How can You protect skin during pregnancy?

A Lot of pregnant women don’t apply different type of products in their bodies that can affect the well-being of their growing baby. But women not have idea that what they can put their body that work can work effectively without any negative impacts on you and your baby, too.

While top branded and most commonly used products are completely safe to use, there are few ingredients experts say you should to avoid. Below, keep reading to look out for when shopping the beauty aisle. And if you plan to breastfeed, continue following the guidelines below until you stop nursing.Doctors are recommending that you avoid them;

Avoid products with these ingredients:

  • Avage, Fabior, Tazorac (tazarotene)
  • Avita (tretinoin)
  • Differin (adapelene)
  • Panretin (alitretinoin)
  • Retin-A, Renova (tretinoin)
  • Retinoic acid
  • Retinol
  • Retinyl linoleate
  • Retinyl palmitate
  • Targretin gel (bexarotene)

Products containing these ingredients should only be used in small amounts:

  • Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA)
  • Azelaic acid
  • Benzoyl peroxide
  • Beta hydroxy acids (BHA)
  • Beta hydroxybutanoic acid
  • Betaine salicylate
  • Citric acid
  • Dicarbonous acid
  • Glycolic acid
  • Hydroacetic acid
  • Hydroxyacetic acid
  • Hydroxycaproic acid
  • Lactic acid
  • Salicylic acid
  • Trethocanic acid
  • Tropic acid
  • 2-hydroxyethanoic acid

Here are our recommendations for the perfect pregnancy-safe skin care routine;

Moisturize In The Morning

Nothing forget to apply moisturizer after a shower even when you’re pregnant, that’s the main of a reason to moisturize.  Remember that keeping skin moisturized when pregnant can be tricky, but it’s even more important. On top of all the hormones that can agitate your skin, parts of your body are growing, expanding, and stretching. This can lead to tight, itchy skin that can make your pregnancy more frustrating than it needs to be.

Exfoliate Once A Week Before Bed

Exfoliating is important for your skin whether you’re pregnant or not. It removes the microscopic dead cells that can clog your pores. With those dead cells gone, and the new, fresh skin uncovered, your moisturizer and hydrator can penetrate deeper to where they are most effective.

Here’s a great recipe for using baking soda as an exfoliant;


  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Vitamin E oil (optional)


  1. Add 1 tablespoon baking soda to a small glass bowl.
  2. Mix in a few drops of water (it doesn’t take much).
  3. Add a drop or two of Vitamin E oil (optional).
  4. Mix well.
  5. If the mixture is too thick, continue adding drops of water until you’ve created a paste.

Before applying the baking soda paste, it is important wash your face. Then, apply the baking soda by rubbing in small circular motions. Continue to massage the baking soda into your skin for 3 minutes. Finally, rinse your face with lukewarm water until all the baking soda is removed and pat dry with a clean, soft towel. We suggest exfoliating twice per week.

Treat And Prevent Stretch Marks

We recommend massaging a stretch mark treatment into vulnerable areas like your stomach and hips every morning and evening for at least 2 months postpartum.

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