Top 5 expert tips to radiant skin


Protect with SPF

Many women experience hyperpigmentation during pregnancy which can be caused by UV exposure. Wear broad-spectrum UVA/UVB moisturizer with an SPF of 15 to help protect your skin.


Cleanse and cleanse again

Hormonal changes through your body can be linked to over-activity of the sebaceous gland which can result in more sebum on your friend than normal. To avoid oily skin, it’s important to cleanse twice a day, daily.


Go oil-free

On top of cleansing twice daily, an oil-free moisturizer, such as the Ultra-Lite Oil Free Moisturizing Dew , will help to maintain your skin’s hydration levels without giving you that greasy feeling.


Avoid acne medication

Certain ingredients in acne medications have been show to impact the health of a mother and child so consult your dermatologist before use. You can, however, manage your acne by using an effective skin care regimen.


Relax and rest

It seems like common sense, but we still have to say it… relax! Get plenty of rest every day, as it’s good for your health, your baby’s healthy and your radiant skin.

Pregnancy and your skin
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Top skincare tip UV protection is essential at all stages of life

Manage Your Skin

A comprehensive skin care protocol is essential to maintaining great skin — especially UV protection which is important at every stage of life. Make sure you use broad spectrum protection as part of your daily skin care regimen… even if it’s not sunny outside!

Keep oily skin at bay

During pregnancy, your skin is likely to become oily due to hormonal fluctuations inside the body. Oil-free products can help to control sebum levels before and during pregnancy, while maintaining your hydration levels.

Your concerns

What can I do to avoid any skin issues during my pregnancy?

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Top skincare tip Oily skin and acne is normal

Cleanse twice every day

Cleansing twice a day helps to clear away excess sebum from the skin’s surface, helping to prevent that greasy feel. Browse DDF cleansers!



Take the time to relax. It’s important for your body, your skin and your baby too!

Your concerns

Other people are commenting on my pregnancy glow by saying that my skin feels oily

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Trimester One
Top skincare tip 78% of women experience the mask of pregnancy

Avoid the sun

Use broad spectrum protection (UVA and UVB) and avoid the sunlight, especially during the 10am to 4pm. This can help to prevent excessive melanin accumulation on the skin’s surface. Check out DDF’s broad spectrum protection!

Use oil-free moisturizers

Maintain your skin care regimen by cleansing your face in the morning and evening and follow with an oil-free moisturizer to minimize excess oil on the face. View DDF’s oil-free moisturizers!

Your concerns

Why am I starting to get freckles?

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Trimester Two
Top skincare tip Up to 90% of women experience hyperpigmentation

Protect yourself from UV exposure

Use broad spectrum protection (UVA and UVB) to help prevent hyperpigmentation. Also, avoid direct sun exposure as much as possible. View DDF’s broad spectrum protection.

Be Cautious of Acne Medication

Try and manage your acne through cleansing your face twice and using your oil-free moisturizer to eliminate excessive oil on the face. Some acne medications may have ingredients that could harm your baby so speak with your doctor before using these products.

Your concerns

My existing freckles are becoming darker and I have more pigmentation on my face

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Trimester Three
Top skincare tip Is it normal for freckles to be darker after pregnancy?

Maintain the ‘protect’ step in your protocol

Continue to use your broad spectrum protection product after pregnancy to help prevent your freckles and moles becoming darker. The use of targeted hyperpigmentation products can help to reduce the appearance of melanin build-up in the affected areas.


Moisturize your skin daily to help maintain your skin’s barrier. This will help to protect your skin from environmental aggressors such as pollution and UV rays. It will also help to brighten your skin! View DDF’s moisturizers.

Your concerns

Why has my pigmentation not disappeared?

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