Use Of Cosmetics Or Skincare While Pregnant?
hello, I’m pregnant 16w4d. I currently use cosmetics that contain sodium acid, citric acid, benzyl alcohol, benzoid acid, dehydrioacetic acid, are these ingredients safe for pregnant women or not?
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Pregnant conditions, it makes a pregnant woman to be extra careful in using cosmetics or skincare that is used. Because the content in skincare or makeup can be absorbed and enter the bloodstream to the fetus so that it can endanger the condition of the fetus in the womb.
Some of the ingredients in skincare and cosmetics that need to be avoided by pregnant women:
Retinol or Retin-A. A derivative of vitamin A which is very effective for skin metabolism.
Oxybenzone and avobenzone are commonly found on suscreen.
Benzoyl peroxide and salicilic acid are very useful for treating acne prone skin
Phthalates or toluene commonly contained in nail polish
Formaldehyde as a preservative product
Ammonia contained in hair spray
So far the contents such as sodium acid, citric acid, benzyl alcohol, benzoic acid, and dehydroacetic acid have not been found to be significant research, which shows whether all these ingredients are safe for use by pregnant women. It's just that it is better if you use the product, it is better to consult first with a dermatologist so that its safety is clear and in accordance with the needs of the skin that you have now.
It's better if you are pregnant better to use natural methods for your skin care, some treatments that you can do at home are like:
cleaning the face using facial soap that is labeled noncomedogenic, does not contain perfume, and contains a balanced pH for the skin.
Consumption of enough water at least 2L per day so that skin moisture is maintained
consumption of nutritious foods, as well as lots of vegetables and fruit, because the vitami contained therein is very beneficial for the metabolism and growth of your skin.
avoid drinks that contain high caffeine
use natural masks to treat your face like milk, eggs, honey.
So that we can convey, hopefully useful. Thanks.