What makes Belli's pregnancy sunscreen a must-have addition to your pregnant skin care daily regimen? What it keeps in and, more importantly, what it keeps out.
Belli's Pure Radiance Facial Sunscreen SPF 25 is both a light moisturizer and sunblock that's specially formulated to protect against chloasma—dark, splotchy areas that appear in approximately 70% of pregnant women.
While natural glycerine keeps in moisture, the active ingredients recommended for use in pregnancy—zinc oxide and titanium dioxide —create a barrier that blocks out environmental pollutants as well as the UVA and UVB rays that trigger pregnant skin pigmentation.
Like all Belli skin care products for pregnant women, this sunscreen's ingredients have been selected for safety.
With a light tint to help blend with all skin types, Pure Radiance Facial Sunscreen is also oil-free, and may be worn alone or underneath makeup.
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Smooth onto skin several times daily to protect from
sun's rays. Apply liberally before sun exposure and as needed.
Because the active ingredients are barriers, apply the sunscreen after
your daily regimen of other skin care products and before you apply
makeup.Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (7%), Zinc Oxide (5%)
Other Ingredients: Deionized Water, Cyclomethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerine, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate (and) PEG-100 Stearate, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate (and) Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Sodium PCA, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Ceteareth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Iron Oxides, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate (and) Glycereth-2 Cocoate
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions About Chloasma and Pregnancy Sunscreen
What is chloasma?
Chloasma, also known as "melasma" and "the mask of pregnancy," is hyperpigmentation, or darkening, of the skin. It usually shows as collections of dark splotches on the cheeks and nose, but can also appear anywhere on the body.
What causes chloasma?
Reproductive hormones cause an increased production of melanocytes—the cells in your skin that create pigment to protect from ultraviolet damage. The extra deposits of melanocytes left by those industrious maternal hormones result in extra darkening when exposed to UVA and UVB rays.
Will I get chloasma during pregnancy?
Chloasma affects up to 70% of pregnant women. To prevent it, stay out of the sun and wear a barrier sunscreen that contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, such as Anti-Chloasma Facial Sunscreen SPF 25.
I have chloasma, will it go away?
Yes, but it can be months before it fades completely. In the meantime, continue to apply sunscreen and use makeup to lessen the appearance. There are methods for removing patches of hyperpigmentation, such as bleaching creams and laser removal, but avoid chemical and alternative skin treatments until after baby is born.