Skin Care for Pregnant Women

Would be moms are often advised to stay away from skin care products during pregnancy. After all, it’s not just what you eat that can affect the baby, but also what you put on your body. But before you go overboard and start neglecting your skin, here are some facts on to help you choose your skin care products more wisely.

The truth is that there are safe skin care products during pregnancy. In general, sunscreen and hair removers and minimizers are safe to use. So no need to increase your risk for skin cancer by laying off the sunscreen.

Makeup is also considered safe, but you should avoid using those that contain salicylic acid and retinoids. A huge relief if you don’t want to spend extra on new makeup, after all you’ll want to start saving for home renovations to make your house baby-friendly.

And while you’re at it, pregnant or not, you might also want to stay away from skin care products that contain the worst 7 ingredients on our list.

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