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How to care for skin during pregnancy : what can and can not
During pregnancy, you can not use any creams, except for "Children" - true or not?

«My gynecologist told me that I was pregnant and I need to throw out all the creams that I use.Allegedly, some of them can cause harm to the child, but on the other I will have an allergy.I threw out, and now I sit and cry.It's a pity the ... »

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to any cosmetic product caused harm to the fetus - a situation very, veryrare, not to say impossible.Very few ingredients permitted for use in cosmetics, can penetrate into the circulatory system to reach the uterus and harm the baby.All of them are known by name.The risks here are often more theoretical, but nevertheless, the physician should warn the patient that they exist.

Firstly retinoids.Recommendations cosmetologists are clear: avoid prescribing to pregnant women products containing these drugs.

Secondly, essential oils (Essential Oils).True, I never

ever met a study showing that during pregnancy a woman used oil of bergamot - and the child was born with some defects.Such high-profile stories, as in the 1960s thalidomide, with essential oils exactly happened.Thalidomide was used for the treatment of toxemia in pregnant women.He passed all the tests, has been certified by, doctors began to prescribe it - and as a result children are born with no arms, no legs, no ears, and some have defects of the internal organs development.These children were born and very much in the US, and in Europe through going on a thousand.Of course, the drug is quickly banned, but the consequences of his admission, alas, it was not possible to cancel.Today, every medical drug for pregnant women pass the strictest of inspections, including pregnant animals.

But with creams such checks are not satisfied, especially as testing cosmetics on animals is now impossible.A use as "experimental" real pregnant women can not even more.Therefore, everything is based on some shared fantasies and fears.For example, I met a lot of time warning that the essential oil of bergamot (Essential Bergamot Oil) may adversely affect the development of the fetus.And never seen a list of these effects, no studies explaining why and how the essential oil may harm the fetus.It does not describe specific cases in which a pregnant woman to use a cream with essential oil of bergamot - and there was something unpleasant to her or the baby.At least I did not come across such descriptions.But cosmetologists are required to abide by the rules - and recommend all pregnant exclude essential oils.

Yes and inserts to the media with these oils, if you pay attention, there will always be pointed out that they can not be used during pregnancy.

I assume the reason for the ban.The physiological effects of essential oils has been insufficiently studied.They are difficult to standardize, since depending on the season ratio of active ingredients in them varies.And while essential oils molecules are very small and can actually penetrate into the bloodstream.Therefore some, albeit theoretical risk persists.And just in case, better to remove them than to wonder then, why it all went wrong.

And finally, there are two simple ingredients that during pregnancy are excluded, - menthol and camphor (Menthol, Camphre).In the second and third trimester of pregnancy if there is an increased tone of the uterus, they contribute to its strengthening.It just is proven.Menthol and camphor may include agents to reduce swelling, often accompanying pregnancy - but it should be deleted.Manufacturers of cosmetics somehow often overlook this factor in mind, although gynecologists and psychologists say about him.

As for ingredients that do not cause a risk to the fetus, but can lead to adverse effects in women, here the list is quite large.In fact, during pregnancy it is changing almost everything: metabolism, hormonal background, the interaction between cells of the immune reactivity and the activity of the vascular system.In these nine months the expectant mother only looks more or less similar to non-pregnant women.Inside, it is a completely different body.And yes, his reactions are completely different, including cosmetic ingredients.That had not evoked any protest of the body, now can provide a cascade of reactions.

The first is to exclude Hydroquinone (Hydroquinone).It is used in the media of pigmentation - and work, yes, but often leads to permanent disruption of melanin synthesis.During pregnancy, the risk is greatly increased, and on the face and body can be formed white spots like vitiligo.They will not be pigmented, but also will not sunbathe.Hydroquinone, by the way, do not innocuous thing: in Europe it is banned altogether, but Russia and the United States is allowed, and in Asia it also brought and bought over the Internet.

second group of products from the "risk zone" - fruit acids (Fruit acids).They are used for peeling, but during pregnancy may cause more pronounced inflammation, increase susceptibility to UV and eventually lead to the development of pigmentation.

If you know that expecting a baby, read the labels on the jars and tubes and exclude those funds, which contain the ingredients listed above.But in any case, do not throw to care for the skin and do not rush to follow the recommendations of the doctor throw all jars except cream "Kids."Rather, they are caused by considerations of "As if something happens," and this is not quite a medical approach.

care scheme in the first nine months looks like.

  • First: necessarily need - and more often than usual, -delat exfoliation , that is, to help the cells to peel.Not matter what - scrub or peel (containing no acid), the main thing - at least once in four or five days, and if the skin is thick - twice a week.
  • then change dense cream on a light or even to lotion.Even if the skin is dry and you have you used to enjoy a dense cream five times a day.During pregnancy, the amount of estrogen increases skin nutrition increases.And if you continue to use nourishing creams, then you can get an extension and pimples: all processes take place at this time more actively and sebum produced too active.
  • next step - from the third to fourth month of pregnancy included in the daily face care preparations sosudoukreplyayuschie .At this time, all the women say that the nose swells, it lays, and so on. D. This happens because the uterus is formed by the placenta, blood flow increases and the vascular mesh is developing very actively.It increases blood circulation and skin - and thus increases the risk of couperose grid.Creams, which include, for example, horse chestnut extract (Horse Chestnut Seed Extract), red grapes (Red Grape Extract) or green tea (Green Tea, Camelia Shinensis Extract), can help a lot.
  • And finally, I would advise to use cooling draining mask or make lymphatic drainage massage (a "unload" swollen face) and not forget sun protection .Pregnancy stimulates the synthesis of melanin - creams with SPF will not give you a guarantee that you will avoid the pigmentation, but the risk is reduced.

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