Pregnancy Skincare: Third Trimester Update!

April 7th, 2014


As I’m nearing my due date, I realized that the last time I updated you guys about my pregnancy skincare routine, I was only about 17 weeks pregnant

Obviously, a LOT has changed since the first trimester and my disastrous attempt at washing my face with bar soap (shudder) to stop my hormone-driven breakouts.

I’m still being very careful about trying new products, since pregnancy has actually made my skin even more sensitive.  But after that brutal period in the first trimester, my skin is mostly (thankfully) back to normal.

There are still some problem areas: the biggest one is that I’m noticing some redness in certain areas that I didn’t have before I got pregnant.  Apparently growing a human being for nine months requires increased blood flow for your whole body (go figure), so I’m hoping that this will clear up on its own once the baby is born.  But I definitely see some redness around my nose and on the lower half of my forehead that’s new.  Fortunately, it’s easily covered up with makeup, so I’m trying not to sweat it.

And VERY thankfully, my breakouts are completely gone.  I’ve spent so much time in the past year being diligent and careful about my skincare routine, it was really hard to suddenly be getting breakouts that didn’t respond to anything.  Fortunately, as my hormones came back under control, those let up on their own, and now I’m back to almost exactly my pre-pregnancy skincare routine.

So here’s what I’m doing: Washing my face twice a day with Simple Skincare cleanser — I recently switched to their Foaming Facial Wash Cleanser and I love it!  It leaves my skin super clean and soft, and ready for either makeup or moisturizer, depending on the time of day!  I used to love my Clarisonic brush, but I found that it’s just too harsh for my skin while pregnant, so I can’t wait to try it with this cleanser once my skin is fully back to normal. 

For moisturizer, I used the Simple Skincare Replenishing Rich Moisturizer all winter, but now that Spring is in full swing in Texas, I switched back to the Protecting Light Moisturizer for its extra SPF.  Honestly, though, these are both great products that I use more or less interchangeably throughout the year, depending on whether I want a little extra moisture. 

For makeup, I’ve been trying to give me skin as much of a break as I can, including going makeup-free some days (if I don’t have meetings or commitments).  Instead of full foundation, I use a little bit of concealer and blend it with moisturizer for a bit of coverage that’s still mostly nourishing for my skin.  And on the days that I wear foundation, I’m using less of it — one pump about the size of a large Tic-Tac covers my cheeks, forehead, nose and chin.  This spring makeup look is still my everyday go-to, although I’m starting to think about experimenting with bold summer lipstick!

{PS — For my fellow pregnant readers, remember to always check with your doctor before trying new skincare products while pregnant!}


Tags: This post was created in connection with my appointment as an Ambassador in the Simple® Skincare Program. · Visit to share your story on sensitive skin. For more tips and deals from Simple, join the Simple VIP community at

19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ylenia // Apr 7, 2014 at 8:58 am

    You look so beautiful!
    I admire how well you’re taking care of yourself during your pregnancy… I hope I can manage to do so as well the day I’m pregnant too!
    Btw that yellow dress looks beautiful on you!

  • 2 Stacy Dill // Apr 7, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    You might try Eucerin Redness Relief moisturizer. I use it every two-three nights. It burned a tiny, tiny bit at first and then really helped. I have SUPER sensitive skin also.

  • 3 sleep aids // Apr 17, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Hey there, You’ve done a great job. I’ll certainly digg
    it and personally suggest to my friends. I’m sure they will be
    benefited from this website.

    my blog – sleep aids

  • 4 Kelli // Jun 21, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Old Threshers Reunion In Mt. Pleasant, Iowa – Going Strong For Over 50 Years

    My blog – instagram followers [Kelli]

  • 5 creation site internet france // Jun 22, 2014 at 1:25 am

    With off-line marketing, however, the chance continues to have to go to the shop
    that provides red sure footwear she acknowledges by using an promoting over a paper
    or TV skilled. Among the best features is that you can actually take photos underwater.

    Refferencement naturel or organic and natural SEO
    may also help your organization and conserve you income that you simply spend on paid
    out adverts.

    Review my web page … creation site internet france

  • 6 path Of Exile hack // Jun 23, 2014 at 9:57 am

    I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your blogs really nice, keep it up!
    I’ll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back
    in the future. Many thanks

  • 7 Freddie // Jun 25, 2014 at 10:28 am

    I visited several websites but the audio feature for audio
    songs existing at this website is genuinely fabulous.

    my web page

  • 8 uk bodybuilding // Jun 27, 2014 at 10:38 am

    How important is that bodybuilding singlets heavy weight is too much or you’ll sabotage lean muscle mass will decrease due to non-activity.
    While you`re sitting in front of you are preserving a slow, smooth
    motion. Often, the front and rear double biceps pose emphasizes the development of society and our life quality, muscle tissue, nerve
    growth factors CTGF and epidermal growth factors EGF.

  • 9 active adult communities // Jul 24, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Furthermore, if done on time, you will also have time to revamp the damages or
    unveil such damages appropriately so that you do not put yourself in a court matter
    later on. If you have many clients come to your company,
    you should make sure whether there is enough parking.
    With stable property rates, opportunities for growth and a metropolitan population, developers
    and designers of national and international repute too are setting anchors in Pune.

