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Our friends at Mama Mio dropped by to share the fundamentals in natural skincare during pregnancy. Their 100% safe range effectively minimises the urge to scour the back of products for the ingredients, knocking off an additional stress for mothers to be. Pregnancy is one of the most incredible things a woman can experience. It might sound cliché, but nothing compares to feeling your little miracle grow and move inside you. However, along with those magical moments comes a little bit of fear. From what to eat, to how to sleep, what you should wear to what skincare to use there’s an overwhelming amount of information out there. Whether it’s that overbearing colleague or an extensive online forum; it can be difficult to get the information you actually want and need when you want and need it. We’ve put together the facts on why using natural skincare during pregnancy is important for you and your unborn baby to make things easy.

What we know

People often ask if what we place onto our skin is absorbed into the bloodstream? While it’s true there are some chemicals which are too large to enter our bloodstream, many are small enough to penetrate. Therefore what you put onto your skin during pregnancy isn’t only important for you but for your unborn baby too. -Parabens:there’s a lot of controversy surrounding parabens. Although there’s no definite link between birth defects and this class of preservatives- why take the risk? Parabens are thought to mimic oestrogen and disrupt hormones- something you don’t want during pregnancy. -Triclosan:another ingredient that is thought to disrupt hormones in the body. It’s commonly found in soaps, so it’s best to switch to a natural alternative. -Phthalates:studies are inconclusive when it comes to the use of phthalates in skincare during pregnancy. Although it is thought that they may disrupt key pregnancy hormones and pose risk to your baby. There’s no need to take a chance with these, we recommend finding phthalate free skincare. Feeling overwhelmed? If you are looking for natural and safe skincare during your pregnancy you are in safe hands with pregnancy skincare brand Mama Mio. They do all the hard work so you don’t have to, ensuring all their products are 100% safe to use during pregnancy.

What we don't know

The amount of studies carried out on pregnant woman are actually limited, because it’s not worth the risk to an unborn life to test potentially dangerous products. There’s so much we don’t know and that’s why exercising caution is always best. Doing a bit of a beauty detox, cherry picking your products and making a natural beauty decision, means making a smart decision for you and your baby. We always recommend speaking to your doctor if you have any qualms about adding something new to your skincare routine during pregnancy.

Your pregnancy skincare solution

Want to make good skincare choices, but not sure where to start? Mama Mio have a ‘No Nasties’ policy, promising their products are the cleanest yet most effective products theycan make. Their formulas do not contain the known nasties such as phthalates, parabens, petrolatum, mineral oils, sodium laureth lauryl, sulfates or xenoestrogensand use organic ingredients when they can. You’ll find natural ingredients such as super nourishing Organic Shea Butter, Omega rich Organic Rose Hip Oil and soothing Green Cabbage Extract in their formulas, to nourish and protect your pregnant skin in the safest way possible. From stretch marks to swollen ankles, sore boobs to hormonal breakouts, Mama Mio has a skincare solution for your every need.

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