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Pregnancy Safe Medical Skin Care

Pregnancy should be a time of glowing skin and long lustrous hair! Unfortunately, for many women pregnancy comes with combative hormones that wreak havoc on skin. Pigmentation, melasma, acne and facial hair growth are all possible with pregnancy.

What happens to your skin during pregnancy:

Pregnancy comes with a hormonal surge which also targets your follicles and sebaceous (oil producing) glands, and also your skin cells that produce melanin. Estrogens increase the capillaries of the skin, hence the reason for warmer skin and rosy red cheeks.

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For the safety of your growing bundle of joy, many active skincare ingredients are not recommended for use. Melanopeel® luckily has a pregnancy-safe list for you to get back to thinking about your new baby, and not your new breakouts.

Active ingredients that can be used during pregnancy:

Mandelic acid is on the top of our safety list! Tranexamic acid serums (the Tranexa series of serums) with vitamin C, lactic acid, glycolic acid, and niacinamide are also excellent choices for fresh glowing skin.

Active ingredients to avoid during pregnancy:

What ingredients are not on your safe list salicylic acid, retinol, hydroquinone & benzoyl peroxide. These ingredients at very high concentrations may pose a risk of birth defects to the fetus. These belong to FDA category C drugs – possible risk to fetus, based on animal studies.

We have put together a list of ingredients capable of resurfacing the skin, reducing inflammation, reducing discolorations, improving your acne, and creating smoother radiant skin.

Alpha hydroxy acids, kojic acid, arbutin, vitamin C, niacinamide, tranexamic acid, peptides and azelaic acid all work to calm and clarify your skin complexion.

Your pregnancy safe skin care list:

Please don’t forget your sunscreens as your skin is more sensitive to sun and can discolor easier.

PREGNANCY SAFE CLEANSERS
PREGNANCY SAFE TONERS
PREGNANCY SAFE TREATMENT SERUMS
PREGNANCY SAFE HYDRATORS
PREGNANCY SAFE PIGMENTATION CONTROL
PREGNANCY SAFE HOME PEELS
PREGNANCY SAFE SUNSCREENS

Ask your Melanopeel® physician about your customized skin care protocol based on the special needs of your skin.

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