One of the downsides of pregnancy can be the effect it may have on your skin. Pre-pregnancy I had such healthy skin. I haven’t had a zit or blemish in years. One of the first signs of pregnancy for me was a change in my complexion. One day, out of nowhere a pimple appeared…and then another.
I determined to do something to clear up the problem. I researched to find safe products to use during pregnancy. I already knew that Retin-A is not considered safe during pregnancy. But I was surprised to find that Salicylic acid may not be safe either. According to some studies, Salicylic acid may also cause birth defects, and it is the most common ingredient in over-the-counter acne medications and washes. A small amount is probably safe, but leave-on creams are not recommended. And many sites advise pregnant women to avoid it altogether.
Luckily, I still had an acne-fighting option as alpha hydroxy acids such as lactic acid are considered safe. Belli Pregnancy Acne Clearing Facial Wash uses lactic acid. I liked the scent as well since it had green tea and cucumber in it…perfect for a sensitive pregnant nose.
Belli Pregnancy Acne Clearing Facial Wash cleared my skin up without drying it out. At $18, it costs more than the generic drugstore brands I used to buy, but I think it’s worth it. It’s a safe product, and it works as advertised.
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