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I'm glad I read this one. I usually use the Clean & Clear acne medicine which definitely has salicylic acid in it! I will check with my OB and keep tuned in here to see what the thoughts are.
I found useful info here: http://www.babycenter.com/0_safe-skin-care-during-pregnancy_1490031.bc
Darn, I never gave the Clean&Clear stuff a thought, but yup, retynal phol...something is an active ingredient. I just checked my St. Ives Elements Olive Cleanser and that appears to be okay.
For breakouts - I've found that toothpaste on the blemish at night works really really well. I've had a few large ones on my cheek and jaw line and 2 nights of toothpaste on them and they are gone.
i totally forgot that these breakouts are a LOVELY part of pregnacy. Well now i know what i can and can't use...THANKS FOR POSTING...and THANKS ladies for answering!
I LOVE THE BUMP!!
I just go to walmart and get these super cheap exfoliating facial wipes. They are litterally the cheapest ones there in a hard white container with light geen lineing around the lid.They work the best for me! I have found they do the trick and there isn't any acne meds in them. They work wonders!! I was on proactive before. But these seem to be keepng up with my acne especally now where I find I am more oily. I also have the clean and clear oil wipes. I just pat those on my face from time to time if I feel oily.They have are super small so they fit in my purse when I am on the go. (also at walmart)
Hope this helps!!
One of the PPs said to use toothpaste and I've done that and it sure does the trick! BUT....If you are going to use it a few days to a week in a row find a PASTE (not gel) that is NOT WHITENING! It can also cause your skin to lose some pigment if used for a while. Tea tree oil is doing it for me though, just as well as the toothpaste.
mooeta:I use Dr Bronner's tea tree oil castile soap and haven't had any. It really has helped prevent any from showing up even before I was KU.
Thanks! I have some of this at home. I will give it a try.
I really doubt that using a face wash with salicylic acid in it is going to harm your baby. The salicylic acid gets washed off your face; it doesn't absorb into your bloodstream or anything. It's not like you are drinking it or injecting it into your veins.
Personally, I think women get a liiiiittle crazy when it comes to avoiding 'harmful' things during their pregnancy. If you try to do that, you might as well live in a bubble! Pretty much everything is deemed harmful these days. Really, walking outside is considered harmful. Sun burn! Skin poisoning! Cancer! Pollution in the air! I know you want your baby to be safe, but do you really think your baby will have eleven toes because you used a salicylic acid face wash??