Pregnancy must haves

Pregnancy must haves

So, since I found out I am pregnant, I stopped using a lot of products, and also started using products I never used before.

I think it’s crucial to use clean, organic products while being pregnant, and to avoid any chemicals. In today’s world, it’s hard to avoid these type of things, so my only suggestion is- if you can’t ingest it… you should not be using it as a beauty product.

WHAT I DITCHED AS SOON AS I FOUND OUT I AM PREGNANT:

  • Nail products

Most nail products contain the deadly triple combination of formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, and toluene.

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  • Spray on tan

Using spray tan increases your risk of inhaling the particles from the spray.
The same can cause DNA damage and pose various other health risks to your fetus.

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  • Hair treatment

The fumes that you encounter in a hair salon or while using hair care products at home (including hair color) can have a negative impact on your fetus on inhalation.

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  • Sun screen

Sun screen containing Oxybenzone and Avobenzone are two chemicals which the skin absorbs, which can affect your fetus.

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  • Chemical hair removal

Most chemical hair removal products contain thioglycolic acid as the main ingredient. While studies do not show that it is an unsafe chemical, no study claims it is safe when you are pregnant. Follow the golden rule that unless it is safe to use, ditch it for now.

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  • Heavy perfumes

Phthalates are one of the most frequently used chemicals in most perfumes.
It can cause reproductive toxicity, affecting the proper growth and development of the fetus.

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  • Acne Medication

You are likely to break out in acne during pregnancy, but acne medication is a strict no, even if prescribed. Accutane, retin-A, and tetracycline are three most common offenders found in acne medication.
Usage can result in various birth defects and complications.

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WHAT I STARTED USING AS SOON AS I FOUND OUT I’M PREGNANT:

  • Lucas Paw Paw Ointment for dry skin / lips / insect bites

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  • Sulphate and Paraben free shampoo

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  • Bio Oil for stretch marks and skin moisturiser

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  • Eucerin face cream

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  • Apple cider vinegar for skin toner

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  • Tea tree oil for pimples

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  • Body shop cocoa butter body scrub

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  • Body shop Shea body butter

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  • Coconut oil as Hair treatment

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