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I'm having major breakouts and really oily skin. Does anyone know of a face wash that is safe during pregnancy that can help this? I normally use clean and clear continuous acne cleanser but I stopped when I found out I was pregnant and my face is not happy. :( 


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  • I am using Belli products.  I love them!
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  • I've used St. Ives face wash recently and it helps SOMEWHAT. But I break out like crazy anyways, this is pretty much "normal" for me. I can't wait to get back on the good stuff hehe
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  • Don't use anything with salicyclic acid or retinol (or retin-A) or anythign that sounds like it might be retinol.
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  • Thanks! I'm going to google it now! :) 


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  • I use Alba Botanical cleansing gel facewash (from Target), and another oily skin one I got at Earth Fare (natural foods grocery store) -- it's Desert Essence brand.  No salicylic acid or willow bark in either.  My MW okay'd anything with Benzyl Peroxide in it too, though that might be something you'd want to ask your doctor about.  I have really oily skin, and I just started seeing breakouts again after a calm 2nd tri. : HTH!
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  • image BootsOrHearts:
    Don't use anything with salicyclic acid or retinol (or retin-A) or anythign that sounds like it might be retinol.

    Thanks Boots!  


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    Beta#1 @ 15dpo 274, P4 16.9 Beta#2 @ 18dpo 940!! Doubling time of 40 hours!! u/s @ 6w2d showed a beautiful HB of 120! u/s @ 10w1d HB 174!! Grow, LO Grow!! Found out 7/22 we are TEAM BLUE!!
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  • Thanks ladies! 


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    Beta#1 @ 15dpo 274, P4 16.9 Beta#2 @ 18dpo 940!! Doubling time of 40 hours!! u/s @ 6w2d showed a beautiful HB of 120! u/s @ 10w1d HB 174!! Grow, LO Grow!! Found out 7/22 we are TEAM BLUE!!
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  • image weaslewam:
    I've used St. Ives face wash recently and it helps SOMEWHAT. But I break out like crazy anyways, this is pretty much "normal" for me. I can't wait to get back on the good stuff hehe

    I have a history of really bad skin and I finally have had it under control for the past year. Now it feels like I'm going back to the drawing board. Ugh :(  


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    BFP#2 4/14/13 EDD 12/24/13 Please be our rainbow after the storm!
    Beta#1 @ 15dpo 274, P4 16.9 Beta#2 @ 18dpo 940!! Doubling time of 40 hours!! u/s @ 6w2d showed a beautiful HB of 120! u/s @ 10w1d HB 174!! Grow, LO Grow!! Found out 7/22 we are TEAM BLUE!!
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  • I just started using the belli line.
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  • image HollyBee1022:
    I use Alba Botanical cleansing gel facewash from Target, and another oily skin one I got at Earth Fare natural foods grocery store it's Desert Essence brand.nbsp; No salicylic acid or willow bark in either.nbsp; My MW okay'd anything with Benzyl Peroxide in it too, though that might be something you'd want to ask your doctor about.nbsp; I have really oily skin, and I just started seeing breakouts again after a calm 2nd tri. : HTH!


    I was told no benzoyl peroxide. In surprised she told you that's ok.
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  • My skin has been so greasy for the past week and a half! I just purchased some Belli products and so far, so good!

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  • You might try apple cider vinegar. It sounds weird, but you use 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water. It is a natural toner that I use at night. 

     

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    image HollyBee1022:
    I use Alba Botanical cleansing gel facewash from Target, and another oily skin one I got at Earth Fare natural foods grocery store it's Desert Essence brand.nbsp; No salicylic acid or willow bark in either.nbsp; My MW okay'd anything with Benzyl Peroxide in it too, though that might be something you'd want to ask your doctor about.nbsp; I have really oily skin, and I just started seeing breakouts again after a calm 2nd tri. : HTH!
    I was told no benzoyl peroxide. In surprised she told you that's ok.
     

    I heard mixed reviews on benzoyl peroxide so I decided to stay away from it.  


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    "If there ever comes a day when we can't be together... Keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever." ~ Winnie the Pooh

    BFP#2 4/14/13 EDD 12/24/13 Please be our rainbow after the storm!
    Beta#1 @ 15dpo 274, P4 16.9 Beta#2 @ 18dpo 940!! Doubling time of 40 hours!! u/s @ 6w2d showed a beautiful HB of 120! u/s @ 10w1d HB 174!! Grow, LO Grow!! Found out 7/22 we are TEAM BLUE!!
    Zaiden Harper was born 12/22/13 at 1:46 am. 9lbs 8oz and 22in
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    I used proactiv before getting pg and continued to use it after as well. Benzyl peroxide is apparently safe, but salicylic acid is on the list to stay away from. If you're putting it on your face for literally a few seconds, then washing it away, I don't have a problem with that. Step 2 of proactiv is basically just witch hazel, I just used step 3 sparingly and only where I needed it during my first tri. Even using the proactiv, my face was a hot mess during 1st tri and calmed down during 2nd. I'm also way more oiler than I normally am. I use oil blotting sheets during the day instead of applying more powder to cut the shine. GL! :)

    ETA: I also use some seaweed products from The Body Shop. I use the day time moisturizer and it helps control the oil on my face! The seaweed line is great for oily skin.

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  • image rainbwbby1:

    You might try apple cider vinegar. It sounds weird, but you use 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water. It is a natural toner that I use at night. 

