If you do not know about skincare ingredients which you should avoid during pregnancy, you may accidentally make bad effects on your health and your baby. In order to have both health and beauty, you have to be careful in using toxic skin care ingredients, especially while pregnant. Although some ingredients have good effects, they can affect the health of the mother and baby.
So, which ingredients to avoid? All Know-How will share with you the top 6 skin care ingredients to avoid during pregnancy.
Firstly, I say about Benzoyl peroxide. Although this ingredient is very effective in Acne treatments, doctors recommend that you should not use Benzoyl Peroxide while pregnancy. According to the US Food and Drug Administration, Benzoyl peroxide belongs to group C. It means that it is a potential risk to the fetus.
Secondly, Fragrance is also a Pregnancy Skin Care Ingredient to avoid.
Fragrance in cosmetics often contains toxic components such as parabens, benzene derivatives, aldehydes … These substances are reason leading cancer and Nervous system diseases. In order to avoid this, you should carefully read the ingredients. Especially, you have to care about the different names of fragrance such as perfume, linalool, limonene, eugenol, citronellol, geraniol và cinnamon.
Hydroquinone is a skincare ingredient. Its functions are brown spots and uneven skin tone treatment. However, some researches showed that when we use hydroquinone, the amount of chemical that penetrates through the skin and blood is quite high, up to 45%. Therefore you should not use it in order to protect the health of the baby.
In addition, retinoids are also an ingredient you should avoid while pregnant. Some doctors advise that you should not try to get pregnant while using retinoids. Because it can lead to the distortion of the fetus. In cosmetics, there are some different names for retinoids such as retinoic acid, retinyl palmitate, retinaldehyde, adapalene, tretinoin, tazarotene, and isotretinoin.
Although no research shows that salicylic acid has the bad effect on the health while pregnancy, Arielle N.B. Kauvar, the director of NEW YORK COSMETIC SKIN & LASER SURGERY CENTER said that salicylic acid can cause bleeding during pregnancy. Therefore, you should be careful when using this ingredient.
In chemical sunscreens, there are some ingredients such as avobenzone, homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene, oxybenzone, oxtinoxate, menthyl anthranilate, and octocrylene. All of them have not been certificated by The U.S. Food And Drug Administration that they are 100% safe. Therefore, pregnant women should use the physical sunscreen containing zinc oxide and titanium oxide. Although no research showed the effects clearly, we should not be recklessness because of the health of mother and baby.