I am currently 9wks with baby#2 and my skin is just horrible. I have broken out like crazy all over my face, neck, scalp, chest and back. It is crazy painful and attempting to cover it up seems to only make it worse. With DS, my skin was incredible so this caught me off guard! I am 30 and have not had acne issues for many years...
I recently started using the Tea Tree Oil line from the Body Shop and I am seeing some improvement...I know the acne is a hormonal issue and topical treatment will not help much...but a girl has GOT to try!
Wishing you all the luck!
I'm breaking out bad! I am 6w 4 today.. what can I use to wash my face? Been using dove or Irish spring soap...
Is witch hazel safe to use?
Ugh, I didn't know benzoyl peroxide was a no-no, and I'm almost 7 weeks. Guess it's time to find something else.
Skincare precautions according to some scientific sources that I found. Links to the sources are at the end.
Definitely do not use: Accutane (most people know this)
Avoid: retinol products (Cat C), hydroquinine, tetracyclin (Cat D), hormonal therapy, oral erythromycin, co-trimoxazole, fluoroquinolones
Safe: salicylic acid (TOPICAL) - Cat B. azeleic acidbenzoyl peroxide - Cat B.erythromycin (TOPICAL)glycolic acid, AHA, BHA - Cat B. Although there are animal studies showing negative effects, the chemical was administered in much higher doses than that in human cosmetics productslight therapysunscreens, including zincself tannerstopical hair removal & bleaching agents
Pregnancy drug categories (https://chemm.nlm.nih.gov/pregnancycategories.htm)Category A - SAFE. Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B - Likely safe. Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and/or there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C - Needs supervision by doctor. Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D - Avoid it unless it's absolutely necessary and your doctor says it's ok. There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X - DO NOT USE. Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data.