Acne products for pregnant women? Help!

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’ve been using Aveda Outer Peace Foaming Cleanser twice a day and it helped to clear up some of my acne, but I think a lot of it is hormonal.  It was bad for me during my first trimester.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My doctor was comfortable with me continuing to use salicylic acid in small quantities fyi. I recognize that it’s not for everyone but wanted to share my experience. Congrats! 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’d recommend checking out Acne.org and their program, “the regimen.” I switched up all my face stuff in preparation for TTC, and their focus is on using products that decrease inflamation and irritation – so you’ll use a sensitive skin cleanser, a 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and a sensitive skin moisturizer.  I’ve been using that for months now and it’s working great for me (I use Olay cleanser and moisturizer, I ordered the AHA lotion the website recommends because that helps with dry skin and is supposed to be anti-wrinkle, and I ordered their benzoyl peroxide because it’s a good price for the amount you get).

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Before I was pregnant I used the AcneFree system and my doctor told me to stop. Not because of the peroxide, which was the active ingredient, but because of the rest of the ingredients and to be on the safe side. Since then I use the Olay Sensitive Skin cleanser in the morning and the Olay 4in1 Daily Facial Cloths at night and use the Walmart brand moisturizer (the generic for Neutrogena) both morning and night. It took me a few weeks to find the right combo of face wash and moisturizer because my skin went crazy when I was first pregnant. I had more problems with the moisturizers than the face washes: break outs, to oily, to dry, etc.

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