11 Beauty Ingredients You Should Watch Out for During Pregnancy

By Jenn Sinrich | Originally Published Jul 28, 2018 on Total Beauty. | Featuring Dr. Sherry Ross

Bringing a life into this world is an incredibly beautiful thing, but it’s also an enormous responsibility. From the second conception occurs, everything a mom-to-be inhales, ingests, aborbs and is exposed to can affect her developing baby. We all know to avoid drinking alcohol, eat healthy and stop smoking, but you also need to take a close look at the beauty and skin care products you’re using.

“Any beauty products used on the skin during pregnancy can be absorbed into the bloodstream and travel to the baby,” says Sherry Ross, MD, OB/GYN and women’s health expert at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California. For this reason, it’s important to avoid any potentially harmful ingredient, which, unfortunately, includes the ingredients contained in many of our beloved beauty products.

To help ensure you keep yourself and your developing baby out of harm’s way, we asked experts to list the top beauty ingredients to avoid during pregnancy.

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