I grew up watching my mother engaging in beauty rituals, from hair maintenance to skin care. At an early age, she taught me the importance of exfoliation, drinking lots of water, and moisturizing my skin and she cautioned against excessive sun exposure. I didn’t listen to that last rule and have the freckles to prove it! But I have developed my own self-care and beauty practice, which I call Glow Time. As a mother myself now, wellness maven, and trusted lifestyle guide, I am constantly exploring the best products out there to share with my community and our mamas at Mama Glow, the maternity lifestyle company and Web destination I founded. Clean living doesn’t just mean eating well; it’s also what you put on your body that matters just as much as what you put in your body.
Pregnancy is the perfect time to change your beauty regimen. What passes through your skin can potentially pass through the blood-placental barrier to your baby, so it’s worth reassessing your vanity cabinet and stocking up on high-quality, natural products. If you intend on getting pregnant, this is an essential part of the process that so many women overlook. Remember, your skin is your largest organ, so be keen on cleaning up your beauty routine. Mama Glow and the Environmental Working Group created a nontoxic pregnancy guide that really all of us should use as a manual for living a more eco-friendly and toxin-free life.
My beauty routine is one that I would recommend to all women. It’s not just about washing your face. It's about setting the tone for a relaxed and affirmative experience, one that you will repeat to tap into your inner queendom.