The developments and transformations that occur in your body during pregnancy call for some amendments in your skincare routine and also ask you to be very diligent while picking many skincare products since besides yourself, now you’ve to consider the requirements of the one developing inside you.
In fact, many skincare products contain several ingredients that are safe-to-use in normal days, but they turn harmful for you during pregnancy so you should avoid them until baby’s birth. Here is a brief info about what skincare ingredients you should avoid for now and why.
Retinoids, an ingredient that’s usually found in many anti-ageing moisturizers, is a big pregnancy no-no. You are not supposed to be concerned about firming skin or increasing production with this Vitamin A, during your pregnancy period. It has been shown by the studies that high dosages of vitamin A can be very dangerous for your unborn. While oral retinoids is known to bring about several birth defects, the severity of damage down to topical retinoids is unknown. So, for the safety of your unborn, it is advised to stay away from those Retinoids until delivery.
This acne fighting ingredient is often found in cleansers and toners. While it is safe to use in normal days, but Salicylic Acid may prove harmful for your and your unborn baby’s health. Besides birth defects, high amounts of Salicylic Acid may many other pregnancy complications too. So, to be on the safe end, don’t use Salicylic Acid containing acne-fighting products before you deliver your baby.
Parabens & Phthalates
Parabens are Phthalates are extremely harmful ingredients often found in several skincare products. Not only Parabens, a common additive, sets off many health issues in women but they also affects the reproductive system of baby boys adversely. Pass it one to be safe, especially during pregnancy.
Phthalates are usually found in nail varnishes and other fragrance-containing skincare products. The preservative is also known to pose risk for the developing genitals of a baby-boy.