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What Skincare Products Are Safe to Use During Pregnancy?
Date:9/1/2013

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 01, 2013

Every week, Brandith Irwin, MD, answers questions from readers of her blog, SkinTour.com. A recent blog provides information about which skin care products you should use while you are pregnant.

"In general, the FDA does not require studies of over the counter, non prescription products in pregnancy, because any systemic absorption from the skin is minimal to zero depending on the product. However, if even the idea of something in a product makes you uncomfortable, why not just stop it for nine months? The peace of mind is worth it." said Dr. Irwin.

Most skin care ingredients in drugstore and dermatology non-prescription products are safe in pregnancy, whereas some prescription medications, both oral and topical, are not. It is recommended that you talk to your doctor before using any prescription skin care products during pregnancy. For acne, which is one of the most common problems in pregnancy, the only true safe products are the glycolic acid or other AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) products and peels. This is because they are derived from sugar cane.

"I often recommend that my pregnant patients use organic product lines, like Eminence. Using these organic products will limit your exposure to the chemicals in many skin care products," explained Dr. Irwin.

To learn more about which skincare products and dermatology treatments are safe during pregnancy, and which are not, please read SkinTour.com's entire article on Skin Care During Pregnancy.

Unlike most prominent dermatologists, Dr. Irwin has no financial tie
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