Encchanted said:What worked best for me during both of my first trimesters was just plain old soap, I think because it tends to dry out skin more than face soaps do.
What worked best for me during both of my first trimesters was just plain old soap, I think because it tends to dry out skin more than face soaps do.
Me: 26 DH: 293/13: Miscarriage11/13: Ectopic Pregnancy-removal of 1 fallopian tube
Moses born by emergency C-section 4/23/2015
It's a Boy!
I was a huge nerd and did hours and hours of research on this in the months prior to conception. My main motivation was to avoid products with salicylic acid and retinols, which are no-no's for expectant mothers according to recent research. As I continued to research, I learned that there was more than just salicylic acid and retinols in my face wash (and so many others). They were choked full of really nasty chemicals that in recent years have been linked to some really nasty side effects. Most commonly, they contained phthalates (also appears as fragrance or parfum on many labels) and Phenoxyethanol. Phthalates are endocrine disruptors, meaning they mess with your hormones. Phenoxyethanol can cause harm to the developing child including birth defects, low
birth weight and biological or behavioral problems that appear as the
child grows.After weeks of looking for a face wash that was baby safe and keep my hormonal acne in check, I went with Pretty Mommies' products. I was hesitant, but am loving their face wash and face enhancer (vitamin C cream). The face wash cleans my face better than Neutrogena ever did! And my skin feels great! I also purchased some tea tree oil for spot treatment. I read somewhere that tea tree oil was a natural way to treat already apparent acne.
mmariel said:I have tried a few different ones and nothing helps with my pregnancy acne. Good luck! If you find something that works let me know lol
I have tried a few different ones and nothing helps with my pregnancy acne. Good luck! If you find something that works let me know lol