What skincare should I be using (and avoiding) during pregnancy?

by | Apr 21, 2021 | Fertility, Infertility, Lifestyle Changes, PCOS, Preparing for Pregnancy, skincare

Reducing toxic exposure is important for everyone at every stage of life, but it becomes particularly important in the months leading up to pregnancy, as well as during pregnancy itself.

3-month pregnancy preparation

An egg cell and a sperm cell each take approximately 3 months to mature, meaning this crucial 3-month window is the ideal time to focus on improving egg and sperm quality. Time to swap out those chemical-loaded skincare products and switch to more natural alternatives. Afterall, your skin is the largest organ in your body, absorbing everything you put on it. Clean skincare swaps is always a starting point with clients.

Hormone havoc

The chemicals listed below found in conventional skincare are known endocrine disruptors, potentially causing hormonal imbalance, which can impact menstrual cycles and fertility.

Skincare chemicals to avoid

  • Phthalates
  • Parabens
  • SLS
  • Synthetic fragrance

During pregnancy, be particularly careful to avoid skincare containing

  • Retinoids 
  • High dose salicylic acid 
  • Hydroquinone 
  • Formaldehyde
  • Chemical sunscreens

Clean skincare brands I recommend to clients

I always recommend my clients to buy their non-toxic skincare and cosmetics from Content Beauty & Wellbeing. They have a fantastic website filled with all the top clean skincare brands, and they are kindly offering 10% off when you use the discount code JODIELOFTUS.

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