8 Beauty No-Nos When You're Preg-O

Which ingredients you should cut out of your regimen

True confession: While researching this story, I got scared reading just a fraction of the beauty ingredients that are potentially harmful to pregnant women and their babies. I obsessed over labels on moisturizer, nail polish -- everything in my bathroom -- to the point that in the shower one morning, I was afraid of my shampoo. And I'm not even pregnant. We narrowed down the list to find the top eight no-no ingredients. If you find them in products you use daily, consider cutting them out:

By Colleen Rush

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WOW! I have been so overwhelmed with what I should and should not use during pregnancy. I am 10 weeks and PETRIFIED to use anything. Is the Burts Bees or Aveeno brands safe? Also, what about mascaras? I've been using ROC w/ retinol under my eyes, but have stopped since I found out I was prego. I'm also scared to continue using my favorite Vaseline Intensive Care lotion because it contains all the parabans they say to stay away from. Someone help me..PLEASE!

by cheryl_arguin Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 06:57PM Report as inappropriate

Am I the only one who really, really hates it when people say "Preg-O"?

by LittleBunny Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 10:01AM Report as inappropriate

Good info

by EricaF123 Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 11:55AM Report as inappropriate

This is really helpful. I really didn't realize all of this stuff was in these products!

by cheerio9551 Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 10:08PM Report as inappropriate

VERY scary, I'll probably be paranoid the whole time.

by nicky22 Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 08:37PM Report as inappropriate

I've unintentionally stayed away from these products throughout my pregnancy. Yay!

by Lamexicana1 Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 04:58PM Report as inappropriate

Very helpful!

by Nin Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 11:00PM Report as inappropriate

When I was pregnant, I was told by OB-GYN to steer clear of using products to treat pimples as they are due to hormonal imbalance...and I'm glad I did. :)

by charlize_adrienne Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 06:32PM Report as inappropriate

I know to stay away from chemical sunscreens and stick with physical blockers.

by beautybody Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 12:13PM Report as inappropriate

i'm not pregnant, but it seems like literally everything someone would use on an everyday basis is on here. i'm sure some products are better than others to use, but are people using that much of a certain product that it could be absorbed by the body that fast???

by LMarie27 Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 07:35PM Report as inappropriate

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