Wednesday, October 18, 2017

How I've Been Taking Care of My Skin During Pregnancy & Giveaway


With my first pregnancy over 4 years ago, I had a terrible time with my skin. My skin and I have had a long battle and we are only just now starting to come to terms with each other. Or more likely, I have become better at dealing with and preventing the issues I have had for so long.

Even in my teens, I had some topical acne treatment. It didn't really prevent my issues, but it did help to treat and clear up the breakouts once they occurred. In my early twenties, I went so far as to try medication for some time to help with breakouts. The medication worked really well and after some trial and error, I found one that worked with minimal side effects. But then my husband and I decided to start a family and I needed to stop taking it and have it out of my system because it could cause birth defects. I was also advised to stop using the topical retinol I had been prescribed due to lack of information on how the topical medication could affect the baby. As a result of discontinuing all my medication and the pregnancy hormones, my skin left a lot to be desired.



In the years between my first pregnancy and my second, I have tried out many, many products in an attempt to help treat the issues I have and prevent new ones from forming. This time around, my skin is so much better during pregnancy! I would say it's better now than before I was pregnant. I have had very minimal acne and overall my skin just looks nicer. I definitely plan to continue my skin care routine after I give birth and hope my good skin days continue. So I thought I would share my routine and what types of products I have been using.


Peels and Masks:
I like to do a peel or mask a few times a week at night to help add something extra to my skincare routine. It's a nice way to pamper myself at the end of the day. Some ingredients I look for in all skincare products are Vitamin C, Retin-A or retinol, and hyaluronic acid. Peels and masks with Vitamin C have been high on my list lately because of how it helps to brighten and even skin tone. I have a little melasma on my forehead I've been trying to combat with Vitamin C. The Kakadu C line has been great because each product is really loaded with Vitamin C! I've been loving the Intensive Vitamin C Peel Pads and the Amethyst Clay Detox Mask. For a cheap sheet mask, I like the variety (and price) of the Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Masks. They come in a big pack for under $1 a mask.


Cleansing:
I use two different cleansers, one in the morning and one at night. At night after removing my makeup with a cleansing oil, I use Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam with my Remington Facial Cleansing Brush (see my post on this brush here). They are both really economical and I think together they clean my face so well! The facial cleansing brush is great in the shower and holds a charge for months. In the morning I use Exuviance Purifying Cleansing Gel. Both cleansers only need about a pea-sized amount and cleanse your skin without over drying it.


Serums and Moisturizers:
After cleansing each morning, I start with Missha Time Revolution Essence. I have used this daily and it just ran out after a year and a half! It's well worth it for just around $20. Next I apply a toner to help prevent wrinkles. I like the Innisfree Ginger Oil Skin. This is another one I've been using a year and a half and am just now running out. I like to use a serum or two afterwards, but switch it up often depending on what I want to target like acne, wrinkles, skin tone, or something else so I don't currently have a favorite serum. Normally I apply a different serum in the morning than I do at night. Every morning and night I also use an eye cream. I've tried a lot of eye creams, but haven't found the fountain of youth yet and keep on trying new ones. Currently I've been using Neostrata Skin Active Intensive Eye Therapy and L'Oreal Age Perfect Renewal Eye Cream. I always moisturize and of all I have tried, I like Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream.

All of these items have really worked together to help me take care of my skin throughout my pregnancy. I really hope they all continue to work after my hormones change again!

And just for some fun, I am giving away a surprise product from the Kakadu C Line to 1 lucky person! Enter below and good luck! 

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This giveaway is a partnership with Nakturnal.

130 comments:

  1. Such a great post dear!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: MES VOYAGES A PARIS

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  2. Great giveaway, you always look marvelous! I think the detox mask sounds great but I am always on the hunt for a good peel too!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  3. Thanks for sharing your skincare regimen. I would love to try the Kakadu C face creme!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  4. I would love to try that face mask, or anything with hyaluronic acid. I keep hearing about it but have not tried it yet

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  5. amazing skincare! I love the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream, it works really well and I love having it in my routine.

