What Skin-Care Products Should I Use While Pregnant?
Being pregnant is (of course) a joy, but it also means giving up some fun foods (sushi, cold-cuts, wine) and activities (high-intensity workouts) for nine months. Pregnant women also have to be careful about their skin-care, particularly because several ingredients that disrupt the skin barrier — effective acne-fighting ingredients like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid or fine-line diminishers like retinoids — are exactly the things doctors would urge patients to avoid. That can be bad news to moms-to-be, whose acne and other skin conditions may get worse during this period.
For Dr. Nava Greenfield of Schweiger Dermatology Group in Brooklyn, moisturizers that are not anti-aging, which she says would likely contain an acid, are fine to use during pregnancy. She recommends Cerave moisturizer and SkinCeuticals’ Triple Lipid cream, which she cautions is pricey. She also recommends Revision Skincare’s Hydrating Serum.
Source: New York Magazine – What Skin-Care Products Should I Use While Pregnant? By, Lauren Ro