During pregnancy, choosing skincare products that are safe for the baby is a thing that a mother needs to pay attention to, especially choosing the skincare routine.
As some skincare products contain ingredients harmful to the baby. Let’s see the lists of skincare ingredients a mother needs to avoid.
Some ingredients like Propyl, Butyl, Isopropyl, Isobutyl, and Methyl parabens are preservatives that could be absorbed into bloodstream, leaving residue in the body when using them for a long time.
- Vitamin A
Ingredients like Retinol A, retinoic acid, retinyl palmitate, retinaldehyde, adapalene, tretinoin, tazarotene, and isotretinoin can cause abnormalities in the fetus or congenital disabilities.
BHA or Salicylic acid can be absorbed into bloodstream. However, there is no study to prove it. You can use a product containing the ingredient if you really want to use it, but it should be at a concentration not over than 2%.
Avoid AHA from all kinds of fruit extracts. As the skin of pregnant women is more sensitive than normal, it can cause irritation. If you want to use it, it should be used in a concentration that is not high and should not be used every day.
Avoid chemical sunscreen ingredients such as Oxybenzone and Octyl methoxycinnamate as they can cause irritation. Use a physical sunscreen that contains Titanium dioxide and Micronized Zinc oxide instead as it has fewer chemicals and high efficiency. Also, use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. This is very important to a new mother looking for skincare.
If you’re looking for a gentle skincare product safe for yourself and the baby, we recommend My Dear Mom, organic skin and hair products that contain natural ingredients, are gentle to mothers’ and babies’ skin, have no harmful chemicals, and can be used every day.