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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Beware, Cosmetics Can Inhibit Size Growth Fetus

Despite being pregnant, of course women still want to look beautiful and attractive. However, not many know if the material or device used can harm the baby. Our bodies do a good job to protect the fetus by filtering bacteria and germs through the placenta but there are ingredients in some products that can enter the developing fetus.
Now is the time to make some changes in the skin care and cosmetic options. Although still little research on this, but there are some materials that are commonly found in skin care products and cosmetics that allegedly could interfere with fetal development.

Materials to be avoided during pregnancy:

- Salicylic acid (BHA or beta hydroxy acid)
This material can be found in products used to treat acne, and prevent antiaging. Therefore, complications in pregnancy appears in women who take aspirin, and because salicylic acid is part of the aspirin family then this should be avoided.

 - Retinol A
This material is a form of vitamin A used to treat acne and is used to exfoliate the dead skin. High doses of vitamin A has been shown to interfere with the development of the baby.

- Parabens
This is a very common preservative used in many skin care products. Clinical studies began to suggest a link this material with adverse effects on the reproductive system of male infants.

 - Phathalates
Can be listed as DBP (dibutyl phathalate) in products such as nail polish. More often in the majority of products in will not be registered. Phathalates can be found in skin care products with "fragrance" listed on the label. It can be found in a number of skin care or cosmetic products including nail polish, deodorant, hair spray or perfume.
In the book "Not Just a Pretty Face - The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry", written by Shanna Swan, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Rochester showed "significant relationship" to the presence of a higher number of phathalates in the body of a pregnant woman and a change in genitals baby boy.
Although the study is needed to memeperkuatnya, but why take the risk when there are effective products available do not contain phathalates. Avoid products with "fragrance" on the label and find one phathalate.

 - Cream Hair Removers
There is a possibility of the chemicals in these products can be absorbed into the skin should be avoided during pregnancy. In addition, many brands list "fragrance" which may contain phathalates. It's safer to avoid its use.

- Essential Oils
There is no certainty whether the essential oils included in the list of ingredients that should be avoided during pregnancy. The reason is, there are some essential oils that are very useful for skin care during pregnancy. Be sure to check the skin care products during pregnancy.

-Benzoil Peroxide
Benzoyl peroxide is found in many products used to treat acne have a category C which means that:
If the studies in animals have shown adverse effects on the fetus (teratogenic or embryocidal or other) and there are no controlled studies in women, or studies in women and animals are not available. Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.

 - Accutane
This oral treatment for acne should not be used at all during pregnancy. Because the fetus is at risk of serious birth defects and possible loss of the fetus.

This topical cream is used to treat acne is believed to be at risk of birth defects and fetal lead poisoning.

 - Lipstick
Campaign for Safe Cosmetics says that "pregnant women and young children are particularly vulnerable to exposure because it easily crosses the placenta and can get into the fetal brain where it interferes with the development of the fetus."
Choose a lipstick of which is made from natural ingredients that will make you look beautiful and feel safe.

 - 1,4 dioxane
It's not the ingredients listed on any skin care products because it is a synthetic material other petroleum based. Has been found to cause cancer, and little is known whether it is a bad effect on the developing fetus.
This material is present in many types of cleaning products and moisturizing the hair products. Unfortunately, it has also been found in the natural or organic products.
Find company and product you can trust. Use products that have been certified as a certified third-party organic or BDIH certified to make sure you use the most secure.

(Source: Petti Lubis, Desy Afrianti,

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