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  6. How lucky that you've had better skin during pregnancy! Although it sounds like it's not entirely luck since you've been so diligent with your skincare routine. :)
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  7. I think that as with everything its a learning experience - glad to know that this time around you've been able to find what works.

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  8. I would love to try the Physical Chemistry Facial Microdermabrasion + Multiacid Chemical Peel!

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  9. I would love to try any of their products but the DERMAdoctor Kakadu C 20% Vitamin C Serum with Ferulic Acid & Vitamin E is something I for sure would love to check out.
    Autum

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  10. Skin is so important, and it's one of those things I think we kinda take for granted!!
    Thanks for the giveaway---I'd love to try the serum and/or eye duo!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  11. would love to try the Physical Chemistry Facial Microdermabrasion

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  12. I would love to try the Kakadu C face creme.

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  13. My Clarisonic is my ultimate beauty tool for my face. I seriously never break out anymore since I've started using it once a day several years ago. I am pretty strict with my skincare regimen too and I love trying out new products. I'm going to check out that detox mask!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  14. I've heard great things about the brand! Awesome giveaway! :)
    - Noel S.

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  15. I would try the Kakadu C Amethyst Clay Detox Mask. It sounds incredible!

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  16. i would love to try the Kakadu C Eye Soufflé. I have been having puffy, tired eyes lately and it looks awful

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  17. The peel pads look fun to use! I added the Missha recently too and really enjoy it.

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  18. I would love to try the
    Wrinkle Revenge
    Ultimate Hyaluronic Serum

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    Ashley C

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  19. Having problems with my skin right now, thanks for the recommendations!

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  20. I would love to try the eye renewal.

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  21. I would try the Kakadu C Amethyst Clay Detox Mask.

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  22. I would like to try the Intensive Vitamin C Peel Pad with Ferulic Acid & Vitamin E.

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  23. I'd like to try the eye creams. thats a def concern of mine

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  24. You always look so nice. Thanks for sharing your skincare struggles and routine that is working for you. These products sound so good and very promising for my struggles. I would love to try so many of these products like the Kakadu C Amethyst Clay Detox Mask.

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  25. I would love to try the DERMADoctor Kakadu Vitamin C Serum

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  26. I would like to try the mask.

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  27. I would like to try the 20% Vitamin C Serum with Ferulic Acid & Vitamin E.

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  28. I would like to try the Intensive Vitamin C Peel Pads. deana

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  29. Kakadu C face creme. My skin gets drier as I age and I am always in need of a good face cream.

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  30. I would love to try the Intensive Vitamin C Peel Pads.

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  31. I would love to try the Intensive Vitamin C Peel Pads.

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  32. My aunt and I have been looking for a good peel for a while. I would try the Physical Chemistry Facial Microdermabrasion + Multiacid Chemical Peel.

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  33. I would really like to try the Kakadu C Face cream!

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  34. I would love to try the DERMAdoctor Kakadu C Amethyst Clay Detox Mask

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  35. Vitamin c peel or clay detxo mask

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  36. I would like to pamper myself with a face mask.

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  37. I want to try the clay detox mask

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  38. I think the Physical Chemistry Facial Microdermabrasion + Multiacid Chemical Peel would be great

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  39. I think the Physical Chemistry Facial Microdermabrasion + Multiacid Chemical Peel would be great

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  40. i would love to try the Kakadu C Eye Soufflé.

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  41. I would love to try out the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam

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  42. I think I'd like to try the Kakadu C Face cream.

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  43. I would like to try the Kakadu C Amethyst Clay Detox Mask.

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  44. I would really like to try the detox mask.

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  45. I want to try the Kakadu C Amethyst Clay Detox Mask.
    Flyergal82 at (yahoo /dot! -com?

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  46. I would like to try their face mask

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  47. If love to try the volcanic pore cleanising foam!

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  48. I would love to try the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam.

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  49. I would love to try the eye duo!

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  50. The Kakadu C Amethyst Clay Detox Mask sounds promising. Thanks for the chance.

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  51. I would love to try the Wrinkle Revenge Ultimate Hyaluronic Serum!

