Pregnancy is one of the most life changing event, and along with the major changes that go through the around and inside you, you have to adapt to it. Soon to be mothers have a lot on their hands, along with the hormonal changes that go through their body. Such changes affect every part of the women’s body including the skin. Skincare is something that is difficult to take care of especially during pregnancy, as you can’t follow your regular regime of skincare. To ensure safe skincare during pregnancy, you have to avoid certain products and use special products that are especially made for skincare for pregnancy. Now some products that are obviously harmful are easier to avoid, however there are many normal skincare products that needed to be avoided during pregnancy. Here are few tips on what to use and what to avoid while taking care of your skin during this crucial time.
- Natural Skincare
One of the most preferred methods of skincare by most soon to be mothers is the natural skincare with organic materials. Most of the women consume organic fresh fruits to soak up much needed Vitamin C to detoxify. Most doctors recommend turkey and fish to meet the body’s protein required for proper skin care. Of course, there are also products that are rich in cucumber and chamomile to sooth any red itchy skin that makes feet sore.
Mommies to be are advised time and again by skin care experts that they should favor a pregnancy cream that is rich in soy. White soy lotions are generally okay, but a word of caution – the estrogenic effects of soy can badly affect someone with dark skin or melisma. However, ‘active soy’ in which such components are removed is okay to use.
- Sunscreens and Make up
The best skin care products are rich with rich with antioxidants and fast-acting collagen-building components. These are best to moisturize your skin and avoid stretch marks. No there are many things that panic you when you get pregnant, as you question everything to consider if it’s safe for the little one. Holding on to that thought you may rest easy as far sunscreen is considered safe to use.
With makeup, you have to be more careful. Absolutely avoid makeup that contains retinol or salicylic acid that made for acne prone skin. Acne medicines that are ingested orally should be avoided during pregnancy. There are many make up products that are “non-comedogenic” or “non-acnegenic”, so therefore they don’t clog the pores of your skin. Hence, such products are okay to use.
- Hair removal creams
There are many lotions that chemically remove hairs and the good news is that they are completely safe to use. As they don’t contain any solution that reaches into your bloodstream, they can’t harm your baby. However, of in the past you had an allergic reaction to such creams, and then it is best that you avoid it. If you are unsure, use the cream on a patch of your skin before lathering up your and see if you are allergic.