(Closed) Pregnancy safe skin care

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I didn’t switch my face regimen after getting pregnant. The products I use have benzoyl peroxide in them, and I have been using them for years. I have bad skin, and it’s the only thing that works for me and my acne. If I could get away with using face wash that didn’t have it, I would. I’m not sure if it’s true, but I remember reading something that said anything sold over the counter was okay. Purely anecdotal, but DD#1 is completely fine. I think you should just do what you think is best for you and your baby.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I continued using my dermaologica line as I have very acne prone skin. I did choose not to use any spot treatments and didn’t use anything with salicylic acid. i did buy the Bella line for pregnancy and it sucked – made my acne so much worse. 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Check out Pai products. 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I’ve been using all natural productsd (raw honey for a face wash, jojoba oil as a moisturizer, oilve oil or goat milk body soap, magnesium oil as deodorant, etc.) for years, so TTC and pregnancy are no different for me. I don’t like coating my largest organ (my skin) with chemicals.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

livcee:  It depends on the product. I had started a regimine that was working amazingly for me after YEARS of stuff that almost, but not quite, helped my breakouts (mainly chin area). I had to switch as mine had a higher Salycitic Acid component, which can be absorbed into the skin. Sucks because I’ve had breakouts my whole pregnancy. I’ll playfully scold this baby boy and tell him it’s supposed to be girls that steal their mother’s beauty, not boys. 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by  KatiePi.
Post # 7
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Helper bee

I switched to Belli with my first and it did not do a thing for me so I just switched back to cerave and apricot scrub. I  keeping with that this time. I do use a scrub with <2% salicylic acid once a week to keep the acne at bay a bit. My doc looked at me like a crazy person the first time when I was asking about Safer skin care products. He assured me it wasn’t necessary.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m not pregnant yet, but we’re ttc, so I switched to using LUSH products for my hair and skincare. They’re an all natural company. They have a ton of different products. I’ve loved everything thing I’ve tried from them! 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I just used organic coconut oil to moisturize, and my regular soap (dove).

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I asked one of the midwives at my first prenatal appointment if there were any skin poducts I should avoid/switch out, and she thought the very notion was ridiculous.  If you’re not using prescription-grade heavy duty products, you’re probably fine.  She even said I could bleach my hair, so I doubt your average OTC skin product is a concern.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I use dermologica and eminence, and no one has said a thing at my dr’s appts 🙂

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i didn’t change anything. and trust me, i read all i could, it took us a long time and lot of money to get pregnant and i wouldn’t do anything to harm the baby.

i stopped using products with salicylic acid.  i had printed out a list of tons of harmful chemicals, checked a few products and figured i was safe. 

i did stop heating my lunches in plastic containers, moved to all glass.  and now use Klean Kanteen instead of plastic water bottles to drink.

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