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Pregnancy

5 DIY Skin and Hair Beauty Treatments

Pregnancy is a time of true wonderment: your body is changing in ways that you just can’t keep up with, there is a little miracle going on right inside your tummy tum and the world is full of promise! But what’s with the great big pimple right in the middle of your face? What’s going on with your brittle nails? And where did this hair come from?!

Treating these issues can be tricky because of chemicals found in beauty products that can be harmful to baby. The most common to avoid are retinoid, salicylic acid and phthalates, all of which have been found dangerous to a developing fetus.

Not to fear, we've rounded up a list of the most common pregnancy side effects ans simple homemade solutions.


Acne

What is it?  Teenage years flashbacks? Unfortunately acne might make a re-appearance while pregnant.

Why is this happening to me?  Puberty hormones kick into high gear again during pregnancy. Often that "glow" is just oily acne-causing skin. However the acne will clear up after the baby is born. More good news : for women who suffer from adult acne, pregnancy could possibly clear up your skin.

What to do?  Wash your face morning and night with a gentle cleanser. Avoid oil-based makeup products. Avoid accutane during pregnancy.

Buy it Kiss My Face, Clean for a Day (pack of 3) $33  -  This fragrance free gentle cleanser leaves no soapy residue.

DIY it Use 2 parts raw honey to one part sugar for a natural exfoliating face wash. You can add more sugar to when exfoliating your body, be gentle on your face. Wash with warm water and pat dry.

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