So you’re having a baby, Congratulations!! It’s a great time for you and you know that you’re entire routine is about to be changed forever. And your beauty routine is no exception to that. There are certain things you should avoid while you are pregnant and we’ve compiled a simple to follow guide on what you shouldn’t be including in your pregnancy beauty routine! Follow these tips to keep you and baby happy!
1. Try to avoid using self-tanner.
Everything you apply to your skin is absorbed into your blood stream so when you’re applying something in large quantities, you need to be extra careful. You don’t necessarily have to cut it out completely but you should be aware if there are any carcinogens in the ingredients. Most of the organic self-tanners should be safe, but if you’re not sure, consult with your doctor and see what they think is safe.
2. Avoid fully coloring your hair, opt for highlights as an alternative.
When you color your hair, the product touches your scalp, which allows it to be absorbed into your bloodstream. The issue here is that there are many carcinogens in hair products. If you choose to highlight instead, the product is directly painted into your hair, not your scalp, and you are reducing your risk of something harmful being absorbed into your system significantly. However, many doctors would suggest that you should not color your hair at all.
3. Paint your own nails, or even better, get your partner to do it!
Some people don’t bother with nail polish at all while they’re pregnant, but your nails are impervious, meaning that nothing will absorb through them. If you can’t resist your pedicures just be careful that the manicurist doesn’t cut your cuticles or remove your cuticles; this can lead to an increase in your risk of infection. And anything that affects your health affects the health of your baby too.
4. Botox or Lip Fillers are a no no!
There is no proof that fillers and Botox are safe during pregnancy. If you get them done by a trained professional then you should be safe in general but doctors suggest that you steer clear of any unnecessary injections until after the baby is born.