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The methods used to take care of yourself during pregnancy are changing. To help you find your way, here is everything there is to know about creams, colorings and small daily care.
During pregnancy, some of the products we used to use don't work as well as they used to. In addition, all the changes we face push us to look for new products. To avoid harming baby while taking care of yourself, here is a short guide to which products can be used and which cannot.
Moisturizers and makeup
Most moisturizers and makeup products can be used during pregnancy. However, you may become more sensitive to fragrances and seek more neutral and richer creams than before due to your stretching and more sensitive skin. You could therefore change brands during pregnancy, depending on your needs.
If you use medicated creams, against acne for example, or against heavy legs, it is better to talk to your doctor before using them.utilize. Also be careful with essential oils. To be absolutely sure which ones to avoid at this point in your pregnancy, talk to your doctor or pharmacist while waiting for your doctor's appointment.
Sun lotion and mosquito repellent
Sun lotion is not only safe, it is really recommended. Your skin is fragile during pregnancy and as you are likely to develop a pregnancy mask, sunscreen must become your daily ally. If you know in advance that you won't have the discipline to apply it every day, you can swap your foundation for a BB cream with an SPF of 'at least 30.
As for mosquito repellent, you can still protect yourself since it seems that mosquito repellents that contain DEET are not dangerous during pregnancy. Since these products are powerful, you can still put them in only a few strategic places or apply them only to your clothes. However, avoid lemongrass products which you will have to reapply too regularly and which often also contain eucalyptus, camphor and other essential oils which are not recommended during pregnancy.
Over-the-counter and prescription drugs
If there is a time when we need a little help to reduce heart aches, headaches,back and fatigue, it's good during pregnancy! Unfortunately, all over-the-counter medications are no longer as safe when you're pregnant.
As medications can sometimes enter the blood of the fetus and cause birth defects, it is best to refrain from using over-the-counter medications, herbal medicines or resorting to any other self-medication without first talking to the doctor or pharmacist. This professional can show you alternatives, including nausea relief, if that is what you need. Also tell her right away about the prescribed medications you needed before the pregnancy. Some, like severe acne treatments and blood thinners, need to be stopped quickly. An assessment with your pharmacist is essential at the very beginning of pregnancy while waiting for your first medical appointment.
Good news for those who can't live without their mermaid hair, ombré, sombré, tie & dye or bronde: hair products are not dangerous during the pregnancy. However, because of the sensitivity of pregnant women to developing allergies, you should avoid testing new products during pregnancy. Also, if you use hair products daily in the context of your work, you should mention it to your doctor, to make sure that your level of exposure does not represent a risk for your he alth.your baby's he alth.
Spas, saunas, tanning salons and hot tubs
It is not because of the damage they cause to the skin, but mainly because of the intense heat that tanning beds are not recommended during pregnancy. For this reason, saunas should also be avoided, and you should exercise caution about the heat imposed on you in hot tubs and spas. We have an article en titled Pregnancy – spa, sauna and hot tub that you can consult for more information.
Nail polish and remover
If you want to keep doing your nails, you can do that, you can even use nail polish remover if it doesn't happen too often. It is especially preferable not to breathe the vapors of these products too often or for too long. So be sure to put it on and take it off in a well-ventilated room and remove any varnish before delivery. Indeed, it is to be able to better assess certain parameters (such as oxygen saturation) during possible anesthesia that doctors ask women to remove their varnish before childbirth.
Laser hair removal and electrolysis
As for laser hair removal and electrolysis, we still know too little about the impacts on pregnancy. It is therefore better to avoid them completely during the whole pregnancy.
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