How can I treat acne breakouts? - Answers to Your Top Skincare Questions | Fit Pregnancy - Fit Pregnancy

Answers to Your Top Skincare Questions

From stretch marks and acne to itchiness and rashes, your skin will go through as many changes during pregnancy as the baby growing inside of you!

Acne Breakouts: During pregnancy, you must avoid retinoids, or vitamin A derivatives, such as Retin-A or Renova, as well as salicylates, including products containing salicylic acid (also known as beta-hydroxy acid).; these can all cause potential harm to your developing baby. Instead, look for products that contain lactic acid or glycolic acid, says Heidi Waldorf, M.D., director of cosmetic and laser dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.

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