Hey everyone! I know many prefer not to start new threads here, but I’ve seen several people post about their hormonal acne struggles throughout the last few weeks. As far as I know, there is not a good place to discuss just that yet.
I’ve struggled with hormonal acne since I was a teenager. I took accutane once in high school and once as an adult. I’ve been clear for a while, until we started TTC and I had to stop using tretinoin (Retin-A/retinoids). Tretinoin was the only active ingredient product I was using and it worked AMAZING for me to maintain my clear skin. A huge no no for pregnancy though!
What is everyone using for skincare? I had good luck with Beautycounter’s Resurfacing Peel before I knew I was pregnant, but it has salicylic acid (2%). I’ve been told by different medical professionals that it is okay and not okay. Any thoughts??
I’m currently using a basic cleanser and just started The Ordinary Lactic Acid + HA. I haven’t noticed improvement yet, but I’ve only used a few times. I’m struggling with acne on my forehead and sporadically on my face currently.
Side note - here is an awesome resource for SUPER conservative skincare products from a blogger that also happens to be a physician! https://www.15minutebeauty.com/pregnancy-friendly-skincare-products.html
I would love to hear everyone’s thoughts on pregnancy safe skin care/acne treatment, in additional recommendations for products that have worked well for you!