Hello everyone, I’m Viki’s mother, a novice Mama who is still breastfeeding. Love to delve into scientific parenting knowledge, also love skin care makeup and dressing, love babies and love themselves. I want to exchange parenting knowledge with everyone, and I hope to help mothers become beautiful.

Have you ever fallen into the strange circle of whether you want to skin care during pregnancy when you are pregnant?

Skin care is afraid that it will not be good for the baby, and if you do not skin care, you are afraid that the skin will be bad

Viki’s mother is a veteran skincare maniac

Use the bloody reality to tell you how important skin care is for your mother

Before is Viki Mama facial injury for a week without washing the face and skin care skin condition

After is the condition of the skin after one week of continuous skin care

Therefore, Viki’s mother wants to share with you my skin care experience during pregnancy and lactation, I will tell you how to take care of the skin during the two special periods of pregnancy and lactation, which skin care products can be used and which cannot be used, whether makeup can be made, and which ingredients in skin care products are unsafe.

Safe skincare is key

During pregnancy and breastfeeding, everything you eat, wipe, and touch can affect not only you, but also your baby. Sandra Marchese Johnson said. She is a dermatologist at Johnson’s Dermatology Department at Fort Smith, Akanas.

“There are some ingredients that can be absorbed transdermally into the bloodstream, and some of them should be noted.” Lesile Baumann added that she is a professor of dermatology at the University of Miami and has written a book called The Skin Type Solution.

Most of the daily use of skin care products and cosmetics are completely safe, and some ingredients may be potentially harmful to the baby. So Viki’s mother now tells you that the following ingredients pregnant and lactating mothers should pay attention to.


For expectant mothers, A acid is an ingredient that should be avoided. Some studies suggest that high doses of vitamin A may be harmful to the fetus. Oral A acids, such as Accutane (isotretinoin), which treats acne and pimples, are recognized as drugs that can cause birth defects. However, if you already use a skin cream containing acid A, don’t panic. The A acid in cosmetics has changed form after entering the skin, and there is no evidence of effects on pregnant women.

Ingredient Name:

Differin (adapelene) Retin-A, Renova (tretinoin)Retinoic acid Retinol Retinyl linoleate Vitamin A linoleate Retinyl palmitate Vitamin A palmitate Tazorac and avage (Tazarotene)

Salicylic acid, salicylic acid and fruit acids

Salicylic acid belongs to the aspirin class, so it can also reduce inflammation and redness. Salicylic acid BHA, β hydroxy acid can be applied to some topical exfoliation. However, salicylic acid is a contraindication for pregnant women, and high-dose oral salicylic acid has been shown to cause birth defects and pregnancy complications. Therefore, even a small amount is mixed into skin care products, we should avoid it.

Salicylic acid

Beta hydroxy acid β hydroxy acid

Sunscreens sunscreen

During pregnancy, because the hormone hunger in the body is willing to deposit melanin more easily, resulting in pregnancy spots, some mothers do not dissipate pregnancy spots after giving birth is because they did not do a good job of sun protection during pregnancy, but when choosing sunscreen, avoid two ingredients, one is benzophenone-3, the other is camphor ingredients, you can choose some physical sunscreen for babies.

4-Methylkayi camphor


Acne Products acne products

Due to the change in hormone levels in the first three months of pregnancy, many mothers are prone to acne (that is, what everyone usually calls acne) If it is only a small amount of acne, let it be, if there is serious acne, it is best to find a doctor for treatment. Also, try to avoid acne lotions, creams, and masks that require prolonged facial application. Of course, oral retinoids are to be avoided.

Beta hydroxy acid


Differin (adapelene)

Retin-A, Renova (tretinoin)

Retinoic acid


Retinyl linoleate

Retinyl palmitate

Salicylic acid

Tazorac and avage (Tazarotene)



In fact, regardless of whether she is pregnant or not, Viki’s mother does not recommend that you use skin care products containing alcohol for a long time, because alcohol will not only irritate the skin, but also cause dry skin.



Denatured ethanol

SD alcohol 19-C

Essential oils

Essential oil skin care products viki mother is not recommended to use, although essential oils are a good thing, but because the current essential oil market quality is uneven, so it is not recommended that you use essential oils.


Makeup is possible during pregnancy and breastfeeding, but light makeup is recommended. If you really want to use makeup, you should choose high-quality (usually big brands are more expensive), because the better the quality of makeup, the less heavy metal components it contains. But if you’re super worried and still want to wear makeup, try some mineral makeup products. The ingredients used in these products only act on the surface of the skin and will not be irritating to most people.

If you find that you are using some cosmetics that contain the above potentially harmful ingredients, don’t be nervous, just stop using it.

“The vast majority of well-known brands are safe. If only 10% of the total skin area of the whole body is applied with cosmetics, any potential risk is minimal. ”

VIKI Mom Pregnancy & Lactation Skincare Checklist

Finally, I will summarize the key to postpartum and pregnancy skin care

1. Avoid using high doses or oral products containing tretinoin and salicylic acid, such as whitening, anti-wrinkle, and acne treatment products;

2. Choose brand products and do not buy three-nil products that are known as special for pregnant women;

3. Sun protection is especially important during pregnancy, because expectant mothers have to fight acne and pregnancy spots caused by hormone secretion;

4. To prevent stretch marks, we must first control weight, and the whole auxiliary method is to use plant oil massage to enhance skin elasticity;

5. Maintaining a good mood is the key to beauty;

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