Pregnancy Skin Care

Are You Experiencing the Pregnancy Glow?

During pregnancy, your skin is likely to go through different changes as your body will evolve every trimester and after having your baby too. Learn how to achieve that famous pregnancy glow and take care of your skin with DDF’s tips and insights below!

Where in your pregnancy are you?

Top 5 Expert Tips to Radiant Skin
  1. 1

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

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

    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.

  4. 4

    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.

  5. 5
    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


Top Skin Care Tip

UV Protection is essential at all stages in 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?

What can I do to take care of my skin?+

  • Maintain an effective skin care regimen to keep your skin healthy
  • Follow your product protocol, ensuring you cleanse, treat, moisturize and protect your skin to help avoid issues like dry skin and acne

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Trimester One

Top Skin Care 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 my skin feels oily

Are you experiencing oily skin?+

It is believed that the sebaceous glands can become over active based on hormonal changes. Therefore, more sebum can be produced and deposited on your skin’s surface.

Are you seeing the pregnancy glow?+

During your first trimester, your body is circulating more blood in order to supply your baby with essential nutrients. The increased circulation of blood helps make your skin look brighter and more radiant.

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Trimester Two

Top Skin Care Tip
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?

What is the ‘mask of pregnancy’?+

During pregnancy, more melanin, a skin tinting pigment, may be produced due to hormonal changes and UV exposure. This can be seen in the forehead and cheeks and is known as the ‘mask of pregnancy’.

I’ve never had acne before, so why
do I have it now?+

Overactive sebaceous glances can cause some women to have acne during their second trimester. This can be managed throughout your pregnancy and can disappear after childbirth.

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Trimester Three

Top Skin Care Tip
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

Why have my freckles become darker?+

Areas that are already dark, such as freckles and moles, are likely to become darker due to over active melanocytes caused by UV exposure. This can also be linked to hormonal changes.

My acne disappeared when I was
younger... why has it come back?+

For women who have experienced acne in the past, it is possible that they may experience it during pregnancy due to excessive sebum on the skin’s surface.

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Top Skin Care Tip
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?

Why are my freckles still dark?+

Hyperpigmentation, including the ‘mask of pregnancy’, can disappear after pregnancy but some women may find that affected areas that were already dark, such as freckles, may not disappear after childbirth. If you’re concerned, please visit your dermatologist.

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This is why DDF focuses on root causes and select skin care ingredients to empower you to rewrite your skin's future look.

* From a survey of 3800 dermatologist at the World Congress of Dermatology 2011

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