Safe Facial Peels for Pregnancy

Julie Ryan Evans

Flickr Photo by Neeta Lind
Some women get a great pregnant glow; others just glower at their reflection in the mirror and the damage pregnancy is doing to their skin.

It's especially frustrating when you can't use your regular arsenal of repair products because of the chemicals they contain that could potentially harm an unborn baby.

Here's a great recipe I came across in the May issue of SELF for a totally natural peel-like facial treatment. The super-easy recipe (just two ingredients that are probably already in your refrigerator) is great for anyone, but perfect for a pregnant woman who needs a little pick-me-up.


  • 1 tablespoon citrus juice (lemon, grapefruit, orange)
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda


Combine citrus juice with baking soda and watch it fizz. Stir until bubbling lessens, apply, leave on for 20 minutes, and rinse.

I also like this recipe for a Skin Revitalizing Peel that moisturizes as well.


  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 cup fresh citrus juice (lemon, orange, or lime)
  • 1 packet plain gelatin


Mix together thoroughly.

What natural beauty boosters have you tried while pregnant?

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