(Closed) Safe lotions/cleansers for moms-to-be?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1220 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@CObee:  Uh, I don’t know where you read about salicylic acid, but it’s the ORAL form that is an issue.  Are you injesting the stuff or just using it on your face?  Skin cleansers are totally fine, just don’t use the face peels or other things that you leave on your face for a long time (like a mask) that soak in.



Post # 4
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I switched to Aveeno Positively Radiant cleanser during pregnancy to avoid salcylic acid, and ended up liking it so much, I’m still using it!  🙂  I also Aveeno oatmeal body lotion.  Other than that, I kept my regular beauty routine, and didn’t change my make-up, deodorant, etc…

You can always just buy beauty products from the “natural” or “organic” aisle of your grocery store, if you are worried about it.  Most of the stuff you’re already using is probably fine, but you can double-check with your doctor if you have specific concerns.

Post # 5
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

Honestly I didn’t worry so much about that.  I figured if I could buy it at Whole Foods it couldn’t be too bad.  LOL

I used the Angel Baby body lotion and skin cream for my tummy.  For my face I used some random face gel.  I don’t know where it is or what brand, sorry.  I mostly just avoided anything with AHAs, salicylic acids, peroxides, etc.  “All natural” was my mantra.

On a side note my SIL never changed her routine at all and her kids turned out just fine.  So don’t sweat the small stuff if you like your facial routine, keep it!

Post # 6
1032 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

There is a great podcast called “Pregtastic”. They talk about everything pregnancy related. If you go to their website, you can find the episode they did about “Safe pregnancy skin care”.  I found it really helpful.   But….by the time I was in my 2nd trimester I kinda got lazy…had a bunch of zits, and started using pro-active again. They did warn about using the topical acne cream….but I figured “how bad can it be?’ haha!  Though listening to all the info on the podcast may make you scared to use anything….if you want to hear al the info…I would recommend it. It’s a dr. talking about it….so it’s coming from an expert.

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