A special thanks to Pretty Mommies for providing the Miss Frugal Mommy blog with a product for free in exchange for an honest review!
About Pretty Mommies
“Pretty Mommies was designed to provide safe, all natural, effective products to mommies just like you. That’s why Pretty Mommies is now the #1 physician recommended maternity skin care line.”
Pretty Mommies products will:
- cleanse & naturally exfoliate
- hydrate & soothe
- provide high levels of antioxidants and anti-aging properties
- significantly reduce breakouts and lighten melasma, hyperpgimentation
- increase collagen and elastin production, which reduces fine lines & wrinkles
- help with inflammation and irritation
- offer superior broad spectrum sun protection
- provide an overall healthy complexion
Products In the Three Step System:
“Let’s be clear: Healthy skin begins with clean skin. So the first step in your Pretty Mommies regimen is to thoroughly cleanse and gently exfoliate with our all natural facial cleanser. It washes away impurities without drying out your skin, leaving it soft and hydrated. Let’s Be Clear safely addresses common skin conditions specific to pregnant and nursing women – like hormonal acne breakouts – but it also contains many other healthy skin care benefits.”
“Here’s the truth: This multi-functional product does it all. With other skin care lines, you have to use several products to get the results that Truth Be Told provides all by itself. Plus, it contains only the highest quality natural ingredients. As the second step in your Pretty Mommies skin care regimen, it may be the most powerful. Truth Be Told provides a high level of antioxidants and anti-aging properties. It also brightens, hydrates and calms down inflammation. And on top of that, it contains natural anti-bacterial ingredients which help to significantly improve acne and blemishes. So skin is soft, bright, clear and younger-looking.”
“Moms are passionate protectors. That’s why the third step in your Pretty Mommies regimen is sunscreen. Made with pure, non-nano 22.5% zinc oxide, this sunscreen gives you superior broad spectrum sun protection and reflects harmful UVA/UVB rays. Sun protection is extremely important, but Protect & Reflect also prevents hyperpigmentation and melasma from worsening. The natural anti-inflammatory benefits of zinc calm down stubborn hormonal acne. Loaded with antioxidants, it also soothes and hydrates your skin. Plus, it goes on clear with no white residue. Protect & Reflect is an excellent makeup primer too – because zinc, a natural mineral, softly fills in fine lines, wrinkles and pores without clogging them. That means flawless looking skin.”
So here I am, on my third pregnancy, starring at my self in the mirror wondering where the expression “glowing during pregnancy” actually came from. I certainly have never felt I fit that description during any of my pregnancies, in fact I have always felt the complete opposite. With my pregnancies has always come that dreaded teenage acne and hair that i no longer recognize. My skin is not my own and I feel like I spend so much time being self conscious about my skin that continuously breaks out. And I am not just talking about my face! I had never experienced body acne until my second and third pregnancies and it is absolutely embarrassing. I get these very red and irritated patches of acne on my shoulders and chest. Thank you so much pregnancy hormones, as if growing a watermelon sized belly wasn’t inconvenient enough.
I am extremely picky when it comes to skin care products, this defiantly doesn’t help the acne situation much. You see, I absolutely despise washing my face because I am so worried about getting soap in my eyes. Call it a phobia if you will, either way, the thought of cleaning my face and accidentally getting soap in my eye completely upsets me. So upset that I would rather just wipe my face down with some water with a washcloth. I was so delighted when I first used the Let’s Be Clear product and realized that is doesn’t lather up into a soapy mess. The face wash is very light and gentle, almost as if I was washing my face with water! Most importantly, I began noticing a difference in my complexion, as well as the spots on my chest and shoulders. I was pretty reluctant in believing that this product would actually work because I seem to associate that stinging sensation on my face as reassure that my face is getting cleaned. Since the Let’s Be Clean didn’t cause any type of sensation to my face, I assumed it must not be doing a whole lot… boy was I wrong! Then to make my skin even more beautiful during my pregnancy, the Truth Be Told does a fantastic job with that. The second product in my routine has given my skin a more natural and vibrant look, without any harsh or uncomfortable chemicals!
I learned the hard way (the summer I was pregnant with my son) that pregnant women and the sun don’t mix very well. I literally bathed in sunblock at a family barbecue that day, lathered it on myself everywhere. Despite my best efforts, I returned home that night with the worst sunburn in my entire life, sun blisters and all! I was so confused as to why because I had never burned like that growing up or any time during adulthood. After a little research I learned that pregnant women have a higher circulating blood volume, It is easier for pregnant women to get sunburned due to the rising amount of hormones (plus melanin production is increased during pregnancy.) You can guarantee that the gorgeous Georgia weather this past weekend resulted in me using the Pretty Mommies sun block. I was so surprised by how well it went on my skin, immediately blending in and not leaving and white streaks. My skin stayed sunburn free even after being out on the deck, in the sun, with my kids most of the day!
Overall I have found my self not only completely satisfied, but entirely in love with the Pretty Mommies products! It is such a sense of relief knowing that I can have beautiful skin during pregnancy and obtain that look with all natural & safe skin care products! You can do facials in medical spas such as BHRC for the best results.