How To Take Care Of Your Skin During Pregnancy

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Pregnant women understand the fact that it is really important to take care of what is put in their bodies. Nutrition is usually well-understood but when referring to skin care, there are various problems that tend to appear due to a clear lack of available information. To put it simple, all that you come in contact with, apply or eat will have an effect on you and even on your baby.

Based on information offered by and top specialists, we should pay close attention to the following ingredients that are usually included in skin care products in order to be safe and to have a glowing skin during pregnancy.


Retinoids are really common in skin care products, especially antiaging moisturizers. Unfortunately, pregnant moms do have to avoid them since this leads to high vitamin A present during pregnancy, which is dangerous for the baby. While there is not enough scientific proof of this, it is still best to be safe.

Salicylic Acid

This is actually a mild acid that is quite often utilized in order to treat some skin disorders like acne. It is included in many skin care products, usually toners and cleansers. As the name implies, this substance is a part of the aspirin family, aiding in reducing redness and inflammation. Salicylic acid in high doses and taken under oral form should be avoided. Topical use is also something that should be kept as a minimum. The big problem appears with body and face peels with this ingredient since this automatically leads towards the substance entering the system, just as taking aspirin pills. Alpha hydroxyl acids are safe but you will want to avoid salicylic acid.


Many pregnant women look for natural ingredients and this leads them towards choosing soy. The facial products and lotions based on soy are usually safe but it is possible to end up faced with problems because of the estrogenic effects of safe. They can make dark patches look worse. If your skin is dark or melisma, you should avoid soy.


You will definitely want to go out and if you want to go to the beach, sunscreen lotion is necessary. You will be happy to hear that there are many sunscreen products that are safe when you are pregnant. Try to avoid the sun when it is really strong though and always wear sun protective clothing, sunglasses and a proper sun hat.


Women hate not being able to put makeup on and the truth is that there are some products that have to be avoided. You will need to use those that are nonacnegenic or noncomedogenic since they are generally safe. Always avoid those with salicylic acid and retinol.


There are many other ingredients and product types that can be discussed but what is really important is to realize the fact that you should talk with your healthcare provider about the products that can be used safely on your skin. In the event that you noticed that you have been using one that has some dangerous ingredients, you have to just stop using it. Do not worry since it is necessary to have long term exposure to have problems. Consider the brands at all times. Those that are reputable are always better. At the same time, if you use a product for only around ten percent of your body, systemic effect risks are quite low.

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