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- Skin Strengthening Skin Care
- How to Prevent Stretch Marks
- How to Balance Skin & Clear Blemishes
- Concerns Over Fatigue & Swelling
- Concerns Over Trouble Sleeping & Relaxing
skin strengthening skin care
What makes basq different from everyday skin care?
Everyday skin care isn’t built to prevent and repair the damage of stretching skin. Basq works deep down to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy by building elasticity, repairing damage and improving tone. We carry products that are safe and effective to address your skin care needs during pregnancy and beyond. Whether it’s pregnancy breakouts, dry skin, swollen feet or stretch mark repair, we have products that are safe and effective.
Skin strength comes from reinforcing collagen and elastin fibers, the building blocks of the skin matrix. We blend essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals to nourish the skin and trigger cell turnover while reinforcing strength and tone.
Our ingredients are always tested for safety, and are irritant and allergen-free. Using the science of aromacology, we choose scents and oils that are safe and soothing during pregnancy.
Can anyone use the basq pregnancy line?
A simple answer – yes! Our products are built to be safe during pregnancy, but strong and effective enough to be used anytime. Anyone looking to strengthen or repair their skin will love our products. The basq line is a sure bet for anyone seeking serious results and it’s ideal for those with sensitive skin.
What make our aromas special?
basq products are based on the science of aromacology — blending scents to have a positive effect on the mind. We use plants and flowers to brighten, soothe, calm and uplift. Each product offers a unique aroma that adds to the texture experience and enhances the beauty.
What does the name basq mean?
Quite simply: basq …Grab a few moments to care for yourself and enjoy!
We are all short on time and there seem to be just a few moments each day we take for ourselves. Breathe in, relax and feel fantastic in your own skin. Addictive aromas, decadent textures and ingredients that deliver results make the products a pure pleasure.
How is the basq pregnancy line developed?
We work with experts in the all fields: skin science, aromacology, product safety, toxicology and women’s health. We are constantly researching ingredients and we interview thousands of pregnant and new mothers each year. Before launching, we had the line reviewed by hundreds of doctors and midwives and we fulfill requests for samples by hospitals and private practices.
What makes basq skin care safe for pregnancy?
At basq, we take many steps to ensure safety:
- We leverage an expert team of advisors from the fields of Aromatherapy, Cosmetic Chemistry, Product Safety and Women’s Health.
- All our products are tested for sensitivity and allergy by an independent clinical lab.
- Ingredients are screened for appropriateness based on The Cosmetic Toiletry Fragrance Association and the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Board guidelines.
- We conduct extensive research on essential oils safety, using opinions from medical and aromatherapy experts.
- We exclude any oil whose safety was at all questioned by industry experts.
how to prevent stretch marks
What are stretch marks?
Stretch marks are small, depressed streaks in the skin caused by tiny tears in the elastic supportive tissue that lies just underneath the skin to help it stretch. Stretch marks usually appear on the abdomen in the later stages of pregnancy when the belly is rapidly expanding to accommodate a growing baby. Women can also get them on their buttocks, thighs, hips, or breasts. Stretch marks can often appear after dramatic weight loss or growth spurts.
Does every woman get stretch marks?
Not every woman gets stretch marks. Today’s experts agree that the occurrence of stretch marks is highly dependent upon how elastic one’s skin is and that is usually a matter of genetics and rate of weight gain. In addition, the amount and speed of stretching impacts the likelihood of stretch marks. Gaining weight rapidly, carrying multiples or a big baby can impact whether you get stretch marks. The best defense is starting early with quality products that prevent stretch marks.
Can stretch marks be prevented?
Strong skin care is the best defense in preventing stretch marks during pregnancy. Bolstering the skin’s elasticity and resiliency with deep, regular hydration is the best defense. Experts recommend that women hydrate and nourish their skin several times daily, both as they try to prevent stretch marks and help skin bounce back after pregnancy.
How does basq Resilient Body Stretch Mark Oil work?
The basq Resilient Body Stretch Mark Oil blend includes a powerful combination of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). EFAs are rich oils that fuel collagen and elastin build. As skin stretches, fibers can weaken. This oil is designed to reinforce the skin with deep hydration and a mega-dose of nourishment that targets scars and stretch marks. Skin strengthening Vitamin E, Wheat Germ, Grapeseed, Rosehip Oil and Eucalyptus work to replenish deep down while soothing itchy skin.
Why are EFAs important in skin hydration?
Skin research has shown the EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids) help nourish the skin so it can keep it natural resiliency and bounce. EFAs are a part of the lipid layer, and help maintain the suppleness and elasticity of skin. They cannot be ingested by taking vitamins orally but must be absorbed through the skin. Basq’s oils, which include Hazelnut, Sweet Almond, Rosehip, Grapeseed, Sunflower and Wheat Germ, are rich in EFAs. These oils are quickly absorbed by the skin and work with the body to naturally nourish and replenish skin as it stretches.
