Pregnancy is a sensational time for every women, but it also comes with many health-related challenges for both the baby and the mom-to-be. Worries include everything from what to eat and what not to eat, what medicines you can take or not, and what to do or not to do about the changes the body is going through. Pregnant women also wonder about which skin-care products or hair care products are safe and good to use and which ones are not safe that’s what makes the pregnant women more concern while choosing the products for daily use.
Because there is nothing like pregnancy to make you suddenly start trying to translate labels on the beauty products. But when you are beyond tired and your skin is changing out daily in a crazy and new ways, figuring out what’s safe and effective can be irresistible. Here’s a simple place to start. Below are the some skin care products which are my favourites and safe to use during pregnancy and any-time. Not only they give lovely results but they are free from any unreliable ingredients that might keep you up at night. As some ingredients, both from prescription drugs and from some skin-care products are immersed into the body when applied on skin, you need to know what’s safe to use during pregnancy and what to avoid.
Although it is always very important to check with your own physician, as a general rule, most skin care products such as cleansers, toners, moisturisers, eye creams, night cream, scrubs, some make up products and lip balms that do not contain over the counter ingredients measured by the FDA are fine for use during the pregnancy.
Note: The very first and important step to do before using any skin care product during pregnancy is to do a patch test.
Patch test first: Since the body will go through quick and passionate changes in these nine months, allergies and sensitivities might arise that didn’t happen previously. So, the general rule for using beauty products is to do a patch test first. There are many options out there in the market that are safe and natural.
Best and Safe Skincare Products During Pregnancy:
As using natural products and natural remedies are the best and safest ways all the time but as we are so found of skin care products one we get in cosmetic store we like to add them in our skin care routine. Let check out which are the best and safe skin care products during pregnancy.
1. Bio Oil:
When we think or talk about pregnancy the very first thing comes to our mind is stretch marks. Stretch marks may start in any stage of pregnancy especially during those last 3 months when the skin goes through many changes and they may come in any area of your body like on tummy, inner arms, thighs, bust area, hips are the most common body parts where the marks can be seen.
Bio Oil is the one of the best and safe skin care product that works really well for stretch marks and you can apply it on any areas of your body part to get rid of stretch marks. As it is formulated with all-natural ingredients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Calendula Oil, Lavender Oil, Rosemary Oil and Chamomile Oil. Bio oil is perfect for pregnant women and individuals with sensitive skin. As it is specially designed for pregnant women and the person with sensitive skin type.
Apply liberally after shower over the areas where you’re likely to increase and banish any kind of skin stretching or blemishes or any kind of dryness and marks during those nine months. I recommend to use Bio oil from 3 month during pregnancy and even after the delivery for few months to avoid any kind of pregnancy marks completely.
VLCC is also one of my favourite skin care brand as I have used many products of this brand I feel this is also one of the best and safest brand to use during pregnancy. VLCC night cream works good during pregnancy as well, as I always suggest that not to use any kind of creams or oils for skin in night time until it is very much essential to use. But if you need use any night creams for reason like ageing, dry skin or any other reason than you can try VLCC Skin Tightening Wheat Night Cream. But keep in mind do a patch test before using any kind of cream or oils on your skin as sometime it may not suit the skin type.
Key Ingredients: Extracts of Wheatgerm (Triticum Vulgare) 6% & Galanga (Alpina Galanga) 4%, Sunflower Oil (Helianthus Annuus) 3%, Carrot Seed Oil (Daucus Carota) 2%, Almond Oil (Prunus Amygdalus) 1.5%
This natural rich anti-wrinkle, nourishing cream checks pre-mature ageing of skin. Regular use helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and preserve the elasticity of skin. It makes the skin appear fresh, clear and more youthful. How to use: after cleansing the face, apply this cream generously all over the face and neck.
Dove is well known for its mild skin care products as the ingredients used in the products are suitable for most of the skin types and works really well on effectively. During pregnancy or if you have a very sensitive skin it is always recommended to use mild shower gels or body wash instead of soaps. Ex-foliating skin is more important so you will never be over stressed. And during pregnancy the need for regular skin ex-foliation becomes the more essential part of skin care to avoid problems like stretch marks, dimpling, drying, marked skin and blemishes. The best way to ensure regular ex-foliation of the upper layer of your skin is by using a daily ex-foliating body wash in shower.
Dove Gentle Ex-foliating Body Wash is designed with mild cleansers and Nutrium Moisture to provide skin natural nourishment. With ex-foliating beads, our gentle formula has a rich lather and soothes dull, dry skin.
Ingredients: Water, sodium laureth sulfate, glycerin, cocamidopropyl betaine, silica, cocamide MEA, acrylates copolymer, fragrance, styrene/acrylates copolymer, isopropyl palmitate, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sodium chloride, DMDM hydantoin, propylene glycol, tetra-sodium EDTA, Cl 74160. How To Use: Squeeze body wash onto a wet pouf or wash cloth and work into rich, creamy lather. Keep in mind always exfoliate very gently on your skin.
4. Lotus Herbals Daily Multi-Functional Sun Block (SPF 70):
Always use sun screen in your daily skin care, whether you had been hard-working about sun protection before pregnancy or not but once you are pregnant, sun protection becomes a must. As Lotus Herbals Daily Multi-Functional Sun is one of the safest and best sun screen lotion during and post pregnancy. So before stepping out in sun apply sun screen at least 5-10 min before as that the lotion gets absorbed into skin neatly and protect your skin from sun damaging.
Lotus Herbals Daily Multi-Functional Sun Block helps to Prevents pigmentation, has anti-ageing properties, helps prevent cancer, protects from freckles, skin lightening prevents brown spots, revolutionary, preservative free and light formulation, anti-wrinkle. How to Use: Use daily for multiple benefits, Re-apply frequently for Sun sensitive skins, apply every 3 hrs to all exposed parts of body.
Yes you read it right baby oil is the best product to use during pregnancy, as the skin will be so sensitive at this stage of life. If any products does not works on your skin during pregnancy then you must try baby oil for all your skin problems. This oil is not only good during pregnancy it is one of the great skin care products all the time. As baby oil contains aloe vera and vitamin e oil in it is an excellent moisturiser for skin. I recommend to apply the baby oil after you are done with the showering process. Usually after scrubber ex-foliates your skin, removes dead cells, and so applying it after rubbing your skin is the best. Apply on your knees and elbows and on dry skin areas of your body. Do not wash it all away, just slip the shower tube over the areas you applied once and you’re good to go. After the shower, just tap your skin with the towel, that way most of the oil gets absorbed into your skin leaving it baby smooth.