While traditional nail polish is considered safe during pregnancy, experts do suggest you avoid gel polishes and manicures. The effects of gel manicures during pregnancy hasn’t been widely studied, and the ultraviolet lights used to set the gel is something you want to avoid while pregnant.
What nail polish is safe to use during pregnancy?
Midwife Hannah Harvey recommends nail brand OPI and their acetone-free nail varnish remover as pregnancy-safe.
Can you use nail polish in pregnancy?
It’s fine to use nail polish and nail polish remover during pregnancy. Certain chemicals in some nail polish products are potentially harmful, but only if you’re using them in larger than normal amounts, and you’re regularly exposed to them in unventilated spaces.
Is deodorant safe during pregnancy?
Look closely at the label of your favorite deodorant now that you’re pregnant. You want to steer clear of parabens, which are preservatives that have been linked to birth defects. And anything containing synthetic fragrance is definitely questionable.
Is UV light bad for pregnancy?
Sensitive skin and pregnancy
This can be a sign your skin will react more strongly to UV rays. If you sunbathe or use a sunbed, the dark patches are likely to increase. Direct and prolonged exposure to UV light also carries the risk of overheating for both you and your unborn baby.
Is it bad to be a nail tech while pregnant?
All the medical, chemical, and workplace hazard experts NAILS interviewed agree that a pregnant nail technician can continue working in the salon unless she is experiencing ether medical problems or she is unwilling to work safely.
Can you dye your hair when pregnant?
The chemicals in permanent and semi-permanent hair dyes are not highly toxic. Most research, although limited, shows it’s safe to colour your hair while pregnant. Some studies have found that very high doses of the chemicals in hair dyes may cause harm.
Are all Essie polishes 3 free?
Like OPI, Essie is considered “3-free” (free of toluene, formaldehyde, and DPB) but it also has several ingredients we aren’t fans of. It contains aluminum powder and dimethicone. Neither one of these is great for your body to absorb on a regular basis.