Who says that being pregnant means you can’t focus on staying glamorous? A major concern is that many everyday beauty products may contain ingredients that aren’t safe for your unborn child. Be aware of the products you are using in your normal regimen, and be more cautious when using these particular products. It’s always best to check with your doctor if you are not sure.
Let’s face it, when you are pregnant your hormones are are on the fritz, and therefore your skin may have a mind of its own. Be mindful of how you are treating this as some acne medication contains dangerous ingredients that could cause birth defects.
There is much skepticism about whether or not hair dye is safe to use while pregnant. Some doctors say stay away, while others say small amounts are okay. The fact is, hair treatment chemicals are absorbed into the skin, and most of them are toxic having ingredients like ammonia. Your best bet is to just steer clear.
In 2007, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found that 61% of brand-name lipsticks contained lead. The FDA doesn’t necessarily consider this a health risk due to the need to ingest large amounts of it in order for it to become harmful. For the sake of being safe, try opting for a lead free lipstick option like BareMinerals.
Before you go grabbing for your face creams make sure you check the ingredient label. Retinol is a dangerous ingredient to expose to your growing and developing baby. Research says that retinol may be related to miscarriage and impaired growth.
If you are a lover of cosmetic perfection, you may need to take heed when making your next botox appointment. Researchers feel that these injections can be harmful while pregnant, and no well-controlled adequate studies have been completed giving the okay to these treatments. It’s probably best to just hold off until your bundle of joy is here.
Nail products continue to include many ingredients that are inadequately tested or which have raised concerns about reproductive toxicity. In fact working in a nail salon made Time magazine’s list of the worst jobs in America. Anecdotes about health problems experienced by workers include stillbirths, birth defects, and developmental issues. So not only should you be mindful of the nail products you are using (acrylic, no-chip, etc.), but it may be best to just stay away from the salons all together, as you will exposed to a whole host of toxins by just sitting inside of one.
Most depilatories contain thioglycolic acid. This chemical reacts with the disulfide bonds in hair. Because this ingredient is aggressive enough to react chemically, and no studies have been done to detect potential reproductive toxic effects, it’s a good option to stay away. Try the old fashion razor.
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