I am currently pregnant at 46 and pregnancy skincare is definitely a daily priority for me! I was worried about the dreaded mask of pregnancy with dark spots and hormonal acne. I think if I wasn’t an Esthetician AND if I didn’t’ know/have a few of these items my skin would have looked differently. I took care of my skin all throughout my pregnancy and wanted to share with you the modalities, products, and tips I used.
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Now chat a.i. Is definitely new to the game and I know it will improve drastically over the next year or so but that is where we are right now.
So, let’s start with the positive, what items CAN you use on your skin while pregnant?
Of course it goes without saying that I am not a Dr. Do what’s right for you and what you and your Dr. discuss. Everyone is different. So the following is my own personal opinion on pregnancy skincare and such and do what’s best for you! All my product recommendations can be found here.
Cleansing: I typically use a gentle cleansing balm first and then a stronger cleanser on days I’m wearing more. You can use an enzyme while pregnant or a manual exfoliant. I alternated between the cream cleanser and the enzyme scrub which also has jojoba beads and niacinamide in it.
If you need a little more cleansing to get rid of sebaceous filaments, you can use a skin scrubber to gently pull those out.
To make my skin look plump and fill in the lines, I love using my Droplette Device with the Collagen Hydrofiller.
Ok, here is the BIG controversy with pregnancy skincare: Can you use a salicylic acid while pregnant? My opinion: yes and no. So, I did use a little while pregnant. BUT I did not use it stronger than 2 % and only when I really needed it. And this was for topical. Ironically, I was asked by my Dr. to take 2 baby aspirin to prevent or delay that onset of preeclampsia and preterm birth. Which as we know aspirin belongs to the family of salicylic acid, so I have been taking a low dose orally. They didn’t start me on this until my second trimester. No studies that I could find show the correlation of topical salicylic acid so I’ve noticed in all the research they are just asking you to take low doses orally and a low percentage topically.
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