Post # 1
Gah. Coming off of BCP definitely has it’s disadvantages. I have always struggled with acne and it is SO bad now that i’m off the pill.
My doctor gave me a prescription for some pills but you can’t take them while TTC. I’ve also heard that you should avoid anything with sacylic acid (spelling?!) as well.
Do you bees have any suggestions on safe & EFFECTIVE products to help with acne? More face than body, but it’s starting to spread on my neck which is totally disgusting. 🙁
Not feeling very pretty these days.
Post # 3
I’ve never been told that salylic acid is bad while TTC. I’ve been using it in my face wash the whole 2+ years I’ve been TTC. I think it could just be while you’re pregnant.
For what it’s worth, I use the Alba AcneDote line of face wash and it’s amazing. I’ve tried Proactive, Neutrogena SkinID, neutrogena, Yes to Carrots, and countless others. This stuff clears up acne and keeps it away. AMAZING!
Post # 4
I don’t have any advice, but I’m bookmarking this thread because the only thing stopping us from TTC is the horrible acne I get when going off the pill. I don’t know what I’m going to do 🙁
Post # 5
I have not been allowed to take anything and started breaking out the second I got pregnant. I bought really good facewash and al new makeup for sensitive skin. It has helped control some of the breakouts. I never had a problem going off the pill, but I can imagine that the change in hormone levels can effect your skin and make it more dry, sensitive, etc.
Post # 6
I was definitely told that salicylic acid is not safe for pregnancy. But I wouldn’t worry about during TTC. I did cut back on products like that when I started and now almost 2 years later, I wish I hadn’t. They classify every product on a scale from A to Z for it’s safety during pregnancy…
Post # 7
I have never in my life had acne but have been on oral contraceptives since early puberty for treatment for cysts, so that’s probably why….off BC since January and have had some mild breakouts since. Early last week I had some crazy breakouts like I’ve never had befroe I JUST switched to Mary Kay products and my face is clearing already =) Big fan! I think it’s all safe, but I will check to be sure once I do get pregnant. While TTC I’m not too worried about those chemicals, such a short amount of time the product is on the skin you know?
Post # 8
This isn’t a product really, but using my clarisonic has been really helping my post-BC breakouts and you can use it with whatever safe product you choose.
Post # 9
I read somewhere that a certain amount even in pregnancy is ok. I BELIEVE it’s 2% and under. The two acne face washes I own both fall under that. One is 2% salycic acid and the other is something like .5%… I think for TTC it’s a little bit like a drink till its pink decision….