Skincare For Pregnant Women?
I am currently pregnant for 29 weeks and 2 days, yesterday I bought an anti acne cream from a NASA product and I used it 3 times, is the cream safe to use for pregnant women? Thank you
When pregnant, pregnant women must be careful and pay attention to the cosmetics or skincare they use. If pregnant women experience acne or other annoying skin problems, it is advisable to consult with a dermatologist and obstetrician before using over-the-counter creams.
There are several substances that function as acne medications that are not recommended for pregnant women, namely:
The cream you mention is salicylic acid. According to the FDA, salicylic acid is included in class C for pregnant women, this means that its use is only allowed if the benefits outweigh the risks. This use must be under the supervision of a doctor.
That's why I suggest you stop using creams that contain salicylic acid first. If you are bothered by acne, you should consult directly with a dermatologist so that an examination can be done and you can be given safer treatment for pregnant women. There are several active substances for acne medication that are safer for pregnant women than salicylic acid. The choice of the type of acne medication that is safe for pregnant women will be adjusted by the doctor to your condition.
Besides that, you can also use natural ways to deal with acne during pregnancy, namely with the following tips:
Clean your face before bed
Reduce thick makeup
Choose all non-comedogenic makeup
Wash your face with facial soap 2x a day
Limit sun exposure
Avoid touching your face before washing your hands
Avoid picking pimples
Use a non-comedogenic moisturizer
Use natural ingredients such as lemon and honey
Manage stress well
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Thank you and hope it helps,
dr. Devika Y