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Looking for Pregnancy-Specific Items

Any recommendations for products that are good for pampering mama - or just taking care of the crazy skin that comes with pregnancy/nursing? Any recommendations appreciated. Everything just comes up for stretch marks but I am far more concerned with not looking like a dried-up zombie than trying to cover up that my body made humans.

So, for any of my expecting mothers, when they're looking...

So, for any of my expecting mothers, when they're looking for skin care products, my main concern is just telling them to avoid products that have any kind of alpha hydroxy acid or heavy on essential oils. The reason being is because these ingredients penetrate deeper into the skin and it's just a precaution.

Re: Looking for Pregnancy-Specific Items

I don't think there are any pregnancy specific lines at Sephora. Did your doctor give you a list of ingredients to avoid? You can look at any lines and just check that they don't include those. You might also be able to continue using whatever you were before you got pregnant. Look for gentle cleansers and moisturizers. Serums are where you might want to look at ingredients more closely. 


Definitely avoid a prescription strength vit A (retin-a) type product. Many are also told to avoid retinol, some acids (salicylic, etc). Consult your doctor and decide what is best for you but I personally fall into the category of thought that anything over the counter is ok. Read labels and there will be a warning against using during pregnancy and breastfeeding. 

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