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  52. I would love to try the DERMAdoctor Kakadu C Intensive Peel Pad

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  53. I'd love to try the DERMAdoctor Physical Chemistry facial microdermabrasion + multiacid chemical peel

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  54. Wrinkle Revenge Ultimate Hyaluronic Serum!

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  55. I giving myself facials, so I would be interested in their peels and masks.

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  56. I would like to try their Amethyst Clay Detox Mask; I think my skin could use some detoxing. Thank you!

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  57. I'd like to try the Kakadu C Amethyst Clay Detox Mask.

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  58. I would love to try their Amethyst Clay Detox Mask, I love clay masks!

    (Rosie A)

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  59. I would like to try the Kakadu C vitamin C serum.

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  60. I would love to try the olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream,

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  61. I really would love to try the sheet masks. I love a good mask!

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  62. I would love to try Kakadu C 20% Vitamin C Serum with Ferulic Acid & Vitamin E. I hear great things about vitamin C for the face. porschepuppy1@gmail.com

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  63. Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam sounds awesome!!!

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  64. I'd like to try the Face Cream.

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  65. I love Olay Regenerist as well. Really amazing product.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  66. I would love to try the Kakadu C Intensive Peel Pad.

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  67. I want to try the DERMADOCTOR Kakadu C ™ Serum.

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  68. I need to start doing some peels and masks. TAKING CARE OF YOUR SKIN AT ANY AGE (especially after 30) is crucial, for pregnancy too. Thanks for sharing these, Laura. =)

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  69. i really to try every thing by them but i go with a clay detox mask

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  70. I would love to try the sheet face masks. Thanks for the chance to win,

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  71. I would like to try between the Kakadu C Amethyst Clay Detox Mask and the Kakadu C Eye Soufflé first.

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  72. The vitamin c peel pads looks good.

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  73. I would like to try the Kakadu C Eye Soufflé. I could definitely use the help!

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  74. I want to try the eye renewal product.

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  75. I would love to try the Intensive Vitamin C Peel Pad!

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  76. I would love to try their eye soufflé!

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  77. I would like to try their Vitamin C Serum. Although, all their products look amazing!

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  78. i would love to try the detox mask. i think it would do me a lot of good.

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  79. I'd like to try Kakadu C Intensive Vitamin C Peel Pad with Ferulic Acid & Vitamin E

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  80. I'd love to try the peel pads. Thanks!

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  81. I would love to try the Kakadu C Eye Soufflé.

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  82. I would love to try the eye renewal for my bags!

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  83. I want to try the vitamin c peel pad.

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  84. I would love to try the Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream Face Moisturizer. It is so hard to find a good moisturizer.

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  85. I would like to try the KP Duty High Potency Daily Body Peel.

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  86. The Amethyst Clay Detox Mask intrigues me.

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  87. I would love to try the DERMAdoctor Kakadu C Intensive Peel Pad, 0.06 oz

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  88. I would like the eye soufflé.
    shawnac68@hotmaildotcom

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  89. I would like to try out the Amethyst Clay Detox Mask.

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  90. The vitamin c peel pads looks great! I need them. thanks

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  91. Kakadu C Amethyst Clay Detox Mask.

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  92. I'd be interested to try the detox mask.

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  93. I want to try the Kakadu C face creme.

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  94. I would love to try the detox mask!
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  95. I would love to try the detox masks, but all the products sound great.

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  96. Great post need to.take better cate of my sink wpuld love.to try great mask

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  97. I would love to try the Amethyst Clay Detox Mask.

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  98. I love a refreshing mask that peels. I'm intrigued by the Vitamin C peel pads.

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  99. Physical Chemistry Facial Microdermabrasion sounds amazing to use love to try it.

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  100. I would like to try the Face Crème

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  101. I would like to try the Kakadu C™ Face Crème.

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  102. I would like to try the Kakadu C Face Crème.

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  103. I would like to try the Kakadu C
    Amethyst Clay Detox Mask

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  104. I would like to try the Vitamin C serum.

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  105. would love to try the Vitamin C Serum I think that would help my face thanks for giveaway

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  106. The vitamin C serum looks and sounds amazing!

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