Pregnancy Safe Skin Care Products & Treatments
With the excitement of finding out that you are pregnant, there are also a lot of questions. I can't count the number of times that I pulled up google and searched up "pregnancy safe food", "normal pregnancy symptoms", "is this normal?!", and more! We want to make your life easier, so we thought we would create a guide of pregnancy safe skin care products and treatments!
Disclaimer: As always, if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, check with your doctor to ensure these products and treatments are safe for you during your pregnancy.
Pregnancy Safe Skin Care Products:
Elta MD: UV Physical Tinted SPF 41
Vivier: Vivier has a number of products with pregnancy safe ingredients, however they do not test on pregnant or breastfeeding women, so it is recommended to consult your physician or midwife on these products.
Patchology: Majority of Patchology's products are safe for pregnancy, aside from the Flash Patch Restoring Night Eye Gels, which contain retinol, and Chill Mode, which contains CBD.
Pregnancy Safe Skin Care Ingredients
Hyaluronic Acid: This ingredient is a humectant that provides hydration to the skin. It is naturally occurring in our skin and decreases as we age. This ingredient fights dehydration, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Lactic Acid: Having a large molecular size, this ingredient provides a gentle exfoliation to the skin, while also brightening, smoothing and firming the skin.
Titanium Dioxide: The primary ingredient in many mineral SPFs, this ingredient sits on top of the skin to protect it from harmful UV damage.
Vitamin C: If you want to help lighten pigmentation, prevent free radical damage and tighten the skin, this is your go to pregnancy safe ingredient! But make sure you are using L-Ascorbic Acid for the most effective result.
Zinc Oxide: This active ingredient is found in your mineral SPF's, and like Titanium Dioxide protects the skin from UV damage.
Skin Care Ingredients to Avoid:
- Benzol Peroxide
- Salicylic Acid (over 2% concentration)
Pregnancy Safe Skin Care Treatments
Dermaplaning: Removes peach fuzz and dead skin cells to provide a smooth, radiant complexion. This treatment also includes an enzyme exfoliation to provide additional smoothing and revitalization to the skin.
HydraFacial: With modifications, we can perform a Signature or Deluxe HydraFacial. We omit any steps that have ingredients that are contra-indicated for pregnancy, such as salicylic acid, and replace them with other serums. We are also able to do LED light therapy on the face during pregnancy, so we replace any boosters in the Deluxe HydraFacial with LED light therapy.