Every pregnancy journey has its highs and lows. One of the most definite highs are - the pregnancy glow, and the maternity clothes, accounting for better-than-ever hair, skin, nails and maternity style.
As moms and moms-to-be, we’re sure you’re being super careful about your diet, your environment and the products you’re using. So when it comes to your skincare and makeup regimen, here are a few pointers that can help you choose correctly.
First off - is pregnancy skincare & makeup really a thing? Yes, absolutely! To work effectively, every product has a mix of chemicals and organics - but they might have side-effects that you’d like to avoid during pregnancy. Even when it comes to organic brands, it has to have the right concoction of ingredients for it to be completely safe and healthy.
Choose products that are kind on your skin and soul
And this is a good step even when you’re not pregnant - is to read & understand the ingredients. The first 3 names would be the ones most active - and do your research to know that anything that can be tagged as an endocrine disrupter must be avoided at all costs as it can directly affect hormone levels.
The main difference between skincare and makeup is the fact that a product needs to be completely absorbed into the skin for it to work whereas for makeup, it’s an external application. But, it’s important to understand what goes into either product just the same so as to be safe! As you know, every product has a mix of naturals and synthetics.
Be aware of ingredients when shopping for skin and makeup products
When it comes to synthetics, certain names jump forward - such as Parabens, Phthalates, BPA, Formaldehyde, Fragrance, for starters. Today, with so much knowledge floating about the internet, we’re sure you’ve come across these as a big no-no during pregnancy. But why should they be avoided? There have been quite a few side effects that have been recorded in the usage of these ingredients. Of course, this just about scratches the surface, and it’s best to consult your gynaecologist & dermatologist for suggestions and information before you choose a product.
Thankfully, there are skincare and makeup brands that are cognizant of the problems of common cosmetics. Go for brands that pride themselves on their natural ingredients and the fact that they’ve been crafted especially for pregnant women, just like you would choose your pregnancy clothes. Organic and natural brands are often a great place to start as well but it’s best to check with your doctors before you explore that option.
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We’d love to hear your thoughts & suggestions on pregnancy-friendly makeup and skincare or even maternity fashion - do comment and let us know the tips and tricks to maintaining that pregnancy glow!