Pregnancy changes a woman’s body, and sometimes not for the better. Many women, for example, experience skin and hair problems that they didn’t have before pregnancy:
- Skin problems: darkening, dryness, formation of stretch marks
- Hair problems: brittle, dry, coarse, thinning or hair loss (androgenetic alopecia)
The so-called pregnancy glow sadly eludes many women, often because of these two reasons:
- It is their body’s natural response to the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy.
- Moms-to-be are wary of using skin and hair care products because they don’t want to put their baby’s health at risk.
There are many skin and hair care products that claim to be safe for pregnant women, but some of them may contain ingredients that could have adverse effects on a fetus. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cites retinoids (over-the-counter skin creams), salicylic acid (acne treatments), hydroquinone (skin lightening products), and aluminum chloride hexahydrate (antiperspirants, deodorants) as examples.
If you or someone you know is expecting and experiencing the skin and hair issues mentioned above, you might want to try out moringa-infused products.
Natural Moringa: Safe for Expecting Women
Moringa olifeira is a natural substance derived from moringa or the malunggay plant. It has plenty of known health benefits and medicinal properties, like being a powerful antioxidant and anti-cancer agent, having antimicrobial properties, and more. Fortunately for Filipinas, malunggay is abundant in our country. Moreover, Moringa-O2 has made available a variety of products that bottled the skin and hair benefits of moringa extracts.
Moringa-O2 Products that are Safe for Pregnant Women
We recommend the following products to pregnant women who want to manage the side effects pregnancy has inflicted on their appearance. These are all made from natural ingredients, and they don’t contain harmful chemicals and substances.
- For Hair Loss
Moringa-O2 harnesses the power of moringa extract in minimizing hair loss with our Herbal Anti-Hairfall Shampoo with Argan Oil. It contains collagen proteins which strengthen hair and help protect it from environmental damage. The serine amino acids, hydrolyzed elastin, and natural moringa in its formulation also nourish the hair follicles and scalp, helping stimulate new growth and increasing hair volume.
- For Coarse Hair
Complete your hair care with the Moringa-O2 Herbal Anti-Hairfall Conditioner, also with Argan Oil. It is enriched with natural vitamins and fatty acids that moisturize the hair and scalp. The combination of moringa, olive and omega oils can help reverse hair damage with continuous use.
- For Dull Skin
As your body adjusts to hormonal changes, your skin may also experience irregularities in moisture retention and elasticity. This explains the tight, dry, and flaky feeling you might have during your pregnancy.
We have two products that can help alleviate these skin problems. One is the Moringa-O2 Herbal Facial Toner. Like our hair conditioner, it contains malunggay extract, olive and omega oils that revitalize the skin. Moringa, known for its anti-bacterial properties, can also prevent acne.
Another product you can try is the Moringa-O2 Herbal Moisturizing Lotion. In addition to moringa, olive and omega oils, it also contains aloe vera, which is famous for its rehydration properties. Your skin should feel less tight and dry when you apply this all-natural moisturizing lotion. The anti-oxidants in the natural ingredients give the product an anti-aging benefit.
Moringa is a powerful antioxidant with fantastic skin and hair benefits. Coupled with other natural ingredients in Moringa-O2 products, it could give you relief for your skin and hair problems during pregnancy. Browse our product list or check out the Moringa-O2 products on display at the nearest supermarket.