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Make up and bathroom products which to avoid?

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Jellybabie3 Sun 22-Jan-17 16:30:58

Cant find advice on nhs?

raviolidreaming Sun 22-Jan-17 17:29:59

As a rule, if the NHS don't advise against something then I don't worry about it. A lot of the warnings on forums don't have an evidence base to support them.

Jellybabie3 Sun 22-Jan-17 18:16:44

Thanks. I cant find anything about bathroom products on their website so i assume there are no issues then? I can ask midwife but not going for two weeks

Helbelle75 Sun 22-Jan-17 18:26:03

I swapped all of my toiletries to natural, organic ones, and Wear gloves when cleaning, but i'm probably going over the top.

SamanthaBrique Sun 22-Jan-17 18:28:00

Retinol should be avoided but that's about it.

And just because a product is "natural" doesn't mean it's better!

raviolidreaming Sun 22-Jan-17 18:36:16

I cant find anything about bathroom products on their website so i assume there are no issues then?

Personally, I would assume not - and I'm not relaxed about the rules! I have friends who even stopped using deodorant when they were pregnant, but when pregnancy is so anxiety-provoking anyway I don't think there's a need to seek out more angst based on a random comment on a random forum (with no offence to comments on forums!)

haveacupoftea Sun 22-Jan-17 23:11:26

You are supposed to avoid salycilic acid, dont know about anything else.

QueenoftheAndals Mon 23-Jan-17 10:45:35

Paula Begoun has a good page on what to avoid, and her articles are always based on evidence.

raviolidreaming Mon 23-Jan-17 13:02:53

You are supposed to avoid salycilic acid

The link posted about by Queen and a current thread on this page would argue otherwise for usual use:

Sorry, havea, I don't mean to single you out - just presented as a good example of how information spreads without an evidence base. It's why so many pregnant women are still avoiding peanuts!

purplefizz26 Mon 23-Jan-17 13:11:19

I just carried on as normal.

Unless the NHS advised not to eat/drink/use/go near something I just did it.

Pregnancy is stressful and worrying as it is without worrying about makeup and products too.

NewMum17 Mon 23-Jan-17 23:03:27

Snap! I did the same as purplefizz.

Oh I also got a sanctuary gift set of a 'mum to be' range with bath soak, moisturise shower wash and a cream. Got this as a gift. It's midwife approved it says on the packaging so check that out.

Hope you can relax about it soon!

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