What to expect when expecting.
Posted on November 14 2022
If you are reading this and blessed with a little one growing inside your womb, you are probably have feelings of nervousness, excitement and uncertainty about how your beautiful body will be growing. Here are 6 most commonly asked questions at Life on mars Beauty
1.What skincare ingredients should I be avoiding?
Certain ingredients can be absorbed into your body and therefore your babies too.Retinoids, Salicylic Acids, Glycolic Acids and Hydroquinone are 4 that pop-up immediately.NO RETIN A (Vitamin A) ) at all. Although perfectly fine when not pregnant it gets converted to a chemical that is damaging to the neurosystem of your growing baby.
Here are the 4 LOM products in the line with Salicylic and Glycolic Acid and the product you can use instead.
Eliminate Curbside Peel and use Lift Off instead
Eliminate Andromeda MIst and use Libra MIst instead
Eliminate Maru Moisturizer and use Vega with Libra Mist over the Oil
Eliminate Sea Me Feel Me and use HoneyMoon
2.What kind of skincare changes can I look forward to during my pregnancy?
*Dark spots on breasts, nipples and inner thighs
*Melasma (brown patches on the face around the cheeks, nose and forehead.
Try Nova Oil to bring your skin back to balance with Astaxanthin that lightens and brightens dark spots naturally..
*Linea Nigra which is a dark line that runs from the naval straight down to the pubic bone area
*Stretch marks most commonly occur on the breasts, belly and thighs. Use Mariner Body Scrub and Hydra Moon to keep those areas strong and supple.Use Laminaria rich Space Glow daily to help prevent the severity of stretch marks.
*Pregnancy Acne. Use Vega Oil and Libra Mist over any acne areas to balance bacteria and clear up breakouts.
*Spider, and Varicose Veins- Flats and sneakers are an order in the court.
3.What kind of Changes in hair and nail growth should I expect?- Pregnancy vitamins equals rapid nail and hair growth.Our 12 free nail polish is beautiful, fashion forward and free of any questionable ingredients.Organic Vega oil will keep your nail beds clean and cuticles in check and can be doubled as an anti acne oil for face and body. Organic Anghooli Shampoo and Gentilly Conditioner will reduce any scalp irritation, nasty flakes, dryness and inflammation.
4. Any help for Sciatica or leg cramps?
LOM 's Laid Back Joynt Cream is a topical analgesic that will give you hours of pain relief and also help with any swelling.
5.Can I use anything on my chest while nursing?
The nipples can become cracked, dry and chaffed from nursing. Use Helix in between feedings to soothe and repair, it's a game changer!
Toxic chemicals and medications WILL travel into your breast milk.
6.What about safe sun care? Sun protection is one of the most important things you can do for long lasting wrinkle and skin cancer prevention.
Keep Avobenzone and Oxybenzone a key ingredient in many sunscreens away from you and your baby. Period.
Mineral sunscreens with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are a better choice. Avoid sprays and powders even if mineral. Use the lotion instead.A long sleeve sun shirt and a wide brimmed hat are your best bets.