*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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Remember your body is changing as you are growing a human. Common skin issues during pregnancy are:
- Hyperpigmentation / Pigmentation / Melasma / dark blotchy patches
- Acne / dermatitis / psoriasis