• Ingredients to avoid during pregnancy

    Some ingredients should be avoided in skin care during pregnancy. These ingredients are as follows:

    -Retinoids: Retinoids are ingredients that promote skin regeneration and help treat skin problems such as acne and blemishes. However, it is thought that retinoids during pregnancy may cause developmental problems in the baby. Therefore, products containing retinoids should be avoided during pregnancy.
    -Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone is an ingredient used to treat skin blemishes. However, hydroquinone is also thought to cause developmental problems in the baby during pregnancy. Therefore, products containing hydroquinone should be avoided during pregnancy.
    -Arbutin Arbutin is a natural form of hydroquinone. Like hydroquinone, arbutin is thought to cause developmental problems in the baby during pregnancy. Therefore, products containing arbutin should also be avoided during pregnancy.

    There is also disagreement among doctors about some ingredients during pregnancy. These ingredients are as follows:

    -Salicylic acid Salicylic acid is an ingredient that helps remove dead skin cells. Salicylic acid is considered safe in pregnancy at concentrations below 2%. However, some doctors advise that products containing salicylic acid in concentrations above 2% should be avoided during pregnancy.
    -Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs): AHAs are a group of ingredients that help remove dead skin cells. AHAs are considered safe in pregnancy at concentrations below 5%. However, some doctors advise that products containing AHAs in concentrations above 5% should be avoided during pregnancy.
    -Some herbal extracts: There is not enough research on whether some herbal extracts are safe during pregnancy. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid products containing such herbal extracts during pregnancy.

    General recommendations

    Do not forget to use sunscreen. As the skin becomes more sensitive during pregnancy, it is more vulnerable to the sun's rays. Therefore, you should always use sunscreen when going outside.
    Drink plenty of water. Water helps to keep the skin moisturized and healthy. Therefore, make sure you drink plenty of water during pregnancy.
    Eat a healthy diet. A healthy diet also helps to keep your skin healthy. Therefore, try to eat healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains during pregnancy.

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