Pregnancy Skin Care Guide

Acne Treatments for Pregnancy

Acne: Treating Pregnancy Acne

Moms-to-be are often surprised by pregnancy acne, which typically appears in the first trimester. Even more surprising is when they learn that acne-fighting products containing salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide should be avoided during pregnancy. Fortunately, there are now more options than ever before to treat pregnancy acne safely and effectively. Explore them all and find the right acne solution for your skin type.

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Melasma Treatments During Pregnancy

Melasma: Dealing with the Mask of Pregnancy

As many as 75% of moms-to-be will experience pregnancy melasma--darkening patches of skin on the face and upper body that result from hormonal interactions with melanin. The most at-risk are women with darker complexions. The bad news: during pregnancy, skin bleaches and chemical peels are off-limits. The good news: there are natural and safe alternatives made with your beauty and safety concerns in mind.

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Preventing Pregnancy Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks: Preventing Pregnancy Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are the dreaded pregnancy rite of passage…or are they? While stretch marks are largely hereditary and therefore not 100% preventable, there are skin care products that can definitely reduce your risk. Clinical studies have shown that lotions and oils containing vitamin E are effective at preventing the most severe purple stripes. The best stretch marks creams or oils are rich in this ingredient.

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