Out With the Old, In With the New
From energy levels to hair texture and growth, pregnancy comes with a lot of changes…and that extends to the contents of your beauty cabinet. Below, we share three simple swaps that make the building blocks of a beauty routine that’s safe for you and your little one.
Swap your antiperspirant for a natural deodorant
When pregnancy hormones cause your body to run hotter than ever, reaching for a traditional deodorant multiple times a day can become your go-to. However, these products typically contain aluminum, an ingredient that clogs your pores to prevent you from sweating. While this may sound like a positive, sweating is actually your body’s way of regulating its temperature. That’s why we love natural deodorants like the Fresh Mama Deodorant from HATCH. This aluminum-free alternative allows your body to sweat and instead focuses on addressing odor. Plus it’s gentle enough for sensitive, hormonal skin and doesn’t contain parabens or phthalates.
Switch your old haircare with clean shampoos and conditioners
Speaking of phthalates, we recommend checking the back of your shampoo and conditioner bottles to make sure this group of chemicals isn’t lurking in there. Why? Because phthalates are believed to be endocrine disruptors that can affect hormone levels and cause complications during pregnancy. To be on the safe side, switch products containing phthalates with clean alternatives like the Grown Alchemist Volumizing Shampoo.
Trade being a sunbather to being sun smart
We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: sunscreen of any kind should be worn by everyone, every single day. It’s a must-have in every beauty routine because it can help protect your skin from burns, signs of premature aging, and cancer. And when you’re expecting, it’s even more important to reach for sun protection because pregnancy can increase your skin’s sensitivity to sunlight and cause dark spots called melasma. Mineral sunscreens (also called physical sunscreens) are a great choice for pregnant people as they’re hypoallergenic and sit on top of your skin, rather than being absorbed. Additionally, these formulas are reef-safe so you can help keep our oceans healthy for future generations.
Searching for clean and safe formulas that address some of pregnancy’s other unique concerns, like stretch marks and morning sickness? Check out our Pregnancy + Postpartum collection for trusted and effective products that have been carefully vetted by our team.