As a mother of two, I can attest: Mothers handle a lot with little time for self-care.
A huge inspiration behind my platform was to inspire mothers to find time for self-care, even if it’s just a quick skincare routine. However, I can personally relate to the feeling of being pulled in several different directions, wanting to be there for everyone in your life, and having very little time for yourself, as someone who never even had the chance to find time to get professional facial finding skincare brands that give me the luxury of this experience at home are so important to me.
I don’t always have the luxury to go through a multi-step process (and really, who does?) before one of my littles inevitably wakes up. I try to keep my routine minimal. My skincare time is a small part of my overall self-care, and I truly savor it. I was introduced to Dermaclara, a skincare line with mothers in mind. What I found most interesting about Dermaclara is the focus on skin healing using silicone patches to help heal and reduce appearances in scars or stretch marks. Silicone patches work by creating a natural microclimate that pulls moisture from within the body up through all the surfaces of your skin. This allows the dermis to receive the moisture and collagen it needs to prevent it from tearing as our belly grows during pregnancy and shrinks post-pregnancy.
Moisturizers and serums that can penetrate the first layer of skin often contain unsafe ingredients for people trying to get pregnant, pregnant, or breastfeeding. Silicone patches work by naturally pulling moisture through all layers of your skin, making it 100% pregnancy safe.
After experiencing their silicone patches, loving the experience, and feeling it left my skin, I tried more of their products. Currently, I am using Claraprep, which is an everyday cleanser. It gently exfoliates, removing dirt and leaving you with a glow! It calms my skin’s irritation, and I love waking up seeing visibly hydrating results.
After I cleanse, I use their product called Clarasome, a morning and night moisturizer. I’ve struggled with dry skin for the last year, particularly on my face, which can be such a challenge to manage. Keeping hydrated during the day and having a good skincare routine, especially at night care, helps to keep the inflammation at bay. Their moisturizer is one of my favorite products for aiding my dry skin.
Lastly, I apply the collagen-boosting lip serum religiously every single day to keep my lips supple and moist all day long. It rebuilds the natural collagen protein structure in lips and leaves them plump and smooth.
Meet the founder of Dermaclara, Ashley King
Before starting Dermaclara, I had worked in the medical industry for over ten years, spending a majority of my time in the plastic surgery department learning everything from total reconstruction to the stages of skin healing. I assisted in surgeries during the day, and at night, I educated myself on everything skin; I wanted to understand every level of the skin healing process and how best to assist it.
The “Lightbulb” moment
I had a medical emergency to remove my appendix about five years ago. The surgery left me with a nasty scar, but my doctor gave me silicone patches to help heal and reduce its appearance, and they worked amazingly. Then about a year ago, my sister became pregnant, and she was worried about her stretch marks. That was when I had my light bulb moment! Stretch marks are scars! Silicone can be used not only to fade scars but can also be used to prevent and treat stretch marks safely.
That’s when Dermaclara was born.
Why Silicone Patches Work
Most of us have tried the typical method of treating our stretch marks by constantly applying belly oils and moisturizers. Unfortunately, we don’t see any visible reduction in our stretch marks, causing us to lose confidence that we will ever be able to get rid of them. But if we look at how belly oils and moisturizers affect our skin compared to silicone patches.
Many people don’t know this, but the molecular size of most oils and moisturizers is too large to penetrate the first layer of skin. The second layer of skin, the dermis, is where stretch marks occur, so it is important to keep the dermis hydrated so that the skin can stretch without tearing and causing a stretch mark. When we apply oils and moisturizers to our skin, we only prevent drying out. We are not actually treating damage that is already there. Silicone patches work by creating a natural microclimate that pulls moisture from within the body up through all the surfaces of your skin. This allows the dermis to receive the moisture and collagen it needs to prevent it from tearing as our belly grows during pregnancy and shrinks post-pregnancy.
The Safest Treatment
Moisturizers and serums that can penetrate the first layer of skin often contain unsafe ingredients for people trying to get pregnant or are breastfeeding. Silicone patches work by naturally pulling moisture through all layers of your skin, making it 100% pregnancy safe.
If you are like most of us and have tried belly oils and moisturizers with little to no visible results, then I urge you to try our clinically proven silicone patches. I recommend beginning each treatment by first cleaning your belly using a soft and gentle cream-to-foam cleanser similar to our Claraprep. After removing any oils and dry skin, you will want to allow your belly time to thoroughly dry before applying our patches. For the best and fastest results, I recommend sleeping in your patches, wearing them each night for an average of 8 hours. You can apply one to each side of your belly and even add an extra one in between them, right in the center of her belly. I suggest wearing a cami, waist trainer, or tight-fitting shirt to keep your patches in place. Then each morning, you will want to gently remove the patches, clean them with our Patch Prep, and let them air dry before applying them back onto the backing card. After doing this, I suggest finishing your routine by applying a hyaluronic moisturizer, similar to our Clarasome, to the treatment area to keep the top layer of your skin hydrated.