    I have found this works great for me. I put a drop of tea tree oil in too. Then I follow up with just a little coconut oil to moisturize. Natural, cheap, and it works great.

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  • image rainbwbby1:
    You might try apple cider vinegar. It sounds weird, but you use 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water. It is a natural toner that I use at night.nbsp;nbsp;


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    Try plain old tomatoes. I run one through a food processor, pack the pulp on my face and let sit for about 30 min. All natural

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    image HollyBee1022:
    I use Alba Botanical cleansing gel facewash from Target, and another oily skin one I got at Earth Fare natural foods grocery store it's Desert Essence brand.nbsp; No salicylic acid or willow bark in either.nbsp; My MW okay'd anything with Benzyl Peroxide in it too, though that might be something you'd want to ask your doctor about.nbsp; I have really oily skin, and I just started seeing breakouts again after a calm 2nd tri. : HTH!


    I was told no benzoyl peroxide. In surprised she told you that's ok.
     

    I heard mixed reviews on benzoyl peroxide so I decided to stay away from it.  



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  • Me too! Where do you buy belli products.?

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    Me too! Where do you buy belli products.?
    Amazon has them. 


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    "If there ever comes a day when we can't be together... Keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever." ~ Winnie the Pooh

    BFP#2 4/14/13 EDD 12/24/13 Please be our rainbow after the storm!
    Beta#1 @ 15dpo 274, P4 16.9 Beta#2 @ 18dpo 940!! Doubling time of 40 hours!! u/s @ 6w2d showed a beautiful HB of 120! u/s @ 10w1d HB 174!! Grow, LO Grow!! Found out 7/22 we are TEAM BLUE!!
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    image HollyBee1022:
    I use Alba Botanical cleansing gel facewash from Target, and another oily skin one I got at Earth Fare natural foods grocery store it's Desert Essence brand.nbsp; No salicylic acid or willow bark in either.nbsp; My MW okay'd anything with Benzyl Peroxide in it too, though that might be something you'd want to ask your doctor about.nbsp; I have really oily skin, and I just started seeing breakouts again after a calm 2nd tri. : HTH!
    I was told no benzoyl peroxide. In surprised she told you that's ok.
     

    I heard mixed reviews on benzoyl peroxide so I decided to stay away from it.  

    Me too!

    Yeah, I think it depends on the doctor.  I don't use it in my facewash, but have used it topically if I'm desperate (not very often). I use Witch Hazel astringent, like the PP, too.

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  • image jenohouston:
    I am using Belli products.  I love them!

    same here :) 

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  • Try Lush.

     http://www.lushusa.com/Coalface/00233,en_US,pd.html?start=7&cgid=cleansers

    They make handmade soaps, lotions, etc.  Most of their products are preservative free. I use their face soap called Coalface.  I have really oily skin and used to break out a lot, Since I've started using it, I barely have breakouts. The soap may look expensive online, but it lasts forever. I might only need to buy two or three bars a year. They send a huge chunk of soap.  You can it up and make small bars. They also make some great scrubs. Ocean Salt is my absolute favorite.

  • I was all set to respond to mention that I loved my Cetaphil Normal/Oily skin cleanser, but decided to check the ingredients first. It has something called methylparaben in it and I just found that "chemical" isn't reccomended for pregnancy.  Ugh. Thank you for posting this and making me think!

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    You might try apple cider vinegar. It sounds weird, but you use 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water. It is a natural toner that I use at night. 

    I have found this works great for me. I put a drop of tea tree oil in too. Then I follow up with just a little coconut oil to moisturize. Natural, cheap, and it works great.

    This sounds amazing. I'm going to try this soon!!

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  • I use apple cider vinegar as an astringent too and love it, though DH complains about the smell. Recently I've been drinking lemon juice with hot water to replace my normal afternoon tea and I've seen a dramatic increase in my breakouts during that time. It could easily be a coincidence but unless you hate lemon juice or get heartburn, there's no harm in trying it.
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    Oil control therapy. My skin is so much less greasy, less irritated, less pimples. 

    One tblsp carrier oil (I use coconut because it smells good) and one tblsp of cold pressed castor oil. Mix in an easy to use container. Like the travel ones you get at target. 

    Use a dime to a quarter size of oil. Rub it in gently. While rubbing, have the faucet on to get hot. Get a washcloth, get it hot, wring it out and let it sit on your face until it cools. About a minute. Wipe excess oil off with the washcloth. 

    Rinse with water in the morning if needed.  That's it! No more tight face after washing. 

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  • I use the Neutrogena Naturals gentle cleanser, the one without witch hazel.

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    Oil control therapy. My skin is so much less greasy, less irritated, less pimples. 

    One tblsp carrier oil (I use coconut because it smells good) and one tblsp of cold pressed castor oil. Mix in an easy to use container. Like the travel ones you get at target. 

    Use a dime to a quarter size of oil. Rub it in gently. While rubbing, have the faucet on to get hot. Get a washcloth, get it hot, wring it out and let it sit on your face until it cools. About a minute. Wipe excess oil off with the washcloth. 

    Rinse with water in the morning if needed.  That's it! No more tight face after washing. 

    I do this also. If you look up the oil cleanse method it gives you the breakdown of castor oil to whatever other oil you use depending on your skin type. 



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