Several well-known foods should be avoided by future mothers. But did you know that some cosmetic ingredients should also be avoided by pregnant women? These ingredients can have a deleterious effect on the fetus, or be poorly tolerated on the skin. This is why it is necessary to avoid them during pregnancy.
The first ingredients to be avoided at all costs are obviously endocrine disruptors. These substances interfere with the functioning of the body’s endocrine (= hormonal) system, which regulates many processes in the body: reproduction, bone growth, cell proliferation, behavior, sleep, blood sugar levels, etc. The disorders caused are implicated in diseases such as: hormone-dependent cancers, diabetes, obesity, reproductive disorders (e.g. reduced fertility in men), neurological disorders, etc. Serious threat for human health and ecosystems, these components represent a danger for baby’s health. Among these substances, we find certain preservatives (phthalates, triclosan, BHT), retinol (vitamin A), certain sun filters (benzophenones for example) or certain hair dyes.
The skin of the mother-to-be may be subject to various changes: dryness, tightness, skin intolerances. It is therefore advisable to be cautious and to avoid, if possible, irritating agents such as sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, phenoxyethanol, or alcohol.
Also be careful with essential oils during pregnancy. Some are authorized, others are totally forbidden, and some can only be used at certain stages of pregnancy. Ask your pharmacist or doctor for advice.
Favouring natural, healthy products that are gentle on the skin is therefore particularly recommended for pregnant women. Bee Nature’s Belgian products are therefore ideal! More than 99% natural, they do not contain endocrine disruptors, parabens, phenoxyethanol or mineral oil. The laboratory also avoids essential oils, even though many natural or organic products contain them.
The main ingredient of Bee Nature products is honey. It is moisturizing, nourishing, soothing, healing, antiseptic and antioxidant. It also acts as a preservative and vehicle for the other ingredients: thanks to its presence, the plant extracts are better absorbed by the skin.
To prevent dryness, tightness and the appearance of stretch marks during pregnancy, it is essential to choose a moisturizing body lotion so that the skin can recover its suppleness. Bee Nature’s Nourishing Body Milk is perfect: with its 100% natural composition, it instantly nourishes and moisturizes for supple and delicately scented skin. The jojoba oil and the shea butter also allow a restructuring of the skin thanks to the fatty acids which they contain. Its texture is unctuous and melting in order to be able to get dressed at once. It is appropriate for all the skins, even sensitive.