Cosmetics Myth during Pregnancy

August 03, 2016 by Emma Clifton

It is a given fact that smoking and drinking alcohol is deeply prohibited when pregnant. However there are also other concerns that you have to know of when you’re pregnant. This includes using cosmetic items. You don’t have to completely get rid of these things while pregnant but you should be cautious however on what products to use. Generally, anything that is applied or placed on your skin will me absorbed by the body and there is a great chance that it will cross the placenta.

In order to avoid birth defects and congenital malformation, you have to know what enters your body while you're pregnant. Pregnancy glow is a given thing but you should also exercise caution while at it -

Hair dying and treatment while pregnant

There are a lot of questions regarding doing hair dyes and treatment while pregnant. Physicians suggest that it is best to avoid them although only the body will absorb a very small percentage of the chemicals. Avoid any form of hair treatments while you are still on your first trimester.

The issue of ammonia in hair treatments should also be addressed when pregnant. Ammonia can cause nausea and vomiting. Make sure you are in a well-ventilated room and rinse your hair immediately after treatment.

Lipstick myth

Lead is harmful to the body but it is added to the lipstick for the application to last long on your lips. The Food and Drug Administration does not find lead to be very risky unless ingested. There is a little possibility that it can cause birth defects or premature delivery. But if you cant stop yourself from putting a little bit of color on your lips, be sure to purchase lead-free lipsticks.

Ask experts advice during acne breakout

Acne can get ugly when you are pregnant. This is because of the fluctuating hormones in your body. Typically, the prescribed medications for acne are teratogenic and very dangerous in pregnancy. These are the Retin-A, tetracyclines and the Accutane. When visiting your dermatologist don’t miss out on the fact that you are pregnant so they will be cautious on what treatments and prescriptions to give you.