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Pregnancy skincare is extremely important while pregnant. Harsh chemicals and bad ingredients should be avoided at all costs in order to have a healthy and well-developed baby. Keep on reading to find a list of safe and clean, but cheap skincare products to use during your pregnancy.
In my opinnion pregnancy is a very exciting yet challenging time, especially if you are experiencing skin issues.
Before we jump into this article, let me tell you a massive “congratulations” on your pregnancy! Being a mum is definitely something amazing. Although for some of us pregnancy can be more challenging, especially those first few weeks.
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1. Why use safe pregnancy skincare?
In case you didn’t know while you are breastfeeding you still need to avoid those harsh chemicals from cosmetics. You also need to be careful with your diet and what you eat. The reason is simple: everything you eat and use on your body, face, and hair, it gets into your system and therefore will be filtered into your baby’s milk.
Since I found out I was pregnant I knew that I wanted to change my skincare routine and to switch over to safe products during pregnancy.
That’s when my research began. I was scanning the web every day for articles that would give me more information about what I should or shouldn’t use during my pregnancy. What ingredients to avoid and a list of pregnancy skincare products that are safe.
I looked for the dangerous and harsh chemicals that could have an impact on a pregnancy. I learnt that using any of these products that contain these ingredients could potentially affect your baby’s normal growth and development.
Intoxication, birth problems, death are other problems that can be caused if you are not careful with toxic products. I was aware of the problems that these can cause so I wanted to be cautious.
During this research of mine, all I could find were magazine articles that were covering mostly high-end brands, nothing for a tight budget like mine.
Unfortunately, I didn’t find what I was looking for. I wanted clean ingredients and acceptable price range. I wouldn’t give a fortune for a new set of makeup and skincare. Simply couldn’t afford it.
The web is packed with many articles on this matter, but if you are interested in knowing exactly what list I was using, you can download it here.
2. My version of pregnancy skincare
So with all these being said, here is a list of affordable pregnancy skincare products. I’ve used them while pregnant, but some of them I started using them after pregnancy while breastfeeding.
These were some of my favourite’s skincare products that I probably won’t stop using, that’s how much I love them.
For your convenience, I also categorized and listed them under the main steps of a normal care routine.
Quick tip: before you go out and buy a bunch of products, go through the ingredients of the products you already own. This could save you a small fortune!
1. Cleanser & makeup remover
- Garnier Micellar Water
- Camomile oil Cleanser from The Body Shop – read a full review here
- Homemade olive oil makeup remover – download here
- Aloe Hand Soap from Forever Living
- Coconut oil
- Cleanance anti-shine purifying toner from Avene
- Kind to skin soothing facial toner from Simple
- BareMinerals Original Foundation
1. Shampoo & conditioner
- Homemade hair masks – download here
- Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque
3. Styling products
No styling products are safe for pregnancy use. So I was extremely disappointed because I couldn’t use my Batiste anymore. It’s a total life saver if you have an oily scalp. The substitution I’ve found is baby powder. It’s perfect. If you’ve never heard of this, you should definitely give it a go.
4. Hair dye
Not recommended to be used in pregnancy, but I still dyed my hair twice in nine months. Don’t judge, please.
1. Body wash & scrub
- Bioderma Atoderm Shower Cream
- Regular soap
- Plain Homemade sugar of coffee body scrub
2. Body care
- Aloe Deodorant from Forever Living
- Coconut oil
3. Stretch marks
Lastly, I wanted to say that I tried out many products before I ended up with this list. So hopefully this post will save you some time and money in your research on finding the best pregnancy skincare brands and products.
The question of the day: what were your safe beauty products that you’ve used during your pregnancy? Can’t wait to read about them in the comment section.
Until next time take care & stay beautiful!
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