Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean you can't hit the beach. In fact, feeling the sand between your toes and that warm breeze in your hair may provide that perfect "relaxation point" your Lamaze instructor has been talking about. And as your mom always told you: Don't forget the sunscreen.
Sunscreens, including those with ingredients that penetrate the skin, are perfectly safe when you've got your own bun in the oven, says Baumann.
"[Ingredients] that do go deep into the skin do so in such small concentrations" that they're not worth worrying about, says Johnson. "I personally prefer titanium dioxide and zinc oxide ? they are powerful physical sunscreens and do not penetrate the skin."
She adds, "In addition to sunscreen, we advise sun-smart behaviors ? avoiding the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; using a sun hat, sunglasses and sun-protective clothing; and reapplying your sunscreen every two hours."
And if you have melasma, adds Baumann, you can try a UV protector with a skin lightener.
On the label:
Avobenzone (Parsol 1789)
Octyl methoxycinnamate (OMC)
Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA)
Safe to use
2) I dyed my hair and eyebrows before I knew that I was pregnant in a room which I'm sorry to say was not very well ventilated. Should I be worried?
3) Have any of you used Andrews antacid (with magnesium sulphate) during pregnancy? Is it safe to use?
Sorry about all the questions but as I said, I'm a worried mama and would appreciate any feedback. Thanks!