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How should I change my skincare routine in pregnancy?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
7 doctors agree
In brief: Avoid Active Product
Generally you want to avoid any active products when you are pregnant (things like Retin-A and hydroquinone).
One of the beauties of pregnancy is that typically your skin will look fresher and healthier because it is well hydrated and has a nice youthful glow. Stay well hydrated and moisturize your skin with simple products as needed. Hope this helps!

In brief: Avoid Active Product
Generally you want to avoid any active products when you are pregnant (things like Retin-A and hydroquinone).
One of the beauties of pregnancy is that typically your skin will look fresher and healthier because it is well hydrated and has a nice youthful glow. Stay well hydrated and moisturize your skin with simple products as needed. Hope this helps!
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Amy Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Skip harsh chemicals
Your skin may be more sensitive in pregnancy.
Skip harsh chemicals that may be over-drying. Also try to avoid products that contain retinol or large amounts of salacylic acid as there are some associations with problems with baby. I love the belli line of skincare. It is very gentle using natural ingredients and was created for pregnant women.

In brief: Skip harsh chemicals
Your skin may be more sensitive in pregnancy.
Skip harsh chemicals that may be over-drying. Also try to avoid products that contain retinol or large amounts of salacylic acid as there are some associations with problems with baby. I love the belli line of skincare. It is very gentle using natural ingredients and was created for pregnant women.
Dr. Amy Herold
Dr. Amy Herold
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Skin in pregnancy
Avoid trauma (heat, friction, exfoliants) avoid Retin-A for the safety of your baby, no sun exposure (risk of melasma, the mask of pregnancy).
Use bland moisuturizers.

In brief: Skin in pregnancy
Avoid trauma (heat, friction, exfoliants) avoid Retin-A for the safety of your baby, no sun exposure (risk of melasma, the mask of pregnancy).
Use bland moisuturizers.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine
In brief: Pregnancy & skin
When pregnant, women love or dislike their skin.
Pregnancy acne can be treated with benzoyl peroxide or topical antibiotics if more severe. Hyperpigmentation due to hormones, can try vitaminc & a new cream, melaplex from neocutis that is hydroquinone free and safe in pregnancy. Donot use retin-a, salicylic acid &hydroquinone when pregnant. Alpha/beta/poly hydroxy's are safe in pregnancy.

In brief: Pregnancy & skin
When pregnant, women love or dislike their skin.
Pregnancy acne can be treated with benzoyl peroxide or topical antibiotics if more severe. Hyperpigmentation due to hormones, can try vitaminc & a new cream, melaplex from neocutis that is hydroquinone free and safe in pregnancy. Donot use retin-a, salicylic acid &hydroquinone when pregnant. Alpha/beta/poly hydroxy's are safe in pregnancy.
Dr. Seema Patel
Dr. Seema Patel
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Dr. Frederick Coville
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Good exfoliation and
Pregnancy is sacred and therefore i try to keep it natural and superficial.
Acne and hyperpigmentation can be particularly bothersome issues during pregnancy, but aggressive treatment of those can wait until later. Good exfoliation is a must along with vitamin c & sunscreens. Treat yourself to a facial once in awhile as well. It will help with the daily stress and make the baby happy. Good luck!

In brief: Good exfoliation and
Pregnancy is sacred and therefore i try to keep it natural and superficial.
Acne and hyperpigmentation can be particularly bothersome issues during pregnancy, but aggressive treatment of those can wait until later. Good exfoliation is a must along with vitamin c & sunscreens. Treat yourself to a facial once in awhile as well. It will help with the daily stress and make the baby happy. Good luck!
Dr. Frederick Coville
Dr. Frederick Coville
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