Don’t lie, we all have dry bumps on our skin from either weather, diet, or genetics. They’re definitely not sexy and more of a pain in then ass than anything. But it seems like no matter how much you lotion, those damn bumps remain.
In the past, I’ve relied on our bi-yearly trip to California to get a full body scrub at Tikkun Spa in Santa Monica, however, being pregnant, means laying on your belly and back is a no no. That means trying different alternatives was a must. Especially living in Colorado where there’s practically zero humidity, my dry bumps have been so much worse than in the past. The hubs even complains about them. While i await my next full body scrub, here are two things that have been keeping the bumps at bay:
The Grandpa Soap
When I got a weird rash on my belly in my second trimester, I thought I had the dreaded pregnancy PUPPPS. Turns out my skin was just being it’s normal self – super reactive to hormonal changes. Regardless, I saw a recommendation to use The “Grandpa Pine Tar Soap.” This soap is a 3-in-1 wonder and is made with natural pine tar oil to deeply cleanse, deodorize, and moisturize from head to toe. I don’t know exactly why this soap is supposed to work detox the skin, but I’ve been using it every shower since I was 24w. I’ve noticed a significant change on skin since first use: zero stretch marks, softer dry bumps to remove, and softer skin. However, a huge drawback to this soap is the smell….yuck !
This is the exact replica I got from amazon maybe a year ago. Dead Sea Pumice Stones are to be used to scrub away the dry rough skin on the bottom of your feet, your heels, elbows or knees. Although it’s difficult for a prego to bend down and stand on one leg while scrubbing, I take safety precautions (aka sitting down) and make it work.
I love using California Baby products not only on my skin, but I’m excited to use them on my future baby’s skin too. Specifically, the calendula soothing extract. This certified organic extract is perfect for extreme skin soothing and is gentle enough for head-to-toe use. Calendula is a flower that’s been used to soothe skin for centuries. For intensive treatment, apply full strength by gently massaging onto the affected area. You can also supercharge your lotion, cream or massage oil by adding a few drops to a scoop of your moisturizer before applying to face & body.
* This post was sponsored by California Baby, however, all opinions are my own.