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How to choose facial cosmetics during pregnancy?

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How to choose facial cosmetics during pregnancy?

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Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life. Every mum-to-be wants the best for her baby, therefore young moms often resign from using accidental cosmetics and pay more attention to their composition. This is a very right and responsible action, which will certainly be good for the child. See which face cosmetics are safe during pregnancy.

What ingredients to avoid in cosmetics during pregnancy?

The products you put on your face are not without significance for your little one. Some cosmetic ingredients can harm a developing baby, so it’s a good idea to carefully analyze the composition of what will penetrate your skin. What to avoid

  • Vitamin A and its derivatives-for example, retinol-can disrupt your baby’s skin formation or cause later skin problems in your little one. In extreme cases, retinol use during pregnancy can also lead to craniofacial malformation and hydrocephalus. Most commonly used in rejuvenating face serums.
  • Salicylic acid, mandelic acid, glycolic acid – can get through the skin into the bloodstream and interfere with the development of the fetus. They also carry a risk of perinatal disorders and heart defects in the baby. Mostly used in anti-acne face creams and tonics.
  • Formaldehyde and toluene – may cause developmental and birth defects in the baby, most often in the area of the nervous system. Used in nail growth promoters and nail polishes.
  • Parabens – may disrupt the development of the satiation center in the child’s brain, making it feel hunger with increased force. Such disorders lead to childhood overweight and obesity. Used as preservatives in many cosmetics.

Natural cosmetics

The power of nature kept our grandmothers young. Before the mysterious sounding concoctions preserved and improved with harmful substances, skin was taken care of with the help of mother nature. Nowadays, many companies are returning to the creation of natural cosmetics. However, remember that “natural”, “nature” or “natural” in the name or eco-friendly design of packaging never give you a guarantee of good composition of cosmetics. Nothing but a personal analysis of the ingredients can give you the assurance that what you put on your face will not harm your developing baby.

A wonderful and multifunctional cosmetic that is 100 percent from nature are butters and face oils. They can be used in your daily care to remove makeup, massage, protect the skin and help moisturize it. Facial massage with rose or sweet almond oil is relaxing and anti-wrinkle treatment in one! Even regular olive oil or coconut oil will work well as a makeup remover. The oil can handle even the most waterproof mascara or eyeliner. Oils by themselves do not moisturize the skin, but they lock in moisture and create a barrier to protect against dryness. If you have very dry skin, pat some aloe vera gel into your skin or spray your face with rose hydrolate, then apply and massage a few drops of your chosen oil into your skin

DIY Cosmetics

A safe option is also to make cosmetics from products that we have at home, for example, in the refrigerator. Preparing cosmetics ourselves, we are sure of their composition, so we do not have to worry about their harmfulness. Get to know several recipes for homemade face masks.

Soothing and moisturizing mask

  • 2 tablespoons of thick natural yogurt,
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Combine the ingredients thoroughly and apply on your face for 10 to 15 minutes. After this time, wash it off with lukewarm water.

Smoothing mask

  • ⅓ cube of fresh yeast
  • 3 tablespoons of warm milk
  • ½ teaspoon of lemon juice

Combine the ingredients together and apply on your face. Keep the mask for about 15 to 20 minutes. After that time, wash it off with warm water, massaging your face at the same time.

Nourishing mask

  • ½ banana
  • ⅓ avocado
  • 1 egg
  • teaspoon of honey

Combine the ingredients into a smooth paste and apply to your face for 15 to 20 minutes. After this time, wash it off with lukewarm water

Skin care during pregnancy can be a challenge for many women. Cosmetic compositions seem to be confusing and difficult to understand. Natural cosmetics are not only a safe but also an effective choice for pregnant women.

Read also Treatments that make it easier to regain your postpartum figure

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