Post # 1
I am a newbie here…I have followed many discussions around my wedding in the spring, but have found myself back again while we are TTC.
I am trying to get a clear answer on whether or not Salicyic Acid & Benzoyl Peroxide products that are used in acne facewashes & moisturizures are safe to use while pregnant.
I use Clinques Acne Solutions, the cleansing foam and clearing moisturizer.
Does anyone have any information about it? I have heard so many mixed reviews. I would love to hear some feedback from anyone with experience.
Post # 3
My doctor says they are safe. I’ve still been reluctant to use them, though.
Post # 4
@cliniquHindi use honey and it works better then any chemicals I tried
Post # 5
hmm i read no on the salicyic acid but that the benzyol peroxide was okay? i use proactive and my doc suggested that so i assume its safe.
Post # 6
Not sure, but I use oil free witch hazel toner to control acne and it works great. I believe it is safe for pregnancy. 🙂
ETA: I’m not pregnant though.
Post # 7
- Wedding: April 2012 - St. Philip Catholic Church/Arcadia Brewing Co.
I asked my doctor (because I switched to natural stuff and my face exploded) and she said it was fine. But I would say especially with over the counter stuff you should be good but ask your doctor just to make sure if you are worried. Mine said they just are covering their butts when it says not to use while preg.
Post # 8
I’ve heard both sides – I’m not preg, but am preparing to TTC. I honestly feel like it’s better to be safe than sorry – why expose baby to chemicals when we don’t really know the effects?
I also use witch hazel toner, and it actually works even better for me than salycilic acid and benzoil peroxide ever did. I also do a honey mask a few times a week, which draws out junk from your pores and helps lock in natural moisture.
Post # 9
Thanks ladies. I think I will hold off using it until I speak with my doctor.
I’ve never heard of witch hazel…do you just get it at the pharmacy? Do you use alone, or after any other facewash??
Post # 10
I got a big bottle of witch hazel toner at Kroger for $4.50 – you should be able to find it in any drugstore or the toiletries area of Target/Walmart/etc. I use it on its own – it takes off makeup and cleans the skin by itself. You could use it after a gentle cleanser, though, if you feel like you need more cleansing.
Post # 11
My doctor said the same thing as Mrs Aardvark’s…the OTC stuff is fine, but you have to be careful if you order anything crazy or get something super concentrated from the pharmacy. I’ve been using a salicyclic acid spot treatment since like 10 weeks!
Post # 12
I wash my face with raw honey, and at night mixed in with powdered milk for exfoliation. And I use coconut oil as a moisturizer. For real, this is amazing. I do use witch hazel in the summer time when it’s hot, and you get it usually in the skincare aisle or the first aide aisle. You use it just like a toner, after cleansing. It usually has some alcohol in it, and it’s hard to find 100 percent witch hazel which is best for the skin.
Post # 13
try tea tree oil…better than putting a bunch of chemicals on your face.