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Doctor insights on: Is Artistry Skin Care Products Safe During Pregnancy

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What beauty products for skin care can be used during pregnancy?

What beauty products for skin care can be used during pregnancy?

Avoid retin a (tretinoin): Most cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreens are appropriate as well as over th counter acne medicines. Hair dye is controversial whether it should be used in pregnancy. Prescription creams such as retin a (tretinoin) differin and epiduo and tazorac should not be used during pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Skin care pigmentation in pregnancy. What is it?

Skin care pigmentation in pregnancy. What is it?

Melanin: It is an increase in the production of the pigment melanin during pregnancy that darkens the abdominal midline and deposits in any previous scars. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use skin and hair care products that have dimethicone as it's active ingredient during pregnancy especially on 7wks pregnancy?

Not Absorbed: This material has no absorption through the skin and is not biodegradable. It should not be an issue insofar as your pregnancy is concerned. ...Read more

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Applying skin hair bleach, body hair removing creams or hair coloring products safe while trying 2 conceive? How about during pregnancy?

Applying skin hair bleach, body hair removing creams or hair coloring products safe while trying 2 conceive? How about during pregnancy?

Avoud: While there is concrete evidence that bleaching and hair dyes are harmful when trying to conceive, it is best to avoid any potential problems. These products can potentially cause allergies which can be troublesome. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use "head & shoulders" antidandruff shampoo&conditioner 2x a week during pregnancy? It's active ingredient is pyrithione zinc. I'm on 9wks

Is it safe to use "head & shoulders" antidandruff shampoo&conditioner 2x a week during pregnancy? It's active ingredient is pyrithione zinc. I'm on 9wks

No known: There are no known contraindications in using shampoos containing pyrithione zinc while pregnant. Always check with your obstetrician when uncertain about medications during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hi, pure yellow Shea butter during all trimesters of pregnancy, is it safe to use onto skin or hair? They said it contain vitamin A, thank you..

Hi, pure yellow Shea butter during all trimesters of pregnancy, is it safe to use onto skin or hair? They said it contain vitamin A, thank you..

Normally safe: It's used for stretch marks and moisturizer. It's also has high anti-oxidant properties. As long as you're using it topically, you should be okay. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take homeopathy during pregnancy and im 3month. Becouse I have itchy skin get red bumps all over my body. Cant tolerate. Almost everyday?

Is it safe to take homeopathy during pregnancy and im 3month. Becouse I have itchy skin get red bumps all over my body. Cant tolerate. Almost everyday?

You are a victim: Homeopathy is a SCAM. There is never any benefit except as a placebo. The purveyors of these useless but expensive products prey on people who are without benefit of modern, scientific medical knowledge. Best advise is to THROW IT AWAY. ...Read more

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Use hair removal creams at the third trimester pregnancy, &vitamin c topically on the skin to whiten it during all trimesters of pregnancy, is it safe?

Use hair removal creams at the third trimester pregnancy, &vitamin c topically on the skin to whiten it during all trimesters of pregnancy, is it safe?

I do not recommend: Using products on the skin while pregnant unless they have been tested in pregnant women, Vitamin C probably ok but no studies. No sure what this question is, looks like you are saying you have already used it. ...Read more

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How do I manage oily skin during pregnancy?

How do I manage oily skin during pregnancy?

Face soap: The hormones of pregnancy can cause acne and oily skin. Use a good face cleanser designed for oily skin. There are many brands available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Are dark spots on the skin a result of pregnancy?

Yes: Melasma is a common skin disorder, especially in women with darker skin tones.
It is associated with the female hormones, estrogen and Progesterone and is common in pregnant women, and in those taking birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy during menopause. Treatments are available but often the problem will resolve spontaneously after delivery or discontinuing hormone therapy. ...Read more

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Why does the face skin hyperpigment during pregnancy?

Why does the face skin hyperpigment during pregnancy?

Chloasma: Chloasma is a required hypermelanosis of sun-exposed areas occurred during pregnancy and it can affect 50-70% of pregnant women. It presents as symmetric hyperpigmented macules, which can confluent or punctuate. The most common locations are the cheeks, the upper lip, the chin and the forehead. The exact mechanism by which pregnancy affects the process of melanogenesis is unknown. ...Read more

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What should I do about greasy facial skin during pregnancy?

What should I do about greasy facial skin during pregnancy?

Teenage advice: With pregnancy your hormones are producing the same sebaceous facial oils as when you were in early puberty, so the advice is the same for both. Wash your face frequently to remove the oils, dirt, and makeup to avoid acne with a mild soap such as Dove or Caress. The delivery will affect a "cure". ...Read more

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Is there anything that can be done during or prior to the pregnancy to reduce patches of dark skin?

No: The hormonal changes of pregnancy can cause lots of skin changes and there is not much you can do about them. Melasma refers to dark blotchy skin changes on the face sometimes called the mask of pregnancy. It is perfectly natural. You should wear sunscreen when outside and use moisturizer to keep the skin clean and healthy. ...Read more

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During entire pregnancy, my baby has been very active and moved, is it possible sometimes she turns head down?

During entire pregnancy, my baby has been very active and moved, is it possible sometimes she turns head down?

Yes: Early in pregnancy there is a lot of room for the baby to move in the uterus, and likely there will be plenty of times when the baby is head down. About 75% of babies turn head down by 30 weeks for the duration of the gestation. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take hair skin and nails vitamins during pregnancy?

Is it ok to take hair skin and nails vitamins during pregnancy?

Yes as long as...: A good skin hair and nails vitamin will have many of the same vitamins in a good prenatal. But it is important that the total amount of preformed Vit A totals less than 10.000 iu a day. But it is fine to take as much beta carotene as you wish.
I advise taking DHA also. And 4000-8000 iu of Vit D3 a day to attain blood levels of 50-80. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat bad skin during pregnancy?

How can I effectively treat bad skin during pregnancy?

Acne w pregnancy: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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How to prevent skin darkening during pregnancy?

Stay out of the sun: During pregnancy your body excretes something called melanocyte stimulating hormone (among many other hormones) which causes darkening of the skin. There is nothing you can do to prevent this, but you can minimize is effect by staying out of the sun, or applying a good broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion (spf ~50) every day. ...Read more

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My skin turned very dark during pregnancy but it is not turning lighter even after delivery. Please tell me why and how to improve it?

Normal changes: Pregnancy often causes darkening of the skin particularly in certain areas. The increased pigmentation can fade over time, but that can take months or even years. ...Read more

Dr. Maritza Baez
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Skincare (Definition)

Skincare is a term that describes simple routines to clean, moisturize, ...Read more