What skincare is safe during pregnancy?

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Your body goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy. But making sure everything you eat, drink, and use is safe for your baby can be an overwhelming task. Many patients don’t think much about the skincare products they used during their pregnancy, but it is important that women know what products to use and avoid during this time.

Below are a few of the cosmetic products that the team at Hollywood Dermatology and Cosmetic Specialists may recommend you to stop using while pregnant: 

  •         Retin-A, Retinol, and Reinyl Palmitate
  •         Accutane
  •         Tazorac
  •         Benzoyl peroxide
  •         Salicylic acids
  •         Hydroquinone
  •         Aluminum chloride
  •         Essential oils
  •         Tetracycline
  •         Chemical sunscreens
  •         Dihydroxyacetone

Many of these products have been shown to have negative effects during pregnancy for both mom and baby, or have not been fully evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration for safety (i.e. essential oils). To determine if a skincare product is safe to use while pregnant, we recommend scheduling a consultation appointment at one of our office locations to speak to a professional about the products you currently use. We can assess these cosmetic items and help you to understand if there are any safety risks to yourself or baby. We can also make recommendations for products that are safer to use in the event you still desire the benefits of these items. An evaluation appointment is a great time to learn more about the products you use. Our team suggests booking an examination and bringing a list of the current items you use to determine their safety. We can make recommendations or prescribe alternatives if needed, especially for products that are used to help individuals control certain skin conditions and diseases. 

Schedule an appointment at Hollywood Dermatology and Cosmetic Specialists today to find out about the products right for you 

Your changing body during pregnancy needs to be taken care of appropriately to ensure a safe and healthy baby. If you have questions about the skincare products you need to use during this time, we invite you to book an appointment at any one of our seven office locations throughout southern Florida. Call (954) 961-1200 today and find out more about pregnancy-safe skincare products to use.

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