Pregnancy is all about 9-10 months of whatever it takes to keep that baby safe! 🤰🏼👶🏼
In doing so there are many foods and substances that must be avoided (🍷😢)
This also goes for skincare!
The comprehensive list below is from a great article @mothernaturenetwork
10 skin care ingredients to avoid during pregnancy:
Found in Retin-A and Accutane, retinoids are prescription acne and anti-aging medications.
May be listed on ingredient labels as retinoic acid, retinyl palmitate, retinaldehyde, adapalene, tretinoin, tazarotene and isotretinoin.
Medications include doxycycline and minocycline.
Tetracyclines are antibiotics which can be used to treat acne and should be avoided during pregnancy. If you need an antibiotic during pregnancy, your healthcare provider will likely prescribe a safer alternative such as amoxicillin or erythromycin.
A skin-lightening agent used to treat conditions such as chloasma and melasma.
Chemicals added to plastics to make them more flexible and to increase the strength and effectiveness of other chemicals in a formula, such as perfume or nail polish.
•Listed on product labels as formaldehyde, quaternium-15, dimethyl-dimethyl (DMDM), hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, and 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (bromopol)
•Steer clear of any nail polish with methylbenzene, toluol or antisal 1a on its ingredient label.
•Found in many hair dye formulas
While the verdict is still out on whether or not hair dye is safe to use during pregnancy, it's important to note that many formulas contain chemicals like ammonia, which can irritate the skin and lungs.
•Ingredient found in many spray self-tanners
•Also listed on product labels as DHA
9. Thioglycolic acid
•Used in hair removal creams
•May be listed on label as labeled acetyl mercaptan, mercaptoacetate, mercaptoacetic acid and thiovanic acid.
10. Botulinim toxin
There are no studies testing the effect of Botox on a developing baby. Therefore, there is no way to measure the risk... not worth it🤷🏼