Published: Thu April 04, 2013
Categories: Top 5 Advice
troubled pregnant skin
When pregnant, the skin changes due to hormonal differences within the body – which also means that the skincare requirements of those who are carrying the child need to change too. There are a few ingredients that are best to avoid when dealing with pregnancy related skincare – so here is our Top 5:Tips For Skincare While Pregnant.
1. Pregnant? Professionals only:
Always make sure you are taking advice from an advanced training skincare professional. Let them make some recommendations and treatment plans related to causing change in your skin,
2. Say ‘No’ to soaps and high pH products:
They can strip the skin’s natural protection leaving it permeable, and vulnerable to environmental damage.
. Avoid Salicylic Acid
: While small amounts of salicylic acid have been deemed safe, high doses, or use of multiple products containing low doses of salicylic acid, in oral form have been shown in studies to cause birth defects or pregnancy complications. The greater amount of the product used on the skin, the greater the absorption into the bloodstream. It is safest to avoid salicylic acid during pregnancy.
4. Small Soy:
While soy based products are generally safe to use during pregnancy, It is best to avoid it if you are already prone to hyperpigmentation or reduce your intake to smaller amounts.
5. A Minus:
– In all forms; Accutane, Retin A, Tretinoin, Retinol, Resorcinol. High doses of Vitamin A can cause birth defects.