- Top 10 pregnancy safe products to apply:
- 1. Bio Oil- Best product under Indian skin care during pregnancy – India made
- 2. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter
- 3. Kama Ayurveda’s Dhanwantharm Thailam for pre and post natal treatment
- 4. Forest Essential’s Mother’s Stretch Mark Oil- Nalpamarathy Keram
- 5. DIY Hibiscus blush
- 6. Mustela Stretch Mark prevention cream
- 7. DIY coffee scrub
- 8. Forest Essential’s Mother’s Back Pain Oil- Kshadathylam
- 9. Kama Ayurveda’s Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
- 10. Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer DryTouch Sunblock SPF 50+
- Extra care during pregnancy
- Vegan bodycare and skincare
- Ingredients to avoid during pregnancy
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Nothing makes us women decode products with a closer detail, after getting pregnant. In addition to the morning sickness, pregnant women also acquire a magical eye for detail which prompts them to read food labels as well as cosmetic labels. They now and carefully scan through each of the ingredients that they consume or apply. As an expecting mom, she is extra careful with makeup and cosmetic products, especially skincare. She makes sure that the products she is using on her body are extremely safe to use, as certain chemicals or ingredients in beauty products can cause harm to the developing fetus and cause irreparable loss. With a wide variety of products available in the market and every other brand coming up with chemical-free products, the decision to choose a product becomes more confusing
Are you also an expecting mom? And wondering what all beauty products you should now shift to, considering the health of your unborn baby. Fret not. We bring to you the top 10 safest beauty products to be used throughout and even post-pregnancy. Here’s a well-curated list of pregnancy safe skincare products to keep your skin healthy and nourished.
Top 10 pregnancy safe products to apply:
1. Bio Oil- Best product under Indian skin care during pregnancy – India made
Since pregnancy involves the expansion of the sin due to the growing belly, Bio-Oil provides the desired suppleness and is also said to prevent stretch marks from appearing.
2. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter
Palmers is a world-famous brand covering both mom and baby products. The lotion contains cocoa butter (which acts as a great moisturizing agent), vitamin E, collagen, elastin, and shea butter – these are all pregnancy safe products and ingredients.
3. Kama Ayurveda’s Dhanwantharm Thailam for pre and post natal treatment
Kama Ayurveda is a renowned brand which promotes the message of authentic Ayurveda. The potent anti-oxidant effect of this oil rejuvenates the body and skin. It also prevents stretch marks and eases muscle pain during pregnancy.
4. Forest Essential’s Mother’s Stretch Mark Oil- Nalpamarathy Keram
This oil specifically targets stretch marks and patches that appear on the skin during pregnancy.
5. DIY Hibiscus blush
This one is a DIY, so you can make this at home. Since there are only natural products involved these are completely pregnancy safe products. Mix 3 tbsp and 1/2 tbsp arrowroot powder in a bowl. Apply this like you would do with any other blush and make this a staple of your make-up regime.
6. Mustela Stretch Mark prevention cream
7. DIY coffee scrub
Dead skin and clogged pores are some of the main enemies that women of today are fighting with increased pollution levels. Pregnancy also does not permit us, women, to go to the parlour all the time, for the fear of developing an allergic reaction. This DIY scrub just comes as a rescue in those situations. In a medium-size bowl, combine the coconut oil, sugar, coffee grounds, olive oil and mix well. Add the scrub to a jar and store it for future use.
You can use this scrub as a part of your facial during pregnancy. Speaking of which, a lot of pregnant mothers ask us whether facial during pregnancy or facial bleach during pregnancy is safe. The answer is yes! Safer facial options during pregnancy include hydrating facials, collagen facials, your regular steam facials, as long as your skin is not super-sensitive and you’re not applying anything that your skin has never been introduced to.
It is also safe to bleach your face, hands, legs, underarms and back during pregnancy. However, bleaching the stomach area is not recommended. Although facial bleach is not considered harmful for the growing baby, the process may involve certain chemicals. Any chemical applied to the skin may get absorbed. Further, the skin may also react differently during this time.
8. Forest Essential’s Mother’s Back Pain Oil- Kshadathylam
The growing belly often becomes a cause for worry as women progress in their pregnancy. The ingredients in this oil are said to ease the pain, at the same time being completely safe and natural.
9. Kama Ayurveda’s Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
We all know coconut oils have good properties be it any sphere of life, right from cooking to the application on the body and its benefits, so motherhood is not an exception. An ideal moisturizer for the body, it makes the skin smooth and even textured, also prevents dry skin during pregnancy. Since this one is completely natural, expecting mommies shouldn’t be thinking twice about using this product.
10. Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer DryTouch Sunblock SPF 50+
The Neutrogena sunscreen gets instantly absorbed into your skin leaving it soft and smooth. The oil-free formula is great and would not feel heavy on your skin.
Extra care during pregnancy
Along with skincare and body care our hair too needs extra care as the texture of our hair and their growth go for a toss. Some best natural products for pregnancy include the Red Onion & Black Seed Oil Hair Growth Oil by Khadi Essentials help boost hair growth and reduce hair fall to a large extent.
Furthermore, we can control the damage by simply using hair masks or conditioners like Niramaya Methi Hair Mask by Khadi Essentials which has methi seeds to control hair loss and premature greying. The ingredients Frankincense and Cedarwood, extensively condition your hair to give your locks homegrown care
Vegan bodycare and skincare
Cruelty-free and vegan brands like Juicy Chemistry, are one of the top Indian skincare brands to use during pregnancy. It goes the extra mile to give you a personal solution by providing free consultation and the website offers you to shop by concern. Moreover, their products are handmade with zero dyes and fragrance. Every formulation is freshly made with the least amount of harmful composition just like their Camellia, Amla and Apricot leave-in conditioner. Amla oil is rich in vitamin C, protecting hair from free radical damage and promoting hair growth during pregnancy.
Ingredients to avoid during pregnancy
During pregnancy, it is important to stay away from some of the ingredients which may cause harm. Tazorac and Accutane, both are Vitamin A derivatives and are known to cause birth defects. To your surprise, nail polishes and certain hair products contain formaldehyde which is linked to fertility problems. One should only use nail polishes labelled with 3-Free and 5-Free.
Phthalates are another chemical to check for while using any product during pregnancy. Phthalates show up on product labels as phthalate, DEP, DBP, and DEHP with a role to condition your hair with exaggerated softness.
Essential oils fall under this same category as their variety and concentration vary a lot so they are to be used only after a doctor’s specific recommendation.