The Do and Don’t of Beauty During Pregnancy

The pregnancy came and came doubts. If you want to know what beauty routines must leave parked over the coming months and what new habits you can brand new to take care of you… read on!

It has the time to undergo analysis of all your actions. It may seem difficult but not you stresses, it is simply add an extra prudence to all your rituals of beauty that will take you to incorporate new techniques that you’ll still undoubtedly carried out once finished the pregnancy because you’ll love them as described in collegesanduniversitiesinusa!

Your body changes during pregnancy

The first rule that you should keep in mind is that it your body is much more susceptible to adverse reactions against the chemicals from your usual cosmetics during pregnancy, that although an ingredient by itself cannot damage the baby that is on the way that can produce you allergies, irritation or discomfort with the corresponding risk for both involved.

In many cases you will have to stop using certain products for simple caution, as it is the case of acetone that life we used to clean the remnants of the nail polish. Although there are no studies that show a clear conclusion about the side effects that may result from their use, it is best to use nail polish remover without acetone formulated during pregnancy. If you want to be even more cautious, you can limit your nail care during these months simply to keep them short, trimmed and well hydrated.

Another component that has raised much controversy in recent years are parabens. These act as a preservative to prolong the useful life of creams, gels and shampoos. Parabens can alter the hormonal balance of the body so it is recommended to discontinue its use during pregnancy or at least make sure that they appear at the bottom of the INCI of our cosmetics, since this guarantees very low concentrations of these components and a zero risk.

However you have to be more radical with the use of cosmetics that have any concentration of caffeine in their composition, something very common in anti-cellulite gels or creams for eye contour. Topical caffeine helps decongesting tissues but in turn is absorbed by the bloodstream and just coming into contact with the baby, so if the oral consumption of caffeine during pregnancy is something forbidden, topical level we must follow the same rule.

Do facial care you need?

Following facial routines, it is important that during these months you avoid the use of moisturizers, anti-aging retinoid based. Although the percentage of absorption through the skin is minimal there is still a risk of serious fetal malformations to heart, neurological level, etc… And we are not going to take that risk.
What you must do during pregnancy is to replace such products with creams or oils that simply help to keep hydrated your skin: almonds and argan oil and shea butter will be your great allies if you apply them on slightly damp skin.
As you know, a cream or moisturizing butter itself won’t provide your skin with an extra dose of water, but yes it will create a protective film which will make the water containing your skin naturally will not evaporate. Therefore it is very important that both facial moisturizing routine as body starts from the inside, and so it is vital that you drink a lot of water or juice daily.

Vegetable oils, essential oils with many precautions

And although vegetable oils are safe during pregnancy, you need to have caution with essential oils, especially in the first trimester of pregnancy. They are not strictly contraindicated but it should have a series of knowledge and precautions before use. By its high concentration, already in normal (non-pregnant), its use is usually limited to a few drops mixed with an oil base, for this reason during your pregnancy and subsequent breastfeeding should restrict the use of this type of oils and try to think of them as natural aromatic drugs that should only be used when strictly necessary and under medical supervision.
However some of them may be you very useful especially when you have to avoid certain medications. An example of essential oils than used properly will not cause you problems from day one of your pregnancy are bergamot, cardamom, lemon, Juniper, lavender, orange blossom, rose, thyme tujanol, lemon verbena.
From the fourth month of pregnancy can incopororar the use of oils of tree tea, basil, Chamomile, eucalyptus, ginger, laurel, lavender, Mandarin, neroli or ylang-ylang, provided you use them correctly, without overdo in quantities, avoiding the abdominal area in topical applications, limiting you to the preferred time and under the supervision of a specialist.
These last are essential oils that you should never use throughout your pregnancy for their neurotoxic properties: Salvia officinalis, camphor, oregano.

How to prevent melasma during pregnancy?

And what about sunbathing during pregnancy? Ultraviolet rays are not going to harm your baby through your belly, but it will wreak havoc on your skin at a time of your life in which you’re more likely than ever to suffer unwanted pigmentation. Melasma is a hyperpigmentation on the face that affects 60% of pregnant women, so it is imperative that during this stage you have a precaution extra and do not leave home without applying to a cream with SPF 50 and get you used to form reapply regularly throughout the day. During the season of beach or pool it is recommended that in addition to the use of Sun protection you protect with hats, umbrellas, etc…

Interrupts any laser treatments

Another point that you should keep in mind is that during your pregnancy, you must suspend any laser treatment that you’re doing, whether fotodepilación, treatments, bleaching, anti-varices, etc…
Although the theory tells us that they do not have to be harmful, practice has not been proven harmless. You can return to them later and meanwhile you can use alternative methods that Act on a more superficial level and that will certainly be much more pleasurable: Scrubs manuals, anti-stress massages, etc…

It reduces the colouring of hair to the essential or various your methods

And the hair? If before you get pregnant you inquiring to using hair dyes and now do not want to do without to do so, you can take some alternative healthier than conventional chemical dye. If you simply want to give highlights to the hair that can provide you light use color masks which, by its composition, are safe, fast, aggressive odor-free and without harmful components that can penetrate deep layers of the hair like ammonia or peroxide.
If you need a type of coloration that can cover your grey hair you can make use of ammonia-free permanent dyes that are less aggressive than conventional dyes.
Finally, if you prefer something more natural, you can use vegetable colors, such as henna, the cassia, rhubarb, or indigo, which will cover your rods without using any chemical component. In any of these latter cases remember to always carry out a test 48 hours prior to the full implementation, this applied product on a lock of your hair to make sure that no show no allergy to these components. Although natural components are not harmful in themselves you could be allergic, as happens with some foods and even in case of not being it could never start to be now because of your pregnancy. Remember, now more than ever should take extra precautions.

Following these basic rules the rest is cake. You’re ready to put on your clothes maternity and enjoy this stage so wonderful that you have ahead.