Ask Emily: What really happens to skin during pregnancy?

Pregnancy is different for everyone: some bask in the 'pregnancy' glow, whilst others struggle through with sickness, body changes, and skin issues.

When you are pregnant, your blood flow increases and hormones surge, which can cause changes to the skin. Acne, stretch marks, spider veins, chapped lips, and inflammation are the most common skin conditions that occur when pregnant.

It is really important to take care of yourself and bub, using skincare that is safe during pregnancy and does not contain chemicals and fillers. If you use products rich in bioactives, your skincare will continue to provide what your skin needs as it changes.

If I had to recommend only one product to help, it would be our Boab + Rosehip Oil with Vit E. It's the ultimate pregnancy beauty essential: a one-stop shop for pregnancy skin concerns, face & body.

Packed full of antioxidants, our Boab Oil can help prevent and improve the appearance of stretch marks and spider veins. It has anti-inflammatory properties for flare ups and will give you an instant glow when you feel run down.