“During pregnancy, most people either get breakouts or get really dry and a little flat,” explains Chapman. “The key to using is a good hyaluronic acid to maintain hydration; vitamin C to brighten and control issues like melasma and hyperpigmentation; and, best of all, SPF for sun protection—regardless of pregnancy and No!”
Dr. Kluk agrees: “Cleansers and moisturizers are non-negotiable. Look for ingredients like glycerin and ceramides in your moisturizer and layer them underneath Moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Melasma flares up frequently during pregnancy, and daily sunscreen is the best way to relieve it. All other skin care products you choose should be used as needed.”
Dr. Kluk says that when breakouts occur, topical application of salicylic acid to the affected area is recommended. “Topical application of salicylic acid at 2% or less is generally considered acceptable, while more often Greater surface area application of concentrations greater than 2% is considered more risky.”
Use retinol with caution
Prescription retinol Alcohols, such as retinoids, retinaldehyde and adapalene, should never be used during pregnancy, Dr. Kluk said, while Chapman explained that encapsulated formulations such as retinyl palmitate are less aggressive and therefore can be used in low doses .
“The concentration of Icon Night we use in our nighttime facial care and makeup formulations has no negative side effects,” assures Chapman. “For example, if you’re using a stronger makeup with a higher concentration, 1%, I’d stop using it.”
Don’t quit oil completely
“Essential oils, such as those found in bath and body oils, that are applied to the entire surface of the skin should be avoided,” says Chapman, “because when the oil is absorbed into The concentration of the oil can be an issue when in the blood. However, if you use a facial oil that has fragrance and some essential When you use something on your face, use it in relatively small amounts.”
Always talk to your midwife or doctor
Both of our experts made it clear that talking to experts (not trawling Internet forums) to clear up doubts or dilemmas is key. After all, what harm is there in asking a question?