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In my journey to living a more pure lifestyle, I seek out the most natural things to put in and on my body. Using beauty products that are free of toxins and chemicals is important to me since the skin is body’s largest organ and absorbs these things directly in to the blood stream.
When my husband and I talked about getting pregnant, I totally detoxed our house. We had already been eating a lot of organic and “real” foods but we could make improvements in other areas of our lives and I started with cleaning and beauty products.
My skin has always been temperamental and I’ve had blemishes since I was a teenager. I thought I would “grow out of it” but as I near 29 years old, I still have problems with my skin. Miraculously, during pregnancy my skin really was “glowing”. I only rinsed my face with water. I received a Pretty Mommies Skin Care set to review towards the very end of my pregnancy, so I saved it because I was curious to see how the postpartum hormonal shifts would effect my skin and if it would go back to having problem areas. Plus, with breastfeeding my little girl I knew that Pretty Mommies was a safe product to keep around. Sure enough my skin started to show signs of blemishes reappearing (though thankfully not as bad as before being pregnant!) and due to the winter weather was getting very dry and itchy. I knew it was time to open my Pretty Mommies set and I couldn’t wait!
Pretty Mommies is the #1 maternity skin care line recommended by physicians. It was specifically created with all-natural ingredients that are safe for pregnant and nursing women. But don’t let that stop you, everyone should be aware of the ingredients going on their skin and use safer products! At $119 for the 3 Step System, it is a little more expensive than products you might otherwise buy, but it is worth it to me to be using products that are not only effective but free of all artificial chemicals and toxins. You can also purchase each of the products separately.
All Pretty Mommies products are FREE of:
- Artificial Fragrance
The Three Step System (ARV $119) Includes:
1. Let’s Be Clear Facial Cleanser
The cleanser is light and goes on smoothly. I use two pumps to cleanse my face and neck. The smell is amazing but not overwhelming. I definitely smell the sweet orange oil but only while I am washing my face, it does not linger. This is a plus to me because I am sensitive to the smells of most beauty products, especially if they are made with artificial fragrances. Pretty Mommies uses oils from natural products which means that they not only smell good but nourish your skin. I also love how the website lists all the ingredients AND tells you what they do!
2. Truth Be Told Skin Brightener
This product contains several antioxidants which brightens, hydrates and offers your skin anti-inflammatory elements. I use one pump and it goes on light and absorbs in to my skin quickly which is important if I need to put on the SPF (the third step of the three step system) or makeup because with an infant I don’t have extra time to be waiting around for a moisturizer to dry or else those next steps just wouldn’t get done. Same as the Let’s Be Clear Facial Cleanser, the scent is sweet and airy and doesn’t linger.
3. Protect & Reflect SPF 30
The third and last step in the system contains SPF, which is important in protecting your skin from sun damage. It is gentle and won’t clog pores like the SPF lotion you might put on the rest of your body. It also contains antioxidants and adds additional hydration to your skin. The cream is white but it is quickly absorbed and rubbed in to your skin so that it doesn’t leave any visible residue. I only need to use one pump of this to cover my face and neck.
I feel great using Pretty Mommies because it is safe to use as a breastfeeding mama and because it is really starting to help my dry skin (even in the midst of this Winter storm that just dumped 8″ of snow on us).
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