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Pregnancy / Breastfeeding Safe Skin

 The skincare world can be overwhelming, especially when you are pregnant or a new mum. Knowing what you can or can’t use. As you may know our founder Katie is 32 weeks pregnant so it has been so important that she is putting on skincare/beauty products that are safe for pregnancy and for when the baby arrives and breastfeeding. 
We are here to help and educate you on pregnancy and breastfeeding safe skin. 
*PLEASE NOT  FOR ANY SKIN AND/OR INGREDIENT AND PRODUCT  CONCERNS WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND SPEAKING TO YOUR DOCTOR. THIS IS JUST SABBIA CO ADVICE AND OPINION.

  

What do i need to avoid during my pregnancy and breastfeeding

Vitamin A 

Too much Vitamin A can be harmful, between prenatal vitamins and foods you should be able to get enough vitamin A. Some studies have shown that taking high doses of vitamin A during pregnancy can be harmful to an unborn child.


Retinols

Retinols are found in anti ageing moisturisers and treatments for pigment disorders, acne and psoriasis. Retinol is a type of vitamin A, it speeds up the cell division and prevents the skin collagen from breaking down. As mentioned above in the vitamin A section is that vitamin A (retinol) is advised from experts to steer clear from if you are pregnant. 

 

High level Salicylic Acid

High level salicylic acid such as BHA and AHA are used in skincare to treat skin inflammation and redness of the skin. The ingredient can also be found in cleansers, toners and exfoliants. Treated to reduce the signs of ageing. BHA has been studied in pregnancy, it is advised from doctors to avoid frequent used of products BHAs.

  

Chemical Sunscreens 

Yes, you can still enjoy the beach and the great outdoors while you are pregnant. It is best not to use sunscreens containing a high amount of chemicals especially the skin lightener hydroquinone.

 

Perfumes & Fragrances

 A lot of perfumes and fragrances are filled with chemicals. During pregnancy you may be more sensitive to perfumes that you were once fine with. It is recommended to use a natural based perfume. 

  

Spray Tans 

It is recommended to avoid spray during pregnancy. If you do wish to use a fake tan, test on a small area of your body first to see if your body has a reaction. As stated above your hormones and body changes during pregnancy. What you previously would have had no reaction too may be different during pregnancy. 

  

Nail Polish 

Did you know that your pregnancy hormones will cause your nails to grow longer and stronger. Take advantage of this! Nail polish is filled with nasty chemicals that only take a few seconds to enter your bloodstream once applied.

 

Teeth Whitening

During pregnancy your hormones increase which can cause  gingivitis or swollen gums. It is best to avoid teeth whitening to ensure your oral care doesn’t have effects. 

 

Common issues in pregnancy and breastfeeding

Remember your body is changing as you are growing a human. Common skin issues during pregnancy are:

  • Sensitivity 
  • Dryness 
  • Hyperpigmentation / Pigmentation / Melasma / dark blotchy patches 
  • Acne / dermatitis / psoriasis

pregnancy and breastfeeding safe skincare

 

It is best to use gentle, fragrance-free cleansers and moisturiser. Great news!
Our Sabbia Co products are made from natural Australian ingredients that are suitable for all skin types. Our Botanical Glow Cleaner & Multi Vitamin Moisturiser are gentle and fragrance free products. 
Hyaluronic acid is filled with safe anti-aging properties that you can swap out from your vitamin A and BHA products. HA is an ingredient that we love here at Sabbia Co. HA will plump and hydrate your skin. Leaving a glowly complexion. Hyaluronic acid is in our Collagen C Serum, BB Cream and Multi Vitamin Moisturiser.
 
I hope this information has helped you. If you have any questions about our products during your pregnancy please feel free to reach out and ask. 
 
 
Lots of love,
Jess xx 

1 comment

Pretty N Pregnant

Love this post and all the information shared in this post. I am 26 weeks pregnant and my skin is too bad. It’s too dry and I want to take care of it. I think I will buy products from sabbia.

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