All to know about pregnancy-friendly skincare

All to know about pregnancy-friendly skincare

When it comes to being pregnant and taking care of your skin, is not like you can toss the arsenal of products in an attempt to protect your skin. Here's what you need to know.

All to know about pregnancy-friendly skincare

The truth is that pregnancy can be tough for your skin, so I have to say first that it is important to visit a dermatologist to guide you if there is a specific condition that you are dealing with. 

Products you should avoid

Fillers and botox are not safe. Any beta or alpha hydroxy acid and retinol and some vitamin C serums have not been tested for pregnancy safety.

It is better to avoid some chemical SPF as it has not been yet tested during pregnancy; and hydroquinone and arbutin get absorbed systemically, so it's better to stay away from them too. 

Hair growth stimulant Minoxidil is also to be avoided because of fetal risk. 

Any beta or alpha hydroxy acid and retinol and some vitamin C serums have not been tested for pregnancy safety.

Products you can use

There are many products, fortunately, that you can use. Some include vaseline, simple moisturizers, and mineral sunscreens

You can exfoliate with lactic acid and include azelaic acid as it helps avoid hyperpigmentation and minimizes hormonal acne. It is paramount to keep your skin hydrated and comfortable. 

How to treat skin conditions

Azelaic acid is the safest ingredient when it comes to treating acne during pregnancy. 

Azelaic acid is the safest ingredient when it comes to treating acne during pregnancy. 

Due to hormonal changes, your skin can develop melasma, the best thing you can do is to protect your skin from the sun with a mineral sunscreen. 

To avoid stretch marks you have to keep your skin moisturized, it will minimize the appearance -vaseline is good to keep your skin supple. 

Aniela Dybiec

Aniela is a writer who loves art, makeup, and magick. She is also an amateur illustrator, a wellness fan and a vegetarian.+ info

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