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Everyday Skincare: is It Pregnancy Safe? Your Comprehensive Guide to Pregnancy Safe Skin Care

by Website Changes 20 Jul 2023 0 Comments

While women love to use a variety of skincare everyday, it is important to take care of ingredients after conception. Pregnancy is a woman’s most coveted time, while she is considerate and careful about the smallest of her needs, and her entire ecosystem alters to suit her health and the baby’s health, then why not skincare?
A woman’s body undergoes a lot of changes during pregnancy. From craving midnight ice creams, to sudden gain of weight, a woman’s body goes through a lot. Similarly, A woman’s skin also becomes way more sensitive than usual. While everyone is longing over that pregnancy glow, here are a few recommendations of pregnancy safe skin care (and reasons!) from TNW that are not only completely safe to use, they help you post pregnancy too!.

Where to Go, and Where to Let Go

While the market is flooded with various brands and products, that claim to make drastic transformations in your skin or body are a total hoax, these products are either fake, or loaded with steroids that are extremely harmful for your pregnancy health, and in severe cases, even harmful for the baby.

In a research conducted by World Health Organization and Johnsons, it was revealed that toxic chemicals such as Phthalates, Parabens, and Formaldehyde cause disruptions in pregnancy, and in a few cases, even miscarriages.

In a recent uproar on Women’s Health Magazine, it has also been observed about new launches claiming to ‘lighten’ or ‘tighten’ the women’s private areas. While they may look and sound convincing, they are nothing short of a sugar coated lie. Hence, it is highly advisable to steer clear of such products that claim to make permanent (or even temporary) alterations to your skin and body, especially during pregnancy.

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What ingredients You Shall, and Shall Not Be Using?

There are a lot of brands that are ‘Mom’ centric, and make products that are suitable for expecting or breastfeeding mothers. While they are labelling themselves as ‘non-toxic’ and pregnancy safe skin care, their ingredient list tends to reveal something else. And that is exactly the reason you should know your ingredients well.

Retinoids, a very popular anti ageing ingredient has been labelled as a STRICT NO NO during pregnancy. Infact, according to a few gynaecologists, you should not be applying Retinoids or any Retinol derivatives even if you are trying to conceive, let alone being pregnant.
Hence, stay away from any products that say ‘Anti Ageing’, ‘Age Reversing’ or any other claims around ageing. They may contain Retinol, and may even sensitise your skin further.

Salicylic Acid in high dosages are also reported to be harmful during pregnancy, as they are related to skin sensitivity. The skin generally becomes more sensitive to exfoliants during the pregnancy, hence it is advised to stay clear of any exfoliating ingredients such as Salicylic Acid.

Stay absolutely away from products that contain any Phthalates, as they have been deemed out to be really harmful when used during pregnancy. While it is disheartening to see their presence in millions of beauty products, sadly they have been linked to many reproductive dysfunctions in humans.
Cosmetics and Personal care are top sources of phthalate exposure, and hence it is important to look out for products that do not contain phthalates. You will commonly find them labelled as DEP.

pregnancy safe skin

How Does Skin Usually React in Pregnancy?

While our entire body is going upside down, skin is just a small component of what’s really happening. While some women experience pregnancy charm for the whole 9 months, others face some or the other skin issues at some point.

The most common concerns include dryness, dehydration, and acne. In some cases, even melasma. While some issues can be tackled with simple changes in skincare routine, others need a proper dermatological consultation.

Ingredients to Look Up to and Use

Just like you will be knowing best about your child, Mother Nature knows the best! While a woman is already witnessing a wonder of nature, it is best to keep your pregnancy safe skin care natural too! There are many ingredients that mother nature has to offer to keep your skin healthy. Not only do these ingredients offer skincare benefits, but are also extremely therapeutic in nature. So that you not only enjoy the skincare, but you also elevate your senses every time on application.

