7 Natural Beauty Products I Wish Someone Told Me About Before I Got Pregnant
Twenty-some weeks ago, I had no idea what was, and wasn't, OK to use on my skin whilst expecting. But having passed the halfway point in my first pregnancy, I feel I'm in a good place to make a few baby-safe skincare recommendations. Like a lot of women, being "with child" has prompted me to take a closer look at the things I use to pretty up my face and hair. Opinions vary on a lot of beauty ingredients (aside from retinol, which is deemed unsafe), so there aren't hard and fast rules. That said, I operate under the assumption that if something maybe isn't good for the tiny person growing inside me (how weird does that sound?), it's probably not doing me any favours either. Having PCOS also informs my current product choices, as I tend to steer clear of potential endocrine disruptors, such as synthetic fragrances and parabens.
Living by these still-unfamiliar beauty rules isn't always easy, but one of the simplest ways to navigate them is by sticking with natural products. I already had a few firm favourites (like Agent Nateur's deodorant, and RMS's Un-Cover Up), but my beauty routine was missing a few key things. From a pregnancy-safe acne treatment to non-toxic moisturiser, I've discovered a few winners in the past six months. They're so good, I wish someone had told me about them before I got pregnant, but I'm more than happy to sing their praises now.
Keep scrolling for the pregnancy-safe beauty products I love.