19Formaldehyde-Containing Beauty Products


Getting pregnant does not mean that a woman should no longer wear makeup or that her beauty regimen should change drastically. Pregnant women can still slay but the caution is to avoid beauty products that are laced with formaldehyde, often in skin lighteners.

According to Byrdie

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