You’re pregnant and now you can’t drink alcohol or eat sushi, deli meat and soft cheeses. Even your morning coffee routine needs to be adjusted. But what about your beauty regimen? Do you worry about virtually every product you use, wondering about its potential impact on your pregnancy?
Technically, every product you put on your face or body has the potential to be absorbed through the skin and into your bloodstream. Luckily, though, few over-the-counter products can actually negatively affect your baby. Prescription products for acne or other skin conditions, however, can be a problem. Always notify the prescribing doctor of your pregnancy. Never assume that because it is applied to the skin and not ingested that it is safe.