Why We Recommend Natural Beauty Products During Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Beyond!
Of course it’s common knowledge by now that everything you do affects both you and your unborn baby during pregnancy. The same is true when you’re nursing. Everything enters your milk supply just as it enters your body. Your baby then gets those same ingredients through your breast milk whether that’s good nutritional food, or toxic chemicals. You can protect your precious bundle though by choosing to live as naturally as possible.
While it’s true you can’t limit your exposure to many things (like air pollution for example) you can avoid exposure to others completely, like toxic chemicals in your personal care products. Here are a few things you should look out for in common beauty products that may be an issue particularly during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
~ Stay away from nail polish with toluene, phthalates, and formaldehyde. Use non-toxic beauty products on nails during pregnancy and breastfeeding and always in a well-ventilated area.
~ Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) used in chemical tanning was approved by the FDA, but still might cause risks to a developing fetus. Avoid tanning and maintain beautiful skin with a natural skin care cream.
~ Watch out for Fragrances during pregnancy and nursing. They often contain phthalates and may have a negative impact on the growth and development of a fetus. Worse, we don’t even know what’s in most products that include “fragrances” – even those labeled “Natural Fragrances” could be filled with questionable ingredients that don’t even make it on the label. Instead, choose beauty products that are fragrance free and get any special smell they may impart from essential oils and other plant based ingredients.
~ Oral and topical Acne treatments like tetracycline, Accutane, and Retin-A should be avoided during pregnancy as they are associated with birth defects. Try our totally natural Advanced Complexion Corrector to treat unwanted blemishes and pimples instead. No worrisome ingredients for you or baby and works like a charm!
As you can see there is great reason to steer clear of chemicals and opt for natural, non-toxic beauty products while pregnant and nursing. These are only a few of the issues conventional personal care products present to you, your baby, and even the planet your dear one will inherit someday after all. And, honestly, for all these reasons and more, we really feel it’s not worth the risk; especially when you can purchase high quality products of natural origin like Sevani so easily.
Just remember to always use caution, read every ingredient, and preferably, know your formulator - because even many organic brands use chemical preservatives and other iffy skin care ingredients you’ll likely want to avoid during pregnancy and nursing.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding is a special time, one of purity and light. Keep it that way and switch to natural products of all kinds wherever possible, including your personal care and beauty products. And, once you see what amazing things natural beauty formulations can do you might even consider keeping your natural regimen going long after your children are grown too!