Post # 1
I just found out this weekend that I am about 4 weeks pregnant, so after going through the 1,000,000 or so stages of shock and excitement, I have started looking into what beauty products are safe and healthy for expectant mums (I .think. I have the food stuff down 🙂
I used to use a neutrogena facial cleanser that had salicylic acid in it for acne control, so apparently that’s out now. Also I’d love to find a natural body lotion (got to stay moisturized to try to keep those stretch marks away, right?) that doesn’t have as many chemicals and other bad stuff as most of the popular ones out there.
Does anyone have any favorites or tried and true products that you’d recommend? I would love to hear about your beauty routines, and if anything changed when the sperm found the eggo or if I’m being too paranoid 🙂 Thanks loves!
Post # 3
@CObee: Uh, I don’t know where you read about salicylic acid, but it’s the ORAL form that is an issue. Are you injesting the stuff or just using it on your face? Skin cleansers are totally fine, just don’t use the face peels or other things that you leave on your face for a long time (like a mask) that soak in.
Post # 4
I switched to Aveeno Positively Radiant cleanser during pregnancy to avoid salcylic acid, and ended up liking it so much, I’m still using it! 🙂 I also Aveeno oatmeal body lotion. Other than that, I kept my regular beauty routine, and didn’t change my make-up, deodorant, etc…
You can always just buy beauty products from the “natural” or “organic” aisle of your grocery store, if you are worried about it. Most of the stuff you’re already using is probably fine, but you can double-check with your doctor if you have specific concerns.
Post # 5
Honestly I didn’t worry so much about that. I figured if I could buy it at Whole Foods it couldn’t be too bad. LOL
I used the Angel Baby body lotion and skin cream for my tummy. For my face I used some random face gel. I don’t know where it is or what brand, sorry. I mostly just avoided anything with AHAs, salicylic acids, peroxides, etc. “All natural” was my mantra.
On a side note my SIL never changed her routine at all and her kids turned out just fine. So don’t sweat the small stuff if you like your facial routine, keep it!
Post # 6
There is a great podcast called “Pregtastic”. They talk about everything pregnancy related. If you go to their website, you can find the episode they did about “Safe pregnancy skin care”. I found it really helpful. But….by the time I was in my 2nd trimester I kinda got lazy…had a bunch of zits, and started using pro-active again. They did warn about using the topical acne cream….but I figured “how bad can it be?’ haha! Though listening to all the info on the podcast may make you scared to use anything….if you want to hear al the info…I would recommend it. It’s a dr. talking about it….so it’s coming from an expert.