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Is Artistry Skin Care Products Safe 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
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
1.Are kumqots good to eat during pregnancy? 2. Is it ok to use skin products with kumqot oils during pregnancy?
I had dark spots and areas in my body due to my previous pregnancy. I get moles from topical skin products. Can I take Gluta even if I'm breastfeeding?
Ate oils like almond, avocado, macadamia, and olive safe for my skin and developing baby during pregnancy?
LIfe and pregnancy: Yes. Of course they are.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it safe to use Aveeno (oatmeal) skin relief24 hr moisturizing lotion with dimethicone skin protectant during pregnancy?
Yes: Haven't heard of anything bad regarding using AVEENO® SKIN RELIEF 24HR moisturizing lotion. ...Read more
Is it safe to use skin and hair care products that have dimethicone as it's active ingredient during pregnancy especially on 7wks pregnancy?
Applying skin hair bleach, body hair removing creams or hair coloring products safe while trying 2 conceive? How about during pregnancy?
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
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..
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?
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?
In general: In general, in the last trimester.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
During entire pregnancy, my baby has been very active and moved, is it possible sometimes she turns head down?
Sure: Your family doctor or a dermatologist can remove them for you. ...Read more
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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
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
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
It is related to: Hormonal changes in your body.Get a more detailed answer ›