Expecting? Congratulations! We know you’re excited for this incredible journey, and probably anticipating that goddess-like pregnancy glow.
But pregnancy can take your hormones on a wild ride, and for some mamas-to-be, that glow is spoiled by severe hormonal acne.
Making matters worse? Many acne-fighting products and medications are unsafe for expecting mothers!
Any products you ingest or apply to your skin can enter the bloodstream, risking the health of both you and your baby.
During these nine months, it’s time to be EXTRA cautious.
So look out for these 6 ingredients that are definite pregnancy no-nos!
Studies suggest that high levels of retinoids and vitamin A may cause serious birth defects, so press pause on that anti-aging routine.
Especially avoid oral retinoids, which can damage your baby’s skull, eyes, ears, heart, or nervous system. This includes isotretinoin and all of its brand-name aliases.
2. Whitening Creams
Up to 45% of whitening creams like hydroquinone or corticosteroids can absorb into your skin. That’s a lot of foreign chemicals, when you’re trying to keep your body all-natural for baby!
Plus, your skin is super sensitive during pregnancy, upping the risk of side-effects.
3. Salicylic acid
Topical salicylic acid can also irritate your sensitive mama complexion. But the biggest danger is salicylic acid taken orally. During pregnancy, it can increase your risk of burst blood vessels in the brain.
This antibiotic can cause toxic liver damage to expecting mothers, and problems with bone growth and tooth discoloration in developing babies.
Some experts also discourage tetracycline during breastfeeding.
5. Chemical sunscreens
Sunscreens with ingredients like oxybenzone may cause development problems for your baby, such as a serious disease that interferes with their digestion.
Your safest bets are mineral sunscreens with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.
6. Synthetic fragrances
Many synthetic fragrances hide hormone-imbalancing chemicals and cancer-causing substances that could lead to serious health issues. We suggest avoiding these in general, but ESPECIALLY during pregnancy!
It’s a lot, we know. You want to be careful, but you also want relief from painful breakouts.
So what can you do?
First, always consult your doctor before using any new products or medications during pregnancy.
Then, identify skincare options that focus on high-quality, natural ingredients.
At Averr Aglow, we don’t use any of these six risky ingredients. Instead, we focus on the wholesome healing power of botanicals and minerals.
Our products use ingredients like jojoba oil, rose water, and camellia to balance your complexion, fight acne bacteria, and nourish your skin.
Go natural, and finally reveal that healthy glow you’ve been searching for!