"What can pregnant women do to avoid skin issues before, during and after their pregnancy? "
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Pregnancy results in a major shift in hormonal activity, which is reflected in skin changes that vary in individuals. Each woman is different and will have a unique skin regimen during this time. Generally, before pregnancy women can maintain their skin health with proper exfoliation, hydration and any treatment for unique conditions. During pregnancy it is best to avoid certain ingredients like retinoids and Salicylic Acid. You may use Lactic Acid and antioxidants, as well as oat to reduce possible redness. After pregnancy and during breastfeeding, it should be safe to go back to the pre-pregnancy regimen.

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