Minerals For Moms

All-natural makeup is a healthy pick for radiant skin.


Pregnancy often can make your skin dry, splotchy or sensitive. “During pregnancy, skin is drier due to increased water loss,” explains Diane Madfes, M.D., a clinical instructor of dermatology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.

Wearing makeup made from finely ground minerals, including iron dioxide, titanium dioxide and zinc, is an effective way to prevent skin from becoming further irritated. Such makeup has fewer irritants, like fragrances and preservatives, and minerals such as mica reflect light, giving your skin, eyes and lips a healthy radiance.

For face: Jane Iredale Circle/Delete Under Eye Concealer, $29, contains vitamin K to fade under-eye circles; Amazing Base, $42, comes in 13 shades and has SPF 20. For eyes: Bare Escentuals i.d. bareMinerals Glimmer in True Gold, $13, adds a pretty shimmer when worn alone or over your favorite eyeshadow. For lips: La Bella Donna Embellishment Lip Palette, $45, offers four shades to blend for day or night.