From the moment you know that you are pregnant you stay away from that glass of wine, you have stopped eating sushi, carpaccio and brie and you are careful with coffee and herbs. But what about hair paint, nail polish and sunburn? Can you use it safely?

Everything that you apply to your skin can be absorbed in the blood and thus reach the placenta. However, most beauty products are completely safe. You do not necessarily have to be completely natural for the full 9 months.

If you are not allowed to use a product during pregnancy, special warnings are given. Read the instructions carefully if you are not completely sure.

About cosmetics

There is special legislation for cosmetics: pregnant women must also be able to use products. Therefore, it is absolutely forbidden to use substances that can be harmful to the unborn child. This is strictly monitored in the Netherlands and Europe. However, it is good to know the following:

Tooth blisters

Some toothpastes contain a very low peroxide content. It serves, together with other, often some abrasive ingredients, to whiten the teeth . This ingredient is safe for adults, even if you swallow a little. The products can in principle also be used during pregnancy, because the amount you swallow is minimal. However, if you want to take it for granted, use a toothpaste without peroxide.

It is important to keep your mouth well during pregnancy . You run more risk of gum problems and cavities.

Hair spray and nail polish

Cosmetics such as hair spray and nail polish often contain phthalates. Some phthalates are known to increase the risk of congenital abnormalities. Phthalates at risk are now legally prohibited in cosmetics. In hairspray and nail polish are solvents that you easily inhale in use. To be sure, you can best apply nail polish in a well-ventilated room. The same applies to hair spray.

Sun products

A recent study has linked the use of benzophenone, a UV filter, to low birth weight in girls. However, this study did not prove that the sunscreen was the culprit. There are also other options, such as sunscreen with zinc oxide or titanium oxide.

For pregnant women the use of a good sunscreen is of great importance. The hormones make the skin more sensitive than normal. Pregnant women can therefore use the best products with a high protection factor. In addition, protective clothing is necessary. For all methods that give you a tan, self tanner , sunbed and sun, everything goes with moderation.


During pregnancy, acne is often made worse by the fluctuations in hormones. However, it is not advisable to use anti-acne medicines. When acne comes up, it is best to consult your doctor.

Hair dye

During pregnancy, hair dye can be used safely if you follow the instructions carefully. Some doctors advise to avoid hair dye, especially in the first trimester. If you worry, you simply should not do it.


Many women start the day by applying foundation, lipstick and other cosmetics and let this sit until the moment they go to bed. Some ingredients, such as fragrances and lead, are not always healthy. Pregnant women can best be aware of what they are smearing on their faces.

Anti wrinkle

Some anti-wrinkle creams contain retinol, an ingredient that you can avoid better in large quantities during the first months of pregnancy. There are indications that this substance can lead to congenital disorders. If an anti-wrinkle cream can not be used during pregnancy, that’s what it says. The amount of retinol in anti-wrinkle cream is usually so low that it does not pose a risk.

Also the use of botox during pregnancy is not recommended. Although there are no solid studies to prove it, scientists think that botox can also cause a miscarriage or growth restriction.

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