When my cousin got pregnant for the first time, it was a huge learning curve not just for her but for everyone around her, including myself. Being the beauty junkie that I am, I wanted to spoil her with tons of products until I discovered that not all body creams and acne treatments are good for women expecting. So what can you use and what do you need to stay away from?
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The trick to shopping for beauty products while pregnant is reading the labels. Chemicals that are placed on your skin are easily absorbable. Not only can they go into your bloodstream but they even have the potential to cross the placenta, affecting the baby. So you definitely want to make sure you stay away from products that contain phthalates which are found in most hair sprays and nail polishes. Salicylic acid, which is found in many acne and skincare products can also cause harm to your fetus. So to make your life a little easier, I rounded up a few beauty products that are safe to use during pregnancy. Check them out!
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