Choosing the best deodorant and perfume for pregnancy
If you are heavy with a child, the best deodorant for pregnancy may just be what you need to lift your mood. Though the majority of pregnant women find wearing their favorite scent to be quite helpful enough in making them feel better with their condition, there are some who have reported having observed otherwise, nonetheless. The reason for this lies in the ingredients that are hidden in the bottle.
If you are thinking whether it’s time to change brands or if you are still undecided which brand to use, you may find this post helpful.
Does your scent make sense?
You may have found that the brand that worked well with you while you were not yet pregnant just didn’t work well when you became pregnant. As you may have already also observed, pregnancy may have caused your body (including your skin and your senses) to be more sensitive to almost everything that you consume, whether internally or externally. This is due to the fact that there are ingredients in every formulation that may cause your already sensitive body to react negatively.
Hormonal changes are partly to blame
While you are pregnant, your body creates more hormones known as estrogen and progesterone. This is the primary reason why you experience dramatic changes during pregnancy, such as increased mood swings, visible glow (if not, unappealing) on the skin, changes in your sense of balance, and so on.
Checking the label may not always be enough
Though most formulations will provide a list of the active ingredients added in the perfume or deodorant that you want to purchase or already using, not everything listed on every label says it all. There may be hidden ingredients that are intentionally not indicated for very obvious reasons. For instance, some products will indicate “fragrance” on their product label to conceal any synthetic substance that they might have used to replace the more expensive natural fragrances.
There are also chemicals that may be added to specific perfumes and deodorants that may also be concealed, such as hormone disruptors like BHT, Octinoxate, phthalates, oxybenzone, and so on.
Natural vs. Synthetic fragrances
Natural fragrances are extracted from plants. Any fragrance that is made through other methods are considered synthetic or synthetic-nature identical raw materials, intentionally chemically modified natural raw materials, and the likes, are all associated with synthetic fragrances, however. Those that do not fall under the natural fragrance category are chemically created to imitate the scent of natural extracts.
Although synthetic fragrances may smell so good, they may cause many undesirable effects. As such, you may hear your doctor reminding you to take note of everything that you may use, and that includes the perfumes as well as the deodorants that you may think of buying.
And as much as 60% of everything that touches your skin may be absorbed into your bloodstream and organs and later affect the baby inside your tummy, you need to be careful of the things that you apply on your skin.
You may be checking the label of your favorite deodorant and scent at any point while reading this post. While you are at it, take note if there are ingredients such as parabens, PEG 20, propylene glycol, sodium benzoate, and triclosan. These chemical substances have been linked to birth defects. And anything on your beauty kit that may have one or more of these should not be used while you are pregnant.
If you are still looking for an alternative for your pre-pregnancy scents, you will need to consider not only what you see and experience at the moment — the scent and all visible cues– that may affect your pregnancy. Do not settle for anything cheaper just to satisfy your desire to find a new scent or deodorant. Look for an option that comes with all natural ingredients.
Checking online reviews about the product is also a great way to see how those who may have used the same option that you find appealing have to say about the product. You may also visit the company’s website for additional details about the product.
Change is always inevitable. If you are still in doubt, you can always ask your doctor for an expert’s recommendation. Always stay on the safe side.