I live in El Paso Texas, where there is an average humidity of 41%. To put that in perspective, Las Vegas is 30%, while New Orleans averages 76%.
We’re pretty darn dry, and this definitely is a desert climate. Top that with an average rainfall of 9 inches per year (while Texas overall gets 32), and you get a pretty big shock to the skin when you move here. Suddenly investing in lotions seems like a great idea. (Maybe even buying stock in your favorite.)
During pregnancy, your skin undergoes all kinds of changes anyway. As you deal with first trimester breakouts, your stomach expanding and stretching, and the hormones kicking in full gear, it’s hard to keep up with what will work if your tried and true products seem to make things worse.
This being my second time pregnant here, I’ve gotten the chance to try out various skincare products to see what works long term and has a gentle effect on my skin. From body washes to belly oil to face soap, here are 9 of my very favorite. Some are organic and others are just too amazing to pass up.
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