reading to learn more.
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Pregnancy Beauty Tips
Pregnancy is a time of joyous expectation and exciting new changes, but the morning sickness, dehydration, and sudden skin sensitivity can sometimes leave you feeling less than beautiful.
Gina Brooke, the Artistic Director for Hourglass Cosmetics, is a world-renowned makeup artist and a recent new mother herself, and she’s giving her unique perspective on looking and feeling your best. “I loved being pregnant, but it certainly inspired some changes in my beauty routine,” says Gina. “Ensuring my body stayed hydrated, protected and free of irritants were my top priorities.”
Now, Gina is sharing her best tips and insider product recommendations for looking and feeling beautiful during your pregnancy.
How can I take care of my skin during pregnancy?
Skin is especially fragile during pregnancy, so SPF is key. Gina relies on Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15 (Find it on Amazon), a silky, mineral-based primer, before applying makeup.
It smoothes the skin, neutralizes redness and hydrates the complexion while being free of gluten, parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. It’s also vegan.
How can I look beautiful during pregnancy?
Dry, chapped lips are one of the many side effects that pregnant women experience, and the best way to resolve this is to exfoliate and hydrate on a regular basis. Gina loves Smashbox Emulsion Lip Exfoliant ($18), a sugar-based lip scrub.
Poppy seeds and sugar granules gently remove flaky skin, while shea butter conditions your lips. After exfoliating, try Hourglass Aura Sheer Lip Stain ($26). This water-based, liquid gel stain formula offers a delicious wash of color and contains Vitamin E and Green Tea to make lips extra supple.
Pregnancy tips for gorgeous hair
Dry hair can be an issue for many moms-to-be as hormone levels fluctuate. Remedy it with Phyto’s Phyto 9 Daily Ultra Nourishing Botanical Cream for Ultra Dry Hair (Find it on Amazon).
This leave-in treatment makes hair incredibly silky and shiny with macadamia oil and plant extracts. It also works to smooth frizz and split ends.
How can I glow my face during pregnancy?
Many women experience dehydrated skin during pregnancy. Gina recommends using Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer (Find it on Amazon) to restore moisture to the skin and to create the “illusion” of healthy, glowing skin.
It has light-reflecting properties and contains hyaluronic spheres which hydrate and keep skin looking soft and hydrated. It also contains an SPF 15 and is free of parabens, gluten, sulfates, and phthalates. It’s also vegan. Check out this minimalist beauty routine for more ideas.
Look for these products at stores like Sephora.
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Ellen believes you can feel beautiful at any age and size. She shares healthy beauty and fashion information geared toward women over 40. She is a direct sales rep for several fashion and beauty businesses.