BEAUTY AND THE MOMMY: SAFE SKIN CARE DURING PREGNANCY *PART B*

Hello beauties!

It’s time to continue to check our cosmetics for all those ”bad” ingredients that could be dangerous during pregnancy. Again, I am not a doctor but I only transfer ssome informations that I have searcged and found. The article is just informative, so ask your doctor before you use (or not) these products.

Hair Removers and Minimizers *Safe to Use*
Lotions that would remove hair or minimizers that would reduce hair between shaves sound like a dream…especially in these months that you can hardly reach your legs! Good new, ladies! These products are considered risk-free.

The only risk from using these kind of products is to have an allergic reaction. If you had an allergic reaction in the past, you should avoid these products during your pregnancy. But even if you had no problem before, you’d better do a patch test and wait for 24hours. The reason is simple: many women become really sensitive during pregnancy and they could have reactions to things that they normally used.

According to the American Pregnancy Association ”the main concerns with depilatories during pregnancy are the active ingredients barium sulfide powder and calcium thioglycolate. There is no evidence that they are harmful during pregnancy, but there have been no studies that prove they are safe either”.

Make Up *Avoid Certain Ingredients*
Women that are make up junkies, do not want to regret their makeup routine during pregnancy. I heard a lot about this. Some say that make up is harmful during pregnancy, others insist that’s safe.

There are makeup products marked as ”noncomedogenic” or ”non acnegenic”, which means that they are oil-free and don’t close the pores. These products are safe for your and your babies health.

But you should avoid cosmetics that contain retinol or salicylic acid.

If you want to be sure and careful during pregnancy, I would suggest you the mineral makeup lines. These products use ingredients that sit on top of your skin and don’t cause irritations.

How do I recognize makeup ingredients to avoid?
Differin (adapelene)
Retin-A, Renova (tretinoin)
Retinoic acid
Retinol
Retinyl linoleate
Retinyl palmitate
Tazorac and avage (Tazarotene)
Tretinoin

Now it’s time to take a look at your cosmetics’ ingredients lists. Be sure of what you use and have a safe pregnancy, not only for you but especially for your little treasure.

If you have any questions or any other products your would like to know if it’s safe to use, leave me a comment asking me to write about. And of course, ask your doctor before using anything!

Have a great time everyone! Enjoy your pregnancy!
Kisses to all mammas-to-be!

Korina

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2 thoughts on “BEAUTY AND THE MOMMY: SAFE SKIN CARE DURING PREGNANCY *PART B*

  1. And think that many women have pimples and acne during pregnancy cause of the hormones that keep changing. Homemade recipes are the best for the situation. My doctor didn't recocmend any product but just to clean my face with chamomile. It really helped me…and I didn't expected that!

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