Every woman will agree when I say that pregnancy is the world’s most wonderful feeling that only women can experience. However, when you have a baby growing inside you, you experience a lot of burden along will certain not-so-good impacts on your physical and mental health. Maintaining your physical appearance might become a challenging task, given the nausea and body aches, not to forget the on and off cramps.
Believe me, when you become a mother, especially for the first time, beauty is more often than not the last item on your priority list. But wait! I do not mean that simply because you are pregnant, you have to look unattractive. You can always make the apparent pregnancy glow on your face much more appealing by keeping away from the following pregnancy mistakes.
Disregarding your skin
You need to follow a healthy skin care routine during pregnancy. Even if you find a natural glow on your face, do not be too confident about your appearance. Make sure to wash your face, and then go for moisturizing and toning.
Using chemical containing bath products
Note that when you are pregnant you are going through a very sensitive phase of your life; hence your skin is also sensitive. If you make use of any chemical ingredients during bathing and your skin reacts with the same, you may experience a lot of irritation and itching, as well as rashes. That is definitely not something you would like to deal with during pregnancy time. So, shift to bath products that are natural.
Going for excessive use of nail products
Adequate research is not available to support the fact that nail care products contain ingredients that are toxic. However, a study conducted by a North Carolina University reveals that in case of nail salon employees, the rate of abortions is high. Nail products might consist of a number of hazardous chemicals that can prevent you from having a safe pregnancy. When there is no information regarding the safe use of the paints at the time of pregnancy, it is better not to take the risk. As a would-be mother you can always forget showy nail colors for nine months.
Applying tanning sprays
It has been proved that tanning sprays contain chemicals which are not very skin friendly, more so when you use them without any kind of protection. These sprays can also cause harm to the fetus that is developing within your body. Application of the sprays may also raise your body temperature, something that is not at all good for the developing fetus.
Using skin lightening treatments
Every pregnancy comes with its own unique characteristics. There are some pregnant ladies who develop skin pigmentation which often crops up as a major problem. I understand that when you see those dark marks, you would definitely feel like getting rid of them as soon as possible. But please do not go for any skin whitening creams during those months. Harmful chemicals in the creams might prove dangerous for your baby. So, just wait till your delivery because this is the safest way to avoid any problems.
Removing hair through application of chemicals
Thick twice before you remove hair by applying chemicals. Again, no studies exist to support that these chemicals are 100% safe for pregnant women. So, go for other options such as using a razor or waxing.
Using strong smelling perfumes
Although it rarely happens, perfumes do lead to skin irritation. Again use of perfumes can also cause asthma when you are pregnant. If you are a person who already suffers from breathing problems, avoid perfumes at this time. A strong smell might clog your head, so better go for something milder or nothing at all. And let me tell you something more! I have read somewhere that pregnant women naturally smell good. Now that’s enough reason not to use perfumes!
Getting a tattoo
Tattoos call for the use needles, which may expose you to the risk of transmission of diseases. I do not think you would like to risk your baby’s life just for a tattoo. If in case you are mad about getting a tattoo, opt for natural henna rather than the black one which contains chemicals.
Consuming OTC (over-the-counter) medicines
Be careful about the use of beauty products, especially if you are taking any acne medicines. Consult a doctor who would most probably suggest not using them, since they are not safe.