Avoid Making These 7 Mistakes In Your AM Pregnancy Skincare Routine

Avoid Making These 7 Mistakes In Your AM Pregnancy Skincare Routine

26 May 2023 | 7 min Read

Sudeshna Chakravarti

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Having a solid and well-sought-after AM pregnancy skincare routine helps gently cleanse, refresh, and strengthen your skin’s barrier functioning to proactively fight off environmental factors such as the sun’s rays and pollutants.

But here’s the thing, if you are not incorporating the right steps in your pregnancy beauty routine, none of the products you use will effectively work, and you may not even notice any changes in your skin.

While there is no expert-approved ‘correct’ morning skincare routine, keeping yourself aware of the possible mistakes that you might be making can make all the difference. 

Read on to find out the mistakes that you are probably making in your pregnancy skincare routine and tips to avoid them.

7 Mistakes To Avoid In Your AM Pregnancy Skincare Routine

Pregnancy Skincare Routine

These skincare mistakes might take a toll on your complexion and cause dullness / Image credit: Freepik

#1: Not Washing Your Face

Yes, we know, we have been constantly reminding you to wash your face at night to remove your makeup, but it is also crucial to wash your face every morning, without fail. 

This is because overnight, dead cells from your body, natural oils from your hair, and bacteria from your saliva may accumulate on your skin’s surface, and need to be washed off to reduce the risk of infections and dullness.

Moreover, cleansing your skin first thing in the morning ensures that the canvas (basically your skin surface) is clean and prepped to layer other skincare products. 

You may opt for The Moms Co.’s natural clay face wash in your AM routine, infused with ingredients like Moroccan lava clay, Kaolin clay, and activated charcoal to detox your skin and remove impurities from deep inside your skin pores to reveal a soft, hydrated, and clear complexion.

#2: Skipping The Exfoliation

Another common morning skincare mistake that you ought to make is skipping exfoliation. But here’s the thing, while exfoliating your skin at night works wonders in terms of allowing the coming skincare products to seep into your skin better, exfoliating your skin in the AM can remove the dead skin cells and excess oil that accumulated on your skin’s surface and improve your skin tone.

Consider using The Moms Co.’s natural green tea face scrub in your morning routine to get the best results. The potent mix of green tea, aloe vera, niacinamide, and vitamin C helps regulate sebum production, reduces the apperance of enlarged pores, and improves your skin tone for a more radiant complexion. 

#3 Using Too Many Products

You may think that using too many products or layering on too many steps can benefit your skin in many ways, but that’s not what a good pregnancy skincare routine should look like. 

Instead of incorporating too many steps and products, follow a basic CTM (cleanse-tone-moisturise) routine, and include potent ingredients like vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, plant-based AHAs, niacinamide, and sunscreen. 

#4 Not Using Antioxidant-Rich Products

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Antioxidants help neutralise free radicals and boost firmness in your skin / Image credit: Freepik

Antioxidants are a must-have in your pregnancy skincare routine and the best way to use them is during the day, in your AM serum. In fact, using the right combo of antioxidants can be quite beneficial and help protect your skin from free radicals as well as environmental damage.

Use The Moms Co.’s  natural face serum, infused with vitamin C and ferulic acid to help improve your skin appearance and tone and radiance. 

After applying your serum, you may use under-eye cream from The Moms Co., which is packed with antioxidants like coffee and niacinamide to reduce the visibility of dark circles, fine lines, and wrinkles, and de-puff your under-eye area. 

#5 Not Moisturising Your Skin

If you think moisturising is only applicable to your PM routine, think again! Skipping moisturiser is one of the mistakes that you should avoid at all costs, as it can make your skin appear tight and dry, and also reduce the efficacy of the other skincare products. 

You may opt for The Moms Co.’s natural vita-rich face cream, which is infused with potent ingredients like chia seed oil, argan oil, and arbutin that help hydrate and nourish your skin and protect it against damage. Additionally, these ingredients boast anti-inflammatory properties that reduce acne and hyperpigmentation.

#6 Skipping Sunscreen

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Sunscreen is essential in your AM skincare routine as it helps protect your skin against sun damage / Image credit: Freepik

You may be committing a skincare sin if you are stepping outside your house without wearing sunscreen. Even skin experts always stress the importance of wearing sunscreen, especially during pregnancy.

A natural and mineral-based daily sunscreen should be your absolute morning go-to after applying your serum and moisturiser. You need to use at least a teaspoon amount of sunscreen every morning on your face, as well as your neck and chest area. If you apply an amount less than that, you may put your skin and especially your decolletage area at risk of sunburn. 

#7 Using The Wrong Anti-Ageing Ingredients

Using an anti-ageing cream in your AM routine is well-appreciated. But there are specific anti-ageing agents that should be avoided in your pregnancy skincare routine. The list includes acids such as glycolic, lactic, salicylic, and retinol. This is because these ingredients turn your skin sensitive during pregnancy and may cause irritation and inflammation.

Instead, you can opt for The Moms Co.’s natural age control day cream, which is formulated with mild and plant-based ingredients like bakuchiol, sea buckthorn oil, and green tea extracts that prevent external damage and boost your skin’s firmness and elasticity.


There you have it! All the mistakes that you must avoid in your pregnancy skincare routine. Just keep these rules in mind, and instead of over-crowing your skincare routine, use targeted products that help address your pregnancy skin concerns.

The best part is that all The Moms Co. products we discussed above are pregnancy-safe and are specially designed #ForEveryMum to support her #ThroughEveryChange. So visit their website and take a look at their natural mum and baby skincare products.

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