Beauty tips for the modern Kenyan Woman.

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Beauty products for pregnant Women

Beauty products to avoid during pregnancy

During pregnancy one should be cautious while using cosmetics and beauty care products containing chemicals that might harm your baby in different ways. Even though the cosmetics could be safe on a normal female but the chemicals might have dangerous side effects on a pregnancy.
The chemicals contained in creams, lotions and shampoos show gradual effects that become evident in the long run. The side effects associated with usage of beauty products might not be experienced immediately and thus one continues to use skin care products that will hamper growth of you baby. One such product is acutane, a key ingredient of acne creams that causes birth defects in the baby. The following products should be avoided under all circumstances by a pregnant.

1. Retinol creams Skin care products containing retinoid affect the health of an unborn child. The effects are fairly severe if expecting moms are exposed to oral retinoid. It can cause birth defects in a baby.

2. Paraben lotions-paraben is added as preservative to a wide range of beauty products to protects bacterial, fungal and mold growth on creams, shampoos, sunscreens, astringents and different types of body lotions. Paraben is not safe as it causes disruption in reproductive hormones.
3Acetone/Alcoholic Removers
While performing pedicures and manicures, extensive use of stain removers and alcoholic cleansers is a common practice. Nail paint removers contain acetone and ethanol that release fumes when used. These fumes, when inhaled by expecting mothers, can affect development of fetus.

Other Products
There are many more products that are harmful during pregnancy. Phthalate and dibutyl phthalate are present in nail polishes, hair removing lotions, deodorants, body sprays, etc. Phthalates when absorbed by body also hamper fetal growth.

It’s suggested not to change beauty products frequently as your skin gets suited to the specific types of ingredients present in the product.


Beauty products in Kenya

Beauty Products and the related skin problems

Women can choose from a range of beauty products to improve the health and texture of their skin. Great looking skin also accentuates the beauty of the user. To understand the use of beauty and body care products, it’s important that you fully understand what skin is.
Common skin problems

Almost everyone woman suffers from one skin problem or the other at some point in their life.
Here is a list of the common skin problems that people may suffer from:

  • Acne
    Teenagers mainly suffer from this skin condition. It appears in the form of pimples, which develop as a result of the pores on your skin getting clogged. due to the build up of oil dirt and dead skin cells. The mixture of dead cells, oil and dirt can facilitate the growth of bacteria, leading to an infection. Acne can develop on the face, neck, back and chest. There are various skin care products that specifically help treat acne.
  • Eczema
    There are two common forms of eczema namely atopic dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is usually seen in children and is characterized by itchy rashes behind the knees and also in the crux of the elbow.

Allergic contact dermatitis is usually seen in adults and is characterized by severe itching,            red rash or dry patches and tenderness in the affected area.

To overcome the above problems always use the right skin care products and even more important read the ingredients thoroughly before you use the products. Before you buy beauty care products make sure that they are genuine and not cheap imitations.