Safe Skin Care During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All skin care treatments at Vita Cosmetic & Laser Clinic are overseen by a medical doctor. Dr. Diego Delgado is a Professor of Medicine at the Department of Medicine of the University of Toronto and is certified by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. We guarantee that your experience at the clinic will be as positive and rewarding as possible with our personalized, patient-focused care.

Safe Skin Care During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

As a new or expectant mother, taking care of your skin is essential. However, with so many products available, it can be challenging to determine which ones are safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. In this article, we will discuss safe skin care practices during pregnancy and breastfeeding, including ingredients to avoid, what to look for in products, and specific products to consider.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding, your body goes through significant hormonal changes. These changes can affect your skin’s sensitivity, making it more susceptible to irritation or damage. Additionally, anything you apply to your skin can be absorbed into your bloodstream and potentially affect your developing baby.

Therefore, it’s crucial to use safe skin care products that are free from harmful chemicals and irritants.

Ingredients to Avoid in Skin Care Products

Some ingredients commonly found in skin care products can be harmful during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Here are some of the most common ingredients to avoid:

Retinoids

Retinoids are a form of vitamin A that is commonly used in anti-aging and acne treatments. However, studies have shown that high doses of retinoids can be harmful to developing fetuses. Therefore, it’s recommended to avoid using products that contain retinoids during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid is a common ingredient in acne treatments and exfoliating products. While small amounts of salicylic acid are considered safe, high doses can be harmful. Therefore, it’s recommended to avoid using products that contain more than 2% salicylic acid.

Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone is a skin-lightening agent commonly used to treat hyperpigmentation. However, studies have shown that it can be harmful during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Therefore, it’s recommended to avoid using products that contain hydroquinone.

Essential Oils

While essential oils are often used in aromatherapy and natural remedies, some essential oils can be harmful during pregnancy and breastfeeding. For example, clary sage and rosemary essential oils are known to cause contractions and should be avoided.

Phthalates

Phthalates are a group of chemicals commonly used in fragrances and plastics. They have been linked to developmental problems and should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What to Look for in Safe Skin Care Products

When choosing skin care products during pregnancy and breastfeeding, look for products that are:

All-Natural Ingredients

Look for products that are made from all-natural ingredients and free from harmful chemicals.

Fragrance-Free

Fragrances can be irritating to sensitive skin, so it’s best to choose fragrance-free products.

Non-Comedogenic

Non-comedogenic products are formulated to not clog pores, which can help prevent acne breakouts.

Hypoallergenic

Hypoallergenic products are less likely to cause allergic reactions.

Organic

Organic products are free from pesticides and other harmful chemicals, making them a safer option during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Safe Skin Care Products for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

When it comes to choosing safe skin care products during pregnancy and breastfeeding, there are many options available. Here are some products to consider:

Cleansers

During pregnancy and breastfeeding, it’s essential to keep your skin clean and free from dirt and impurities. Look for gentle, fragrance-free cleansers that won’t irritate your skin. Some options to consider include Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, Aveeno Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser, and La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser.

Moisturizers

Moisturizing your skin is essential during pregnancy and breastfeeding to prevent dryness and itchiness. Look for fragrance-free, hypoallergenic moisturizers that won’t clog your pores. Some options to consider include Vanicream Moisturizing Cream, CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, and Eucerin Advanced Repair Cream.

Sunscreens

Protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays is essential during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Look for mineral-based sunscreens that contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide and are free from harmful chemicals. Some options to consider include Blue Lizard Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen, Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen, and Babyganics Mineral-Based Sunscreen.

Acne Treatments

Dealing with acne during pregnancy and breastfeeding can be challenging. Look for products that contain safe ingredients like benzoyl peroxide or glycolic acid. Some options to consider include Neutrogena On-The-Spot Acne Treatment, Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, and The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque. Vita Cosmetic and Laser clinic also offers a number of acne treatments in Toronto.

Stretch Mark Creams

Stretch marks are a common concern during pregnancy. Look for creams that contain ingredients like cocoa butter, shea butter, or vitamin E to help prevent and reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Some options to consider include Bio-Oil Skincare Oil, Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion, and Mustela Stretch Marks Prevention Cream. Vita Cosmetic & Laser Clinic also offers stretch mark treatments in Toronto.

Deodorants

Choosing a safe and effective deodorant during pregnancy and breastfeeding is essential. Look for products that are free from harmful chemicals like aluminum, parabens, and phthalates. Some options to consider include Native Deodorant, Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant, and Tom’s of Maine Natural Deodorant.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use retinoids while breastfeeding?
No, retinoids should be avoided during breastfeeding as they can be harmful to your baby.

Can I use hydroquinone while pregnant?
No, hydroquinone should be avoided during pregnancy as it can be harmful to your developing baby.

Can I use essential oils while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Some essential oils can be harmful during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It’s best to talk to your doctor before using any essential oils.

Can I use anti-aging products while pregnant or breastfeeding?
It’s best to avoid using anti-aging products that contain retinoids or other harmful ingredients during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Can I use self-tanning products while pregnant or breastfeeding?
While self-tanning products are generally considered safe, it’s best to talk to your doctor before using them during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

And there you have it!

Taking care of your skin during pregnancy and breastfeeding is essential for both your health and your baby’s health. By avoiding harmful ingredients and choosing safe and effective products, you can keep your skin healthy and glowing. Need more help? Book your complimentary consultation at Vita Cosmetic and Laser Clinic to discuss the treatment options that are right for YOU.

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We will evaluate areas of correction, provide you with all of the details and expectations of your non-invasive and non-surgical aesthetic procedures, including cost, and determine whether a patient is a great candidate for specific treatments like Botox, Dermal Fillers, Hair Loss Treatment, Laser Procedures, Body Contouring, Peels, Skin Rejuvenation etc.

You will receive a customized, detailed report with VISIA® in-depth digital skin analysis, including recommended treatments and ongoing skin care.

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At Vita Cosmetic & Laser Clinic, Dr. Diego Delgado, who is a Member of the Humber’s Medical Aesthetics Program Advisory Committee and Faculty at the Canadian Board of Medical Aesthetics, oversees all treatments that require medical supervision. We adhere to high moral principles and professional standards through a commitment to honesty, confidentiality, trust, respect and transparency.

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