Any material placed on the skin has the potential to be absorbed into the bloodstream and may be able to cross the placenta. So women need to be cautious before choosing or rather using products from the media friendly market. In case you're unsure what's safe, take specific products to your doctor for analysis. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is recommending that pregnant women should be told about the various ways they might be exposed to chemicals, for example in household and cosmetic products, in order to cut the risk of harm to their unborn baby. Check out Top 10 beauty product safe for use during pregnancy.Botanics Organic Facial Oil: This facial oil is made with almond and rose base oils plus essential oils and a few other bits and pieces - it smells lovely, but the fragrance is 'parfum', which could be anything. Like the name says, it's still 100% organic and is made with extracts from Kew gardens. Main ingredient rosehip contains essential omega oils so is nourishing, improving suppleness. Boots say it's 'scientifically proven' to lock in moisture for up to eight hours, helping to restore your skin's natural glow, too. It can be used after cleansing on its own or underneath your moisturiser - both day and night. To apply: put a few drops into your palm, rub your hands together and apply to your face in light strokes. When you've got enough on, you can rub the rest into your hands.Botanics Hand and Body Soothing Hand Cream: Relieves dry skin. It is formulated with Iceland moss to instantly soothe dry, chapped skin. Its rich, non-greasy formula includes shea butter, almond oil and provitamin B5, leaving your hands noticeably softer and smoother.No7 Beautiful Skin Rapid Spot Rescue: comes with Liquorice Root and helps Soothe the Skin. This non-drying formula starts working immediately to visibly reduce blemish size and redness in just 2 hrs. Can Be Used Over Make-Up. No7 Beautiful Skin T-Zone Rescue Balm: Banish excess shine and oiliness with this fabulous new balm. Zinc and Witch Hazel act together to help control oil production and calm any redness in the skin. Note: Shiny skin will be a thing of the past! For Best Results: Apply a thin layer to nose and forehead before moisturizing.Essence, Colour & Go Nail Polish: A coat of nail polish can brighten your mood, so opt for phthalate-free nail polish. Or polish your nails in a well-ventilated area to limit your exposure. Once the polish dries, there's little risk to your baby, since chemicals aren't absorbed through the nails.Colgate 3 in 1 Whitening toothpaste: Increasing use of teeth whiteners calls for attention during pregnancy. As there's so much about how these substances affect babies during pregnancy. It's wise to avoid teeth whitening products.Use a whitening toothpaste and avoid teeth whitening products.(webmd)Elemis Japanese Camellia Body Oil: It is easily absorbed and rich in plant collagen to keep the skin moisturised and supple. It is perfect for pregnancy massage and helps prevent stretch marks and reduce the formation of scar tissue. With the average woman gaining around 12.5kg (27.6lb) during pregnancy, you need to aim to increase the elasticity of your skin from your bust to your thighs.Melvita Firming Body Milk for Mum: It uses shea butter, evening primrose, hemp and avocado oils, linseed extract, chestnut and plant amino acids. This luxurious emulsion hydrates and restores skin's elasticity after pregnancy.
Dr.Hauschka Sunscreen Spray SPF 15: The readily absorbed spray-on lotion contains rose-hip seed and olive and sesame oils which gently envelops the skin. Moisture-retaining extracts of ice plant, quince seed and avocado oil are wonderfully soothing. Use sunscreen that contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide instead. These ingredients filter out UV rays by sitting on top of the skin -- meaning they're not absorbedLucky Legs from Mama Mio is a mini spa treatment that glides on to instantly cool and ease weary limbs. Heavy tired legs are a common side-effect of pregnancy, Don't
- Don't include anything that's on the questionable list for pregnant women - parabens, petrochemicals, xenoestrogens, phthalates SLS, and synthetic colours Avoid using hair dyes during pregnancy. Pregnant women who want to color their hair should do so after the first trimester and in a well-ventilated space. The main concern with hair dyes is breathing the ammonia fumes that could be harmful to the developing baby in the first three months of pregnancy. The fumes in hair straightening products are also an issue. Vegetable dyes such as henna are the safest choice during pregnancy. Avoid administration of Botox Cosmetic during pregnancy, as there are no adequate, well-controlled studies of Botox Cosmetic in pregnant women. Avoid using prescription acne medicines, such as Accutane (isotretinoin), Retin-A (tretinoin), and tetracyclines are dangerous during pregnancy and can cause birth defects. Skip the nail salon when you are pregnant. Avoid sunscreen that contain retinyl palmitate, an ingredient that could possibly increase the risk of birth defects.
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