When you’re expecting a baby you want to make sure that he/she is safe while inside your womb. You need to be very careful with what you eat and drink, and avoid the unhealthy lifestyle that you have. These are not just the factors that may cause harm to your baby while inside your womb, the skincare products that you were using can cause harm to the baby because it is being absorbed by your skin.
We know that a lot of women still want to do their skincare despite being pregnant because pregnancy can cause lots of changes in your skin. Some women are lucky not to experience these changes but most pregnant woman tends to experience:
- Dry Skin
- Darkening Skin
This is due to the hormonal changes that your body is experiencing, other common things that you might experience during pregnancy are stretch marks, spider veins, hair growth, and even hair loss.
What products should you use?
Remember, the keyword while you are pregnant is ‘Gentle’-- Make sure the products that you will use do not have any harsh ingredients in them and also fragrance-free cleansers and moisturizers.
Here’s a list of Ingredients that you MUST avoid while being pregnant
Retinol: Avoid products containing Retinoids especially those that are being used for acne and anti-aging.
Salicylic Acid with High Dose: In a chemical peel or taken orally
Hydroquinone: A skin-lightening agent that can easily be absorbed by the skin (25%-35% according to experts) it is best to avoid using it while pregnant.
Phthalates & Formaldehyde: Which is not also encouraged even if you’re not pregnant.
According to experts, you may use products with Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C serum, and Salicylic Acid in low doses. However, to be sure of the safety of your and your child always consult your trusted dermatologist before applying any products on your skin during pregnancy.