Jenna Johnson Gets Real About Losing Her Pregnancy Glow

Jenna Johnson received candid about lacking how her pores and skin seemed throughout her being pregnant with son Rome.

“I felt like after I was pregnant, my pores and skin was glowing and plump and lovely. I really feel like I didn’t get one pimple after I was pregnant,” the Dancing With the Stars professional, 30, solely instructed Us Weekly on Thursday, Could 16, whereas selling her partnership with Exuviance. “As quickly as I pushed out Rome within the hospital, I felt my pores and skin simply flop. It was boring. It was simply unhappy.”

Johnson, who welcomed son Rome with husband Val Chmerkovskiy in January 2023, went on to share that she was “pleased to be executed being pregnant,” however she missed feeling “assured” along with her pores and skin.

“I really like that there are these set merchandise that I can shortly do [with Exuviance] to really feel my finest and to get my pores and skin again to the place it must be,” she added.

Other than dropping her being pregnant glow, Johnson opened up about some difficult moments she has confronted since turning into a mother.

“It was the primary day we introduced him residence from the hospital and I had by no means felt a lot love, however I had additionally by no means felt a lot worry,” Johnson instructed Us. “I bear in mind I used to be rocking him to sleep for the primary time in his new nursery and I used to be singing him these nursery songs and I couldn’t cease crying and I didn’t know what it was. I simply know that I used to be so overwhelmed, like feelings of what your life is gonna be like. … I simply really feel like there’s a lot emotion concerned in motherhood.”

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Johnson stated one other “scary” second occurred the primary time that Rome received sick.

“He simply received croup just lately, and that was an expertise that terrified us,” she shared. “He’s absolutely recovered, however nothing prepares you for a sick youngster and what you’re gonna really feel in that second. It’s loopy.”

Regardless of coping with some parenting obstacles, Johnson has loved the “little day by day triumphs” that come together with being a mother for the primary time.

“Any little factor he does, like he’s strolling proper now, he’s attempting to stroll, he’s not absolutely strolling by himself, however even these little moments of like, ‘He virtually did it,’” she gushed. “It’s like I received a mirror ball. It’s essentially the most thrilling factor that’s ever occurred to me. … Simply each a part of it’s an emotional roller-coaster. However I like it.”

Regardless of the emotional ups and downs of being a dad or mum, Johnson famous that she and Chmerkovskiy, 38, who tied the knot in 2019, wish to maintain increasing their household at some point.

“I’m very content material with the place we’re at proper now, however clearly we positively need extra children,” she instructed Us, including that she doesn’t assume it will likely be “anytime quickly.”

Whereas Johnson remains to be adjusting to her new function as a mother and persevering with her life as a professional dancer, she has gained extra confidence in herself by including Exuviance to her skincare routine.

“Over time, I’ve had to determine how you can assist my pores and skin and to take precedence in these little moments that I do should discover a routine that works for me,” Johnson shared, noting that she must be “tremendous choosy” about what works along with her delicate pores and skin. “I really like their cream cleanser. I really feel prefer it doesn’t make my pores and skin oily but additionally isn’t too sturdy the place it strips, and I really feel tremendous dry afterwards.”

With reporting by Mandie DeCamp