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Make Over Your Beauty Routine

Now that you’re pregnant, you’ll want to make some changes to your beauty routine to make it ultra-safe for baby -- and help you look and feel your best all nine months long. Or at least as best as you can when you’ve got morning sickness, swollen ankles and/or sleepless nights. Don’t worry -- this will be painless. Here’s what to do.

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Look More Closely at Labels

There are some chemicals your doc will tell you to completely avoid in skincare products, such as Accutane, tetracycline, topical salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. If you’re unsure about anything you use, check it with your OB.

Some experts believe a chemical found in certain nail polishes, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), may be harmful to your fetus. You’ll also want to avoid formaldehyde and toluene. Luckily, there are major brands that don’t have those ingredients.

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