1. Multani Mitti

Nature’s own healer, and everyone’s favourite Multani Mitti. Also known as Bentonite Clay and Fuller’s Earth. It is known for its ah-mazing oil absorbing properties that helps to tackle oily and acne prone skin. No matter how many supposed acne treatments are there in the market, it comes in handy in every SOS situation. Apart from the messy preparation, everything about Multani Mitti is good, and in pregnancy, while already struggling with daily chores, it becomes even more difficult.

And that is how TNW Multani Mitti Face Wash comes into picture! TNW’s Multani Mitti Face Wash is one of a kind face wash, that retains 100% look and feel of Multani Mitti. This facewash is extremely gentle, mildly exfoliating, and Sandalwood fragrance is highly therapeutic to use everytime!
To bring to your notice, this cleanser is free of Parabens and Sulphates!

Multani Mitti Face Wash

 2. Rose

Rose and rose derived products have been a staple in Indian Beauty, and in this time when a woman is going through this change in her life, Rose Water comes in handy. While pregnancy safe skin care may sound like a big deal, this Rose Water eases that down. TNW’s Rose Water has been carefully steam distilled to get the glow of freshest roses, right to your face with every spray!

TNW's Rose Water is free from any Parabens, Phthalates, and Preservatives and no other pregnancy unsafe ingredients. So you can just splash the glow of roses on your face without worrying about your health!         

Rose Water For brighter Skin                               

3.  Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera is like the mother of skincare ingredients, knows the solution to everything! Be it rashes, itching, dehydration, or burns.. We all scream ‘Aloe Vera’ at the top of our voices. Aloe Vera is supposedly pregnancy safe, and no research paper has any evidence against it. Hence, it is completely safe to use Aloe Vera during pregnancy.

Beauty market is flooded with various types of Aloe Gels, care has to be taken to not get into the fake ones! TNW’s Aloe Vera Gel with 24k Gold is a pure delight in a jar. This Aloe Vera gel amps up your hydration levels, while 24k Gold flakes melt into your skin to give an everlasting glow!                                                       

 Aloe Vera Gold gel to boost up your hydration levels

4. Neem

Neem, known as Nature’s own medicine, is a powerhouse of antibacterial properties, and solution to almost all infections! Even during pregnancy, rapid hormonal changes may cause dandruff, zits, acne, or skin patches. While it is not advisable to take any synthetic treatment for these concerns, you can still possibly look after them.

TNW’s Neem Oil is magic potion in a bottle, be it dandruff, acne, or any other skin infection, it can always come in handy! Dandruff? Warm up some neem oil and ask your husband to give you some nice champi! It will work wonders. Acne? Just dab some neem oil on cotton and apply on affected areas. Coming with promising benefits of nature, neem oil is an absolute wonder!     

Neem Oil    

5. Cucumber

We all know the perks of eating cucumbers during pregnancy. It is an amazing source of micronutrients and fibres that are essential for the growth of the foetus. But little do we know that as much as it is beneficial to eat cucumber, it is equally beneficial to use it as a pregnancy safe skin care ingredient. Cucumber is known for its cooling properties, and it helps cool down the sudden aggravation caused due to abrupt hormonal and temperature changes.

TNW’s Moisturizing Face Gel and Cucumber Toner is a power hydrating duo. If you have dry, or dehydrated skin, this combo is your way to go. The light texture of Moisturizing gel cream easily seeps down into your skin without causing any irritation, all while cooling and hydrating it. TNW’s Cucumber Toner is a hydrating mist that can be used as and when required.

Cucumber Toner for power hydrating duo

While we were talking about face care. Body also needs some time off with regular products! TNW’s Stretch Mark oil is a perfect addition to your pregnancy routine, it is advisable to start with this oil during pregnancy, and keep applying it post birth to see optimum results.

Pregnancy is a beautiful time to enjoy, while you take good care of your skin, it is also important to feel well mentally, physically, as well as emotionally. Spend time with your loved ones, read books that induce a positive mindset, or just think of a name for your baby? Pregnancy may take a toll even on the healthiest bodies, hence it is important to do physical exercises and eat healthy, it's okay to devour your favourite dishes once in a while!

Don’t forget to be happy, and enjoy this time to embrace your womanhood and femininity.

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