Frequent question: Can I have a glycolic peel during pregnancy?

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Are glycolic peels safe during pregnancy?

Glycolic acid is an AHA that is considered safe to use in pregnancy. Choose a glycolic acid that is 7% concentration or lower for safe use in pregnancy. Lactic acid is another AHA that is safe in pregnancy. Again, choose a modest concentration of the acid.

Can I get a chemical peel while pregnant?

Can I get a chemical peel? Nope. We know your skin can do some pretty wacky stuff during pregnancy, but hold off on a chemical peel until after baby arrives and you’re done breastfeeding. The chemicals used in the process haven’t been proven safe for baby.

Is the ordinary glycolic acid toner safe for pregnancy?

It’s one of Park’s favorite moisturizers and contains both azelaic acid and glycolic acid, which she says is fine to use during pregnancy. “They help both with acne but also to even out skin tone.”

How can I exfoliate my face while pregnant?

“Citric and lactic acids, for example, are safe to use during pregnancy” she confirms. Try a weekly exfoliation with a product like the Hydropeptide Pre-Treatment Toner, but know that hormonal changes can make your skin more sensitive than normal, so test products on a small area of skin first.

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Why is salicylic acid bad during pregnancy?

Prescription salicylic acid is related to aspirin, so taking the oral form of this medication isn’t advised during pregnancy. Studies have shown that taking oral salicylic acid during late pregnancy can increase the risk for intracranial bleeding.

Is glycolic peel safe while breastfeeding?

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No information is available on the clinical use of glycolic acid (hydroxyacetic acid) on the skin during breastfeeding. Because it is unlikely to be appreciably absorbed or appear in breastmilk, it is considered safe to use during breastfeeding.

Can I do Microneedling while pregnant?

Microneedling is not recommended for pregnant women because the micro-needles produce micro-injuries on the skin, which naturally causes a repair process to begin. This healing process and production of new collagen requires vitamins and nutrients to be utilized that would otherwise be reserved for the unborn child.

What ordinary products can you use when pregnant?

Recommended products: The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Azelaic Acid suspension 10%

Recommended products:

  • CeraVe Moisturizing Cream.
  • Vichy Mineral 89 Skin Fortifying Daily Booster.
  • The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5.

Why is retinol bad for pregnancy?

Maternal use of synthetic vitamin A (retinoids) such as isotretinoin (Accutane) during pregnancy can result in multiple effects on the developing embryo and fetus including miscarriage, premature delivery and a variety of birth defects.