How do Vitamin E rich ingredients help skin?
When applied to the skin, vitamin E is believed to promote healing, protecting cells from free-radical damage and reducing itchiness. Its key biological function is to protect lipids from oxidation and free radicals. Lipids are the building blocks of healthy, strong skin cells.
What does Wheat Germ Oil (Triticum aestivum) contribute?
A primary element in keeping skin healthy is making sure the structure of the epidermis (outer layer of skin) is intact. Wheat Germ Oil is a natural moisturizer and helps prevent individual skin cells from losing water. Wheat Germ oil hydrates the skin, creating the smooth, non-flaky appearance of healthy, intact skin. It is also a valuable source of Vitamin E and a natural antioxidant. Wheat Germ Oil is used to prevent and reduce scarring and speeds up healing of cuts and wounds.
how to clear pregnancy breakouts
What causes a woman’s skin to breakout during pregnancy?
During pregnancy, elevated hormone levels can bring a variety of skin changes, including blemishes and unbalanced skin. As hormone levels rise, the skin naturally produces more oil. In some pregnancies, the increased oil can cause that wonderful “pregnancy glow”. But for others, oily skin can mean an uneven complexion and pregnancy breakouts on the face and body.
How does the basq Rebalancing Cleanser work to treat skin?
Gentle micro bead exfoliators lift away surface dirt, impurities and dead skin cells. Oak Root extract, a mild astringent that causes no irritation, works to gently clarify the skin. A rich emollient blend that includes ylang ylang helps to balance, soothe and replenish skin. You’ll notice improved skin texture and brighter skin with every wash.
How does exfoliating help balance skin?
Once the dead and damaged skin cells are removed (exfoliated) the outer layer of skin feels softer, smoother, and reflects light more easily for a youthful glow. Exfoliation prevents breakouts and aids hydration by removing cells that can clog pores and allowing for the release of skin’s natural oils. In addition, regular exfoliation decreases pore size and minimizes many types of superficial scars.
What causes the “pregnancy glow”?
The pregnancy glow actually has a biological basis. The increased volume of blood causes the cheeks to take on a blush, because of the many blood vessels lie just below the skin’s surface. On top of this redness, the increased secretions of the oil glands give the skin a sheen. The flushed face on some pregnant women is similar to the one non-pregnant people experience when they are excited, cry, or do anything that increases their heart rate (which pregnancy does constantly.)
Why does skin look drab after birth?
Shifts in your hormones can have an effect on the hydration of skin as well as the overall glow. Often when skin looks dull, there is the need to better turn over cells to help rejuvenate skin and reveal more youthful skin. Natural skin exfoliation sometimes needs assistance. Oily skin often has difficulty sloughing off the dead skin cells, due to the sticky nature of oil. With dry skin, dead skin cells accumulate quickly, creating a dull appearance to the skin, and impeding moisture absorption. Gentle daily exfoliation will help skin turnover to improve condition.
concerns over fatigue & swelling
What causes swollen feet and legs during pregnancy?
During pregnancy the body produces approximately 50% more blood and body fluids to meet the needs of the developing fetus. This increase in fluid volume accounts for 25% of all weight gained during the course of pregnancy. The increased fluid volume translates into swelling, usually occurring in the feet, legs and ankles but also in the hands and face. Swelling starts to be noticeable in the fifth month and typically increases during the third trimester.
How can swelling in legs and ankles be reduced?
Doctors recommend elevating feet for a good 20 minutes daily to reduce swelling. Not only will raising the feet reduce fluid build up in those areas, it is a wonderful practice to give the body and mind a rest. Other ways swelling can be reduced or minimized are:
- Avoid standing for long periods
- Minimize outdoor time when it is hot
- Have your legs massaged
- Drink water which helps flush the body and reduce water retention
- Minimize sodium (salt) intake
Which ingredients help to soothe the skin?
Green tea, eucalyptus, cucumber, aloe vera – This unique blend helps relieve swelling and is appropriate for use during pregnancy. Peppermint is not used as it has been cautioned against for pregnancy.
concerns over trouble sleeping & relaxing
How does lavender help with sleep?
Lavender has been proven in clinical studies to promote longer, deeper more restful sleep. While there are 39 plant varieties, Lavandula officinalis is especially prized for its rich aroma and pure quality. Gathered in clusters, the buds are pressed to release a purifying, slightly antiseptic essential oil known for its curative benefits. It is one of the few oils that is proven in tests to improve length and depth of sleep from infants to adults.
What does Lavender Sleep Mist do?
This unique Lavender blend was created to help women relax and sleep. Lavender is a proven sedative that helps reduce tension, ease stress and relax the body and mind.