7 Soothing Skincare Ingredients That Help Tackle Itchy Skin During Pregnancy 

7 Soothing Skincare Ingredients That Help Tackle Itchy Skin During Pregnancy 

12 May 2023 | 6 min Read

Sudeshna Chakravarti

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Itchy skin during pregnancy is mostly caused due to hormonal changes and in some cases, sensitivity. Another possible reason could be dehydration— you are not drinking enough water, or your skincare lacks moisturising face creams and lotions. 

One way to enhance your skin health during pregnancy is by including certain skincare ingredients that work to reduce inflammation and irritation. Adding these essential skincare ingredients to your beauty routine can help improve your overall skin texture and appearance, and give you a healthy pregnancy glow.

Keep reading to know what crucial skincare ingredients you should add to your beauty arsenal STAT. 

7 Skincare Ingredients To Tackle Itchy Skin During Pregnancy

Itchy Skin During Pregnancy

Ingredients like witch hazel, green tea, and aloe vera help soothe dryness in your skin and relieve itching / Image credit: Freepik

To treat dry and irritated skin during pregnancy, you should mostly look for anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich ingredients that inhibit the effects of certain enzymes causing inflammation and redness on your skin. 

Here are seven skincare ingredients that will help you achieve healthy and smooth skin.

Witch Hazel

Witch hazel is a naturally soothing, cleansing, and healing ingredient, full of skin-friendly compounds such as tannins and gallic acid. These compounds exhibit conditioning qualities that help maintain moisture balance and keep your complexion calm and hydrated. 

The best way to use this ingredient is in the form of a natural toner. You can use The Moms Co.’s vitamin C daily face toner that helps eliminate excess oil, soothe inflammation, and unclog your pores. 

Besides witch hazel, the toner also contains niacinamide, aloe vera, and green tea that target acne and blemishes, and even tone your skin for a healthier and smoother complexion.

Green Tea

Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties and is high in polyphenols— a compound responsible for soothing red and irritated skin. In fact, research suggests that regular use of green tea can help address many pregnancy-related dermatological concerns, including rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis.

You can use The Moms Co.’s natural green tea face cream to get rid of dry, irritated skin, and maintain your complexion’s moisture level. In addition to green tea, the face cream also contains other antioxidants, such as niacinamide, aloe vera, and willow bark that deliver intense nourishment to give you a glowing look. 

Sea Buckthorn Oil

Itchy Skin During Pregnancy

Sea buckthorn oil is a skincare powerhouse that reduces itchiness and also promotes an even-toned complexion / Image credit: Freepik

You can refer to sea buckthorn oil as the unsung hero of the skincare industry. This natural skincare ingredient contains omega-7 fatty acid, which stimulates cellular regeneration in the epidermis and strengthens your skin barrier to prevent inflammation and itching. 

Using this powerhouse ingredient daily can nourish the tissues of your skin, hydrate your complexion, and also prevent wrinkles. You can use the natural body butter from The Moms Co., which comes enriched with sea buckthorn oil that offers deep moisturisation to your skin, improves elasticity, and repairs damaged skin. 


Niacinamide, aka Vitamin B3, is an anti-inflammatory ingredient that reduces redness and minimises the appearance of dry skin. It also helps combat hyperpigmentation by blocking the transfer of pigment from the pigment-producing cells to the surface of the skin cells where discolouration is visible. 

You can use the natural niacinamide serum from The Moms Co. in both your AM and PM routine to get even-toned, plump, and smooth skin. The serum also contains licorice extracts, zinc, and squalane that control oil production and acne, and boost skin elasticity and firmness. 


Bakuchiol is a potent plant-based ingredient that has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and helps soothe dry, irritated skin, and prevent signs of ageing. 

It works as a natural retinol alternative, meaning it mimics the effects of retinol such as stimulating skin cell turnover and boosting collagen production. Moreover, bakuchiol is pregnancy-safe and much safer than retinol.

You can consider adding The Moms Co.’s natural night cream with bakuchiol to your skincare routine to get nourished and even-toned skin. The night cream also contains other antioxidants such as hyaluronic acid and niacinamide that give you the best results and relief from flaky, irritated skin. 

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is one of the most popular skin-soothing agents. Its formulation of essential amino acids, fatty acids, and vitamins A, B12, C, and E create a protective barrier and seal in moisture to enhance skin hydration and reduce irritation. 

In addition to soothing, it also provides many other benefits to your skin, such as treating wounds, preventing infections, and reducing acne, thanks to its antibacterial, antioxidant, and antifungal properties. 

You can consider using The Moms Co.’s natural aloe vera gel in your pregnancy skincare routine. Apply it twice a day to achieve long-lasting hydration, and get relief from irritated and bumpy skin. You can also use it to treat your wounds and sunburn. 


Itchy skin during pregnancy is pretty common and is mostly caused due to hormonal imbalance and skin sensitivity. If you are experiencing irritated and dry skin, you should consider adding these skincare ingredients to your beauty routine. These ingredients are plant-based, and pregnancy-safe, and will make your complexion smooth, glowing, and plump. 

Recommended Pregnancy Care Products:

Natural Stretch Oil

Natural Nipple Butter

Natural Pain Relief Oil

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