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Essential guide to pregnancy skin care

This pregnancy skin care guide provides information and advice on the effects of pregnancy on your body and skin. We look at the best ways to take care of your body whilst pregnant and the ways in which you can take care of your skin to reduce and avoid some of the most common symptoms of pregnancy.

By Alexandra Julian

5 Minute read

This pregnancy skin care guide provides information and advice on the effects of pregnancy on your body and skin, and recommendations of the best beauty products for pregnancy, from sunscreen to face cream.

Green People's natural and organic skin care products are suitable for use whilst pregnant and do not contain harsh ingredients. Read more information

Safe skin care for pregnancy

We support expectant mothers by offering natural and organic skin care with a complete range of products totally safe for pregnancy. 

Use our quick links to explore: 

Pregnancy-safe face wash

Pregnancy-safe moisturiser

Pregnancy-safe fake tan

Pregnancy-safe make-up

See our full range of pregnancy-safe skin care now.

Our best sunscreen for pregnancy

We recommend our SPF30 Scent Free Sun Cream. It has no perfume so won’t be irritating to those with sensitive skin or a sensitive sense of smell. It uses totally safe, non-toxic filters which protect your face and body from UVA and UVB rays.

If you are seeking a facial sunscreen for pregnancy, our high factor SPF30 Facial Sun Cream offers gentle, safe UV protection and can be used year-round.

Our favourite body sunscreen for pregnancy is our Scent Free SPF30 Sun Cream, available in range of sizes. 

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Our best shampoo for pregnancy

Most women experience an improvement in the condition of their hair in the second trimester so may need to choose a different shampoo for pregnancy.

All of our natural and organic shampoos are safe for use during pregnancy, but we particularly like our Moisturising Shampoo and Conditioner to help detangle and hydrate those beautiful pregnancy tresses.

If scents make you nauseous then the Scent Free Shampoo and Conditioner should be your first pick. Ultra-gentle for sensitive scalps and suitable for all hair types, this duo will leave your lovely locks feeling soft and silky.

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Our best body lotion for pregnancy

Our Quinoa & Calendula Body Lotion is ideal for all-over pampering during pregnancy.

Scented with a light, uplifting citrus aroma, it is contains a beautiful blend of natural plant extracts and oils which stimulate collagen and lock in moisture to protect the skin from dryness.

Our Scent Free Body Lotion is our best body lotion for pregnancy for those with very sensitive skin. It is ultra-gentle and contains soothing and protective properties from botanical extracts.

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How does pregnancy affect skin?

Your body undergoes many changes when you're pregnant, and your skin is no exception. Melasma, acne, varicose veins and stretch marks are the most common skin problems in pregnancy.


Melasma is also called the mask of pregnancy. The pigmented patches of Melasma are tan to brown in colour and can appear around the eyes, on the cheeks, chin, forehead, temples, above the lip and other parts of the body.

There are several possible causes of Melasma, and in pregnancy it is thought that increased levels of the hormones oestrogen and progesterone stimulate excessive production of melanin in response to exposure to sunlight.

Other factors that may influence Melasma include dietary deficiencies in protein, Vitamin B12 and Iron. High stress levels may also trigger excess melanin production.

What you can do to prevent melasma

  • Your skin is more likely to develop dark pigment when exposed to sunlight. Make sure you apply sunscreen regularly and liberally. 
  • To start your pregnancy skin care regime, choose a product like our Age Defy+ Brightening Moisturiser which actively works to reduce skin pigmentation with key natural actives such as White Mulberry and Cucumber Seed
  • It is vital to keep your liver and digestion happy to ensure proper absorption of vitamins and minerals
  • Ensure you are not lacking in protein, Vitamin B12 and iron
  • And remember to de-stress! Get your partner to give you a neck and shoulder massage on a regular basis, relax several times during the day, listen to soothing music and go early to bed

    Need pregnancy skin care advice?

    Our UK customer care team is happy to answer your pregnancy skin care questions. Please call us on 01403 740350 or leave a comment or question below.

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