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Anti-Aging Creams During Pregnancy

Anti-aging creams are included on the list of beauty treatments that are considered unsafe to use during pregnancy. This is because of the fact that most anti-aging creams include high doses of vitamin A. Anti Aging Cream During PregnancyClinical studies have linked high doses of vitamin A with birth defects. While absorption through the skin may decrease the amount of vitamin A entering the bloodstream, there is still a huge risk for vitamin A toxicity.

According to the Boston University School of Medicine, women who reported an intake of 10,000 IUs of vitamin A or more while pregnant were at an increased risk of fetal neural tube defects. Specific defects noted in the study included defects of the head, nervous system, thymus, face and heart. The development of a cleft palate in utero may also be associated with high intakes of vitamin A.

Anti-aging creams include creams created to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Common names for vitamin A include: Oleovitamin A, 3-Dehydroretinol, Retinol, Retinoids, Retinol Acetate, Retinol Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Retinyl Acetate and Vitamin A Palmitate. When choosing any facial lotion, body cream, or skin treatment, it is important to read the ingredient label and note any sources of vitamin A. Some products will list vitamin A by more than one name, which means the anti-aging cream includes multiple sources of the vitamin.

Pregnant women may not believe anti-aging creams supply enough vitamin A to affect fetal development, but many creams will not include the total IUs of vitamin A used in a given formula. This leaves the pregnant woman with no knowledge of how much vitamin A is being supplied with each use of the anti-aging cream. Certain sunscreens and bug sprays may also include sources of vitamin A. It is important to refrain from using anti-aging creams and any skin treatment that includes a source of vitamin A during pregnancy.


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By: Mikelsoria On: Jun 23, 2014  12:11AM

Mostly after the pregnancy ladies have the problem of cellulite, so some womens use the anti aging creams while there are some of the anti cellulite creams also available.


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By: Doradora On: Jul 12, 2013  8:20AM

Since I have been reading anti aging skin care tips recently, I have made up my mind to try them on my elder sister, as she remains worried about losing her youthful looks with the growing age. She would certainly like using such products that can helps retaining the charm of being appreciated by her husband for her dressing sense and natural beauty.


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By: jazz pollard On: Jul 1, 2013  7:09AM

There is not any problem in using anti aging products during pregnancy because they are known to contain natural and safe ingredients which works good for signs of aging...you can try different anti aging products that will definitely work for you as explained in the blog!!! there are many anti aging products that include wrinkle creams, eye creams and many more..

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