(Closed) Best face wash

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I love Cetaphil daily facial cleanser.  I use that and the dailyadvance ultra moisturizing lotion on my face every day (the one for sensitive skin) and I use the moisturizing cream on my belly, thighs, and breasts to help with skin elasticity as I stretch for baby. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

During pregnancy, you want to avoid salicylic acid, which is the active ingredient in a lot of acne facial cleansers.  I use Aveeno Positively Radiant Cleanser, which does not have salicylic acid.  I really like it, it works well, and it’s cheap, so that’s a bonus.  Also, I normally have very oily skin (although my skin really dried out in pregnancy) and I use baking powder once a week to help curb that problem.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

Here’s a decent write-up on what’s not recommended.

http://www.babycenter.com/0_safe-skin-care-during-pregnancy_1490031.bc

“Small amounts applied to the skin — such as a salicylic acid-containing toner used once or twice a day — are considered safe.” They seem to advise a salicylic acid content of 2% or less.

So back to your question — not pregnant, but I have hormonal breakouts still. I use a mild face wash (Philosophy Purity) and then use spot treatments and Clinique toner. I find using an acne face wash is too harsh and drying, but sometimes use a Neutrogena acne scrub every few days.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

@iHeartTwinkies:  I was at my sis-in-law’s this weekend and we were discussing face washes.  She has had “normal” skin all her life and hasn’t required any over the counter washes as warm water has been sufficient.  Lately, she has been breaking out so she saw her dermatologist and she said the *only* wash and moisturizer he recommends is Cetaphil.  She said it’s wonderful.  I plan to buy some for myself.  I’d give it a try!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

@iHeartTwinkies: my friend is a Mary Kay rep (in fact, she’s my dealer) and she told me that the Mary Kay Timewise is fine. She used it through out her pregnancy and she told me when I got pregnant it was safe.

Hope that helps!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

I love, love, love Cetaphil.  My dermatologist recommended it years ago and it works so well.  Its very mild.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

I love, love, love Cetaphil.  My dermatologist recommended it years ago and it works so well.  Its very mild.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

The estetician who gave my facial suggested the best products to use during pregnancy were those that are 100% plant based. I’ve been using a natural face cleanser for more oily skin and it has helped…something similar to Kiss My Face, Avalon Organics, Alba, etc.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Cetaphil and Purpose are great.  Cetaphil is milder. 

You also need to exfoliate once a week.  Buy a mild exfoliating cleanser, or even use the cetaphil and a gentle washcloth.

I’d suggest spot-treating with benzoyl peroxide, as long as this is safe for pregnancy (I think it is).  And put this on every day where you usually get break-outs, not just when they are active.

If it gets really bad, you could try Pro-Active.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Cetaphil has worked for me! I was in the same boat as you…I had really clear skin until my pregnancy and now I’ve been getting small breakouts on my face

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