Facial Cleansers During Pregnancy

Updated on June 16, 2009
J.H. asks from East Northport, NY
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I am looking for a safe facial cleanser to use during pregnancy. The one I was using before becoming pregnant contains things in it that are unsafe to use during pregnancy. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks

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answers from New York on

I found couple of organic products that are completely free of everything (Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, (any) Paraben,Propylene Glycol,Diazolidinyl Urea, ...), and one of them is "Karen's Botanicals" (http://www.karensbotanicals.com/products4%20Cleansers,%20....
But as we all know that not every organic product is always safe for you, so here is a site where you can check a specific product (put the brand name into there search and it will give you a list of products and there score of how hazardous there are):

I personally stayed away from everything and anything (hair styling items, hair dyes, some shampoos, age fighting cleansers and moisturizers, nail polish, some eye make up .... and list goes on) while I was pregnant but I went back to all those things after the pregnancy, well only because the organic stuff didn't give (or needed more time to give me) very good age fighting results :(



answers from New York on

less is more. dove soap, or noxema. if you have acne, you can try using dial antibacterial soap a couple of times a week if its not too harsh for you. my derm recommended dove soap with dial a few times a week, cleared up everything, nice and soft, and not too much of any crazy chemicals.



answers from New York on

Johnson & Johnson's Purpose face wash.


answers from Buffalo on

I use Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap (Castile Soap) in Baby Mild. It is very pure soap and does not contain any essential oils. Here's a picture of it on the Dr. Bonner's website: http://www.drbronner.com/DBMS/OLBA08EA/BabyMildLiquidSoap...

I buy it at my local grocery store or health food store, but I have also bought it from www.vitacost.com

It is a concentrated soap and you have to buy a foam pump to use it for a hand or face wash. I use 1/3 soap to 2/3 water, but if your face is more oily, you can use a 50/50 mixture. I bought my foam pumps off of e-bay.



answers from New York on

I love Neutrogena facial cleaner. It comes in a pump and can be found unscented.



answers from New York on

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