Skin care pregnant - guide:


How to avoid potentially hormone-disrupting substances, perfumes and other unnecessary chemicals when choosing skin care during your pregnancy

As a pregnant woman, it is particularly important to take good care of yourself and your skin, which embraces and protects the baby. But it can be difficult to find your way around the jungle of good advice and countless skin care products. Therefore, below we have collected a number of good tips and tricks on how to choose the best and gentlest care for yourself during pregnancy.



Skin care pregnancy: Take good care of yourself and your skin during pregnancy 

When you're pregnant, it's especially important to go for gentle skin care products without unnecessary chemicals. This is because the skin becomes extra sensitive and delicate during pregnancy, but also because your choice helps to minimize the amount of chemicals and hormone-disrupting substances that you and your future child are exposed to. The skin is the body's largest organ and absorbs some of the ingredients you apply to it. As a pregnant woman, it is therefore extra important to take care of yourself and your baby and ensure that the products you use are perfume-free and contain as few ingredients as possible. 

A good rule to remember is to go for skin care products certified with the Nordic Ecolabel and recommended by AllergyCertified and Asthma Allergy Nordic. Swan-labelled care products are free of substances that are on the EU's list of suspected hormone-disrupting substances, and meet strict requirements regarding which ingredients may be in the products. The allergy labels are your guarantee that the products are completely free of perfume. In this way, you avoid exposing yourself and your child to unnecessary chemicals and at the same time reduce the risk of allergic reactions. If you also choose to go for skin care that carries the organic Ecocert/COSMOS certification, you are sure to avoid parabens in your skin care.

What are endocrine disruptors?

Our hormone system is affected by many different factors – it can be affected by stress and chemicals, for example. Some chemicals – the so-called hormone-disrupting substances – can enter and affect the body's natural turnover of hormones, and this can cause disturbances in the hormonal balance to occur ( 1 ). When you are pregnant or would like to be, it is extra important that you try to avoid these substances, as the baby in your belly is particularly sensitive to disturbances in the hormonal balance ( 2 ).

Be aware of the cocktail effect!

Products that contain hormone-disrupting, cancer-causing or allergy-causing substances – fortunately – rarely contain large enough quantities of the substances in question for the products to be harmful in themselves ( 3 ). But since we are exposed to unwanted chemicals from many different places during our everyday life, what is called the cocktail effect can occur, which means that the substances together can pose a risk to your health ( 4 ). That's why it's a good idea to try to avoid unnecessary chemicals when you choose skin care - both before, during and after your pregnancy. 



Give your sensitive skin extra care

As a pregnant woman, you probably know the feeling that your skin is extra delicate and sensitive? It can feel a little as if the skin is about to burst and that the whole body is irritated by itching and soreness when you touch it. Most pregnant women find that their skin becomes hypersensitive and that it requires extra care. The best thing you can do is to give your skin plenty of moisture and nourishment. A good tip is to lubricate your body with a good, moisturizing oil, which will help your skin to find peace and soften it, so that it will be easier for the skin to expand - especially on the stomach.

But which body oil/stomach oil should you choose?

Oil for stretch marks

Many pregnant women focus on preventing stretch marks during pregnancy and take care of the stomach with delicious oils that can make the skin supple and soft. Almond, apricot kernel and jojoba oil in particular are popular due to the oils' content of vitamin E and ability to keep the skin soft and elastic. However, there is no scientific evidence that stretch marks can be prevented or reduced with oil, but it is a fact that oil helps to make the skin more supple, soft and resistant when the skin on the stomach expands and stretches to make room for the little, new life. When the body is exposed to extra pressure, it is therefore a very good idea to ensure that the skin on the stomach is kept well-groomed and well-moisturized, so that it can expand more easily. And it also helps with itching to care for the skin with plenty of moisture so that it does not become dehydrated, dry and irritated.

How to choose the right body oil when you are pregnant

The market for body oils and especially body oils/stomach oils for pregnant women is large, but not all oils are equally good if you want to reduce the risk of allergies and spare yourself and your future child unnecessary chemicals. So what should you pay attention to when finding the right oil for you and your growing belly? Here, certifications such as the Swan label, AllergyCertified, Asthma Allergy Nordic and Ecocert/COSMOS are a good benchmark to look for. The Nordic Ecolabel is, among other things, your guarantee that the product you choose is free of substances that are on the EU's list of suspected endocrine-disrupting substances and that it meets strict requirements regarding which ingredients may be in the ingredient list. 

The best belly oil for pregnant women - recommendation from pregnant woman to pregnant woman

When you as a pregnant woman have to choose an oil for the body, it is of course alpha omega that the oil has been developed from good and pure ingredients, but it is also largely about consistency and absorbency. It must not feel greasy!

Derma Eco Body Oil is the favorite oil among many pregnant women. And not without reason. It is a nourishing and softening certified body oil which penetrates quickly without being greasy. The oil contains organic jojoba, almond and apricot kernel oil, which provides the skin with plenty of moisture and vitamin E, so that the skin retains its suppleness and elasticity and is left soft, delicious and well cared for.

Derma's body oil is also organically certified by Ecocert/COSMOS, the Nordic Ecolabel, AllergyCertified and recommended by Asthma Allergy Nordic. It is without perfume and dyes and thereby minimizes the risk of allergic reactions and skin irritations. And it's also 100% vegan. Derma Eco Body Oil has also been assessed as a good choice by the Consumer Council Tænk Kemi and has been given a 'green flask' in the Kemiluppen. The absolute stamp of quality.

Nothing to say about the fact that Derma Eco Body Oil has just been voted the winner in the category BEST Body Care product!

It is so delicious, penetrates quickly, and it feels good to have a little moisture for the rapidly growing tummy."