Byrdie_FEATUREAs a self-confessed skincare junkie, I can comfortably say I know what works for my skin. Well I could, before I fell pregnant earlier this year and everything I knew became redundant. Within the first three months, all bets were off: my oily skin became dry, my breakouts less frequent. While I welcomed some changes with open arms, learning to treat new concerns (at a time I was also trying to remove as many chemicals as possible) took a little trial and error, before I finally settled into a regimen that best suited my new skin type. Now, I can focus solely on growing my mini human, without worrying about the state of my face.

Despite what pop culture has led us to believe, the “pregnancy glow” isn’t a given. For some, it’s nothing but a myth—and there’s not a lot you can do about it (cheers, hormones!). Pigmentation, broken capillaries, dryness, congestion and breakouts are just some of the delights you may encounter during your nine months, but there are treatments you can look to as safe options. Enter: Jocelyn Petroni.

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