Post # 1
Just found out I’m pregnant and hubby and I have been reading up about not using beauty products that contain too many chemicals. Anyone switched facial products, cleansers, soap, deodorant, shampoo, etc.? Any recommendations? Are we just being too paranoid lol? Thanks!
Post # 3
check out this site, it score beauty products for toxins.
physicians formula is generally much better, LUSH products are supposed to be really nice (all vegan too).
Post # 4
I had to get rid of my face wash. I replaced it with Cetaphil!
Post # 5
@sassyt: I think concerns about beauty products, shampoos, etc are very overblown. There are some acne medications which are definitely not safe, but other than that, I doubt any others actually cause any risk. If you have any concerns about a product/ingredient in particular, though, just ask you doctor or midwife. I still use all the same products, continue to dye my hair, eat nearly all the same foods, exercise, etc. I’ve cut out alcohol but that’s about the only change I’ve made. 18w2d and feeling great!
Congrats on your pregnancy!
Post # 6
havent changed – shampoo, conditioner, deoderant, soap or toothpaste
did change – eye cream and face wash as it had vitamin A
i really dont think you need to worry about changing everything
Post # 8
I stopped using my nail polish, and plan to splurge on some Pregnancy safe brands instead.
I’ve already been using more “organic” types of shampoos. (from Kiss My Face)
I started using some more natural eyes shadows, powders, mascara, but mostly because I wanted to, not because I felt like I *had* to.
Post # 9
I didn’t change shampoo or conditioner. I’m kind of attached to mine because I have super long, dry hair and a lot of the more eco-friendly brands didn’t do very well with it. I’m using Aussie brand.
I didn’t change makeup either. My Clinque foundation has sun protection but it’s mineral-based, not chemical-based.
I did change skincare. I was using Clinique primarily but I switched to Lush since it has less random chemicals. They do use a lot of essential oils, but honestly, you’ll find studies out there saying everything is bad. I just use the products with a little less essential oils.
I was getting gel manicures before and I didn’t stop with PG. I don’t get them very often since I get French and I let them grow out quite a bit.
A lot of the more skin sensitive products, e.g. Aveeno, doesn’t sit well with my skin.
Post # 10
I didn’t change anything, either.
Post # 11
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I was getting uv gel over acrylic nails so I stopped that. otherwise I don’t wear make up and didn’t change my shampoo or face creams so not too many changes
Post # 12
When we started trying for a baby, I changed shampoo and actually found I didn’t need conditioner anymore. I used natural toothpaste for awhile but I wasn’t really a fan. I don’t wear a ton of beauty products anyway. I always use a natural organic lotion. There is just so much that we don’t know about toxins in every day things that I figure it’s better to be safe than sorry. I eat pretty clean so Im pretty caredul about what I put on my body too.
Post # 13
@BrandNewBride: I love that face wash.
I changed nothing. I used baby wash as my body wash anyway, and I figured if it is good enough for a baby, it is probably ok for me to use too, amirite?
I don’t paint my nails, and I won’t be getting my hair dyed during pregnancy. Just a personal preference.
Post # 14
@sassyt: I did not change anything last time and my daughter is still 100% healthy. I don’t plan to change anything this time either
Post # 15
I started using new products 10 weeks ago, one of them has benzyol peroxide which is a category “C”. Some people say don’t use it, some people say it’s safe. I only use a little, hasn’t caused a problem. My skin looks so much better.
Post # 16
@sassyt: A biggest concern is rentinol. I use it daily and with any suspicion of being pregnant I have to stop. It is often present in many facial creams and eye creams.
There is a long list issued by the Mayo Clinic that indicates what is or isn’t acceptable, take a look and check your labels.