The Perfect Skin Care Routine For Pregnant Women

By Dianne Franc, Parent Herald December 11, 05:00 am

Pregnancy could be hard because it does affect a woman's skin. Hormones play a huge role in it and some women might experience acne, rashes and other annoying skin problems. Experts recommend a change of skin routine once pregnancy takes place.

In an article published by Refinery 29, a dermatologist is highly recommended for pregnant women, especially if they tend to break out a lot. Expect that the skin will go through some drastic changes and it is only fitting that you are prepared on how to take care of it this time. If you're using anti-aging before you got pregnant, you might want to stop using that for now or at least check if it has retinoid as part of its ingredients.

Retinoid is dangerous because there are studies showing its link between pregnancy and spinal cord or facial deformities in an unborn child. Dr. Whitney Bowe, a dermatologist, suggested that pregnant women should as much possible keep away from anti-aging skin regimen.

For those who are worried about acne, Dr. Bowe recommends to stop using products with salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. Some doctors are not really bothered by these ingredients but just to be sure that you are on the safe side, it is best to avoid them.

There are other pregnant women who don't get acne during pregnancy but that is not always the case. In case you are one of those who has acne while being pregnant, just stick to mild products for your skin care routine that start with a simple facial wash, followed by a toner and ending it with a moisturizer.

Baby Center also contributed to skin care facts and routine during pregnancy. They shared about Dr. Sandra Marchese Johnson's statement, saying pregnant women should be more careful in applying anything on their skin. Because it doesn't matter if it is topical, there is still a huge chance that the fetus gets affected. Some ingredient could go to the bloodstream as it enters the pores of the skin.

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