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On the surface, it would make sense that our pre-pregnancy exfoliation routine can remain the same during and shortly after pregnancy. However, many common chemical treatments such as salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide and certain essential oils should be avoided. It is believed that these exfoliants may be so deeply absorbed into your skin that they enter your bloodstream and affect your child’s health (Dr. Sumayah Jamal for WedMD, MD Spa and Laser Clinic). It is important to note that there are currently conflicting opinions about which ingredients are safe to use during pregnancy. For example, a literature review published in the journal Canadian Family Physician was unable to find sufficient evidence that ingredients like salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and certain topical antibacterials posed a danger to pregnant women and fetuses. Therefore, it is suggested that you consult with your dermatologist immediately after learning that you are pregnant, so as to identify the best skin care routine for you and your baby.
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Skin Care and Pregnancy In Summary: