At the age of 40, Karen Behnke had built a very successful career as a fitness and wellness entrepreneur, but when she happily became pregnant with her first child, her eyes were opened anew. The combination of hormonal changes and the emergence of signs of aging drove her to seek healthy skincare solutions that delivered visible results. She was astounded to learn that, although the skin absorbs over 60% of what is placed on it, there were very few available healthy personal care products that worked well. Relying on her executive expertise, she set out to change the beauty industry and Juice Beauty, “a clinically validated yet authentically organic beauty” line was born and is now so
Pregnant women need to know that anything they put in or on their bodies can affect their baby’s well-being. This goes for food, supplements, alcohol, cigarette smoke, and caffeine, as well as the lotions and creams they rub onto their skin. Basically everything a pregnant or nursing woman comes in contact with is of concern.
Some topical ingredients will get absorbed into the bloodstream, and dermatologists as well as OB/GYNs alike may warn you about certain prescription medications and potent ingredients to avoid. According to Beverly Hills Dermatologist Zein Obagi, MD, pregnant women should avoid applying any form of retinoids, including Avage, Differin, Renova, tretinoin, retinols, re
Pregnancy seems to be in vogue these days—even the royals will have their hands full soon with Kate Middleton and Prince William’s little one. As a new mom, I know that my skin went through so many changes during those nine months and even beyond. I definitely know that taking great care of yourself while you are expecting is not only smart, it’s healthy too.
With hormones changing as rapidly as the weather in New England, you’ll be hard pressed to pinpoint a precise skin issue during pregnancy; they can range anywhere from extremely dry skin to swollen ankles, and every major issue in between. Here are some products pregnant women can use to pamper themselves every day, without worry
Pregnancy is one of the most wonderful and amazing times in a woman’s life. It’s also a time to be safe about what products you use, since many things you put on your skin can be absorbed into the bloodstream. For example, you should check with your doctor about using tanning creams and hair dye. However, there are plenty of products that you can use without concern.
Dr. Sandra Lee Upland, a board-certified dermatologist from California, urges pregnant women to use sun screen to avoid discolorations, which are common. “Estrogen tends to rev up our skin and moles can ch