Treatments For Acne During Pregnancy

Susan asks…

Is it safe to use Clearasil acne product during pregnancy?

I use it occasionally and I am 6 wks pregnant right now, but that is in the back of my head. Just to be on the safe side, if anyone has used it during pregnancy, did it affect ur baby??
The product I use contains 10% benzyl peroxide …

admin answers:

When I was pregnant I had terrible acne. I asked my doctor if I could use anything to clear it up and she told me no! In some acne treatments the main ingredient is Salicylic acid which should not be used during pregnancy. But if the main Ingredient is Benzoyl peroxide it is safe to use. You are still early in your pregnancy so I wouldn’t worry about it if you did use it, but if you plan on continuing to use it talk to you doctor to find out what is safe for you and baby!! Good luck and Congrats!!


Maria asks…

Is it safe to use salicylic acid for acne during pregnancy?

I am using Clinique Acne products that have Salicylic acid. I just found out am pregnant. Is it safe to continue using it?

admin answers:

Most oral acne treatments are not advised during pregnancy, and should be avoided. You may also have some concerns about the safety of topical acne creams during pregnancy.

Obviously, you want your baby to be in perfect health when he or she is born, and you avoid activities that could put your baby at risk, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and the use of prescription and non-prescription medications. Topical acne creams are applied to the skin, but can be absorbed through the skin, and enter the bloodstream.

However, the amount of topical acne cream during pregnancy that is absorbed through the skin is quite minimal. The most common active ingredients that may be found in topical creams are: benzoyl peroxide, hydrocortisone, salicylic acid, erythromycin, clindamycin, sodium sulfacetamide, tretinoin, adapalene, and azelaic acid.

The majority of these ingredients have been scientifically proven to be safe to use topically during pregnancy, however, there are risks associated with the use of some of these medications. Topical creams that contain sodium sulfacetamide should not be used during the later stages of pregnancy. Studies have found that this can lead to newborn toxicity, resulting in anemia, jaundice, and kernicterus. Studies show that it is safe to use this medication, topically, during the first two trimesters of pregnancy.


finish reading that and then consult your obgyn

Mary asks…

How to get rid of acne scars?

I got acne really bad on my lower back during pregnancy. Its all gone now but now I have blueish scars on my back where it was. How can I get rid of them?

admin answers:

Some common methods of treat acne scars include laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, and chemical peels. You should consult with your dermatologist to choose the most suitable treatment for you.

If you want a less invasive treatment option, you may opt for a microdermabrasion, which effectively scrapes off a very thin layer of the skin. As a result, recovery time is shorter. Furthermore, you can also do it yourself at home.

If you have minor scars and skin blemishes due to acne, you may opt to use the Skin Blemish botanical Drops. This botanical formula gives your skin a boost in the natural healing process – a process that your skin may once have started, but never finished.

If your skin is responsive to the Skin Blemish Drops product, new skin cells will naturally and gradually replace your old skin cells, most of the time from the inside out. This gives you natural restoration throughout your blemished skin, the way your skin was intended to heal.

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