Pregnancy - Safe Skin Care

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Healthy Baby, Glowing Beauty

As the mother awaits the arrival of her bundle of joy, she’s also preparing for the many changes in her skin. She wishes to stay healthy yet project that glowing beauty while keeping the baby healthy and safe as well.

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Beauty Ingredients To Avoid During Pregnancy

Aluminum chloride hexahydrate and aluminum chlorohydrate – found in antiperspirant

Benzoyl peroxide – powerful and efficacious for acne but with potential risks to the fetus

Beta hydroxyl acids – salicyclic acid, 3-hydroxypropionic acid, trethocanic acid and tropic acid typically found in exfoliating products

Botulinum toxin – Botox, Dysport or Xeomin botulinum toxin works by paralyzing the muscles around wrinkles

BPA – used in plastics and can infiltrate into whatever is being contained by it; disrupts the endocrine system and have been linked to developmental issues and behavioral problems

Chemical sunscreens – avobenzone, homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene, oxybenzone, oxtinoxate, menthyl anthranilate and oxtocrylene

Diazolidinyl urea – ingredient found in mascaras releases formaldehyde

Diethanolamine (DEA) – oleamide DEA, lauramide DEA and cocamide DEA found in hair and body products

Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) – found in tanning products and harmful if inhaled

Formaldehyde – quaternium-15, dimethyl-dimethyl (DMDM), hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, and 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (bromopol) found in hair straightening treatments, nail polish, eyelash glue, soaps and shampoo

Fragrance – parfum, perfume, linalool, limonene, eugenol, citroneliol, geraniol or cinnamal; fragrances are usually made up of other harmful chemicals like parabens, benzene derivatives, aldehydes and are linked to cancer and nervous system concerns

Hydroquinone – idrochinone and quinol/1-4 dihydroxy benzene/1-4 hydroxy benzene found in skin-lightening agents, brightening serums and creams

Parabens – propyl, butyl, isopropyl, isobutyl and methyl parabens found in foundations and styling gels; these chemicals affect the reproductive system and have been linked to breast cancer

Phthalates – diethyl and dibutyl phthalates found in products with synthetic fragrances and nail polishes; these chemicals have been linked to liver, kidney, lung and reproductive issues

Retinol – Vitamin A, retinoic acid, retinyl palmitate, retinaldehyde, adapalene, tretinoin, tazarotene and isotetretinoin found in acne and anti-aging medications; showed increased risk of birth defects

Sodium lauryl sulfate – foaming agent in soaps and shampoos; prolonged exposure can cause kidney, liver and nervous tissue concerns

Thioglycolic acid – acetyl mercaptan, mercaptoacetate, mercaptoacetic acid and thiovanic acid used in hair-removal creams and hair coloring products

Toluene – methylbenzene, toluol and antisal; found in nail polishes