Skin care and make-up during pregnancy

Can I wear a ? Every mum-to-be is trying to protect her baby from the very beginning – its foetal life. Pregnancy is an amazing time where on the one hand, women glow and on the other hand, the hormone imbalance can lead to many skin issues.make-up-during-pregnancy

You can wear a make up and take care of your skin but there a few rules you have to follow.

Use only hyphoalergic and Parabens- free beauty product. Your skin is the biggest organ that absorbs everything that you put on it. It is especially important to remember during pregnancy. Creams, foundations, premiers ingredients go through the skin barrier to your liver and to your baby. What is important to know, is that the make-up products may contain harmful chemicals such as phthalates. They can be found in lipsticks, foundations or face creams giving them a long-lasting effect and a smooth, soft texture. Read product labels before buying them or if the full list of ingredients is not on the package, check it online so you are sure that the product is safe for you and your baby.

Many woman put on weight during the last weeks of pregnancy which may be visible on their face. Thanks to the bronzer, we can hide chubby cheeks and make the face look thinner. Use only parabens-free bronzers, blushers and setting powders to shape your face.

Apply a SPF cram whenever possible to protect our skin.

Check if your regular mascara does not contain toxic compounds of mercury such as diazolidinyl urea, phenylmercuric salts, acetate or nitrate. If it does, swap it with a different one.

Your skin is very sensitive and receptive during those precious 40 weeks. Do not use any products that can irritate it, such as a fine body scrub. Additionally, avoid anti-wrinkle creams as they may contain harsh, chemical ingredients.
Do not dye your hair during the first trimester. The hair dye may have a contact with your scalp and may be absorbed by the skin in small amount that are still harmful to the fetus.
The most important rule is to use your common sense and do not throw out all your beauty products.