    Here is my blog; active adult communities

  • 10 Meir Ezra the genius tour // Aug 14, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    You could claim that, but applied a really real a single.
    some Saa – S supplying have this obstacle (particularly those that have price based
    rates versions). On another occasion in 2006, Race
    NSW stewards incurred Hayson following one among his
    commission payment brokers backed his horse Soaring Song on Betfair.

  • 11 VPS hosting // Aug 20, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    You have to start by selecting a package according to your disc space
    needs and budget. Virtual private server is a terminology
    common among companies providing Internet hosting services.
    It would be in your best interest to pick a business that provides a money back ensure.

    Feel free to visit my web site … VPS hosting

  • 12 Meir Ezra Business Coaching // Aug 22, 2014 at 2:18 am

    Yesterday, while I was at work, my sister stole my apple ipad and tested to see if it can survive a 40
    foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is now destroyed and
    she has 83 views. I know this is completely off topic but I
    had to share it with someone!

  • 13 roses lyrics pacific air // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Wonderful site you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any discussion boards that cover the same topics discussed here?
    I’d really like to be a part of online community where I can get advice frpm
    other knowledgeable people that share the same interest.

    If you have any recommendations, please leet me know. Bless you!

  • 14 basketball gear for women // Sep 23, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Great beat ! I wish to apprentice wbile you amend our web site,
    how can i subscribe for a blog web site? Thhe account aided
    me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear idea

    Check out my web-site; basketball gear for women

  • 15 Deandra L. Dage // Oct 8, 2014 at 9:06 am

    I’ve been exploring for a little bit for any high-quality articles or
    blog posts on this kind of house . Exploring in Yahoo I eventually stumbled upon this
    site. Studying this info So i am glad to express that I have an incredibly excellent uncanny
    feeling I came upon just what I needed. I so much indubitably will
    make certain to do not overlook this website and give
    it a glance regularly.

  • 16 services offered // May 6, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    This is a really good tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Brief but very accurate info? Many thanks for sharing this
    one. A must read post!

  • 17 Rodney // May 11, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    This post will help the internet users for building up new webpage or
    even a weblog from start to end.

  • 18 Jonah // May 23, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright violation? My blog has a lot of completely unique content I’ve either authored myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over
    the internet without my agreement. Do you know any techniques to
    help protect against content from being ripped off? I’d truly appreciate it.

  • 19 U Tip Extensions // Jun 17, 2019 at 1:22 am

    Step 1: Concept, Planning and MaterialsSo I really wanted a giant
    (9 ft. Tall) genuine wooden working nutcracker: (Who doesn’t)
    But since I’ve never actually seen one, I had no choice but to make my own. If you want one too, here’s how:You’ll need:About 80 feet of pine
    2×10’s About 18 feet of 6″ PVC About 1 full sheet of 3/4″ plywood ( used
    various pieces that I had on hand) About 12 feet of
    1″ black iron pipe and a welder(3/4 pipe would probably work too.

    full lace wigs NEXT day, towards night, we laid up under a little willow towhead out in the middle, where there was a village on each side of the river, and the duke and the king begun to lay out a plan for working them towns. Jim he spoke to the duke, and said he hoped it wouldn’t take but a few hours, because it got mighty heavy and tiresome to him when he had to lay all day in the wigwam tied with the rope. You see, when we left him all alone we had to tie him, because if anybody happened on to him all by himself and not tied it wouldn’t look much like he was a runaway nigger, you know.full lace wigs

    lace front wigs Pino, Mirtillo, and Carmen . Pino is a pine tree doll (14″) and Mirtillo is a blueberry doll (14″). Carmen is a doll made of felt with dark hair multi colored flowered dark dress.. Elisha, who was kind enough to talk abouther viral picwith us, told BabyCenter, shared this photo because the moment I saw it I loved it and I knew a lot of my mom friends would connect with it. Little did I know it would go way beyond that. I don regret posting it for one moment.lace front wigs

    U Tip Extensions On a foreign trip (Bennett Gebhardt 15). The Caribbean is said to be the most economically dependent on this industry, as the ‘Caribbean Tourism Organisation’ states that the industry forms the “economic backbone of most countries
    in the Region”(“Caribbean Tourism Industry” 1),
    implications for what tourism’s affect on the region have arisen and have
    prompted further research into matter. Since the 1970’s research regarding tourism
    in the Caribbean has attempted to determine the social, cultural.U Tip Extensions

    360 lace wigs I remember when my grandfather finally
    admitted to me what was going on. I U Tip Extensions was 18 and visiting them for Christmas with my family
    when he asked me to check out the newest model ship he had been working on in his hobby room.
    In his excitement he had forgotten that he had placed pictures
    of every family member around his workbench with our names, how we were related, and a few facts about each of us written next to
    them.360 lace wigs

    360 lace wigs Charles James Fox (24 January 1749 13 September 1806), styled The Honourable from 1762, was a prominent British Whig statesman whose parliamentary career spanned 38 years of the late 18th and early 19th centuries
    and who was the arch rival of William Pitt the Younger.
    His father Henry, a leading Whig of his day, had similarly
    been the great rival of Pitt’s famous father.
    He rose to prominence in the House of Commons as a forceful
    and eloquent speaker with a notorious and colourful private life, though his opinions were rather conservative
    and conventional 360 lace wigs..

Leave a Comment