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The Blog ‘The big skincare dos and don’ts every pregnant woman needs to know’

So, you’ve found out you’re pregnant, congratulations! But wait, what can you actually use now on your face and body when it comes to beauty products?

What treatments are pregnancy-safe? chatted to our Head Skin & Laser Therapist at Contour Clinics, Nadia Radi, for expert advice on pregnancy-safe treatments.

What treatments can I do?

These are the treatments that Nadia recommends as being 100% pregnancy-safe:

  • The Rehydrating Chemical Peel
    “The only chemical peel that is pregnancy-safe is a lactic acid peel, as lactic acid is naturally found in the body.”
  • The Signature Facial
    “Everything in this facial is pregnancy- and breastfeeding-safe.”
  • The Dermaplaning Facial
    “This is to be performed with some precautionary measure.”
  • The Facial For Him
    “Despite the name, this is safe for pregnant women, as it uses physical exfoliation, not chemical. We would also forgo using the Ultrasonic Device, to be safe.”

A definitive list of what to avoid

  • Vitamin A derivatives like retinol and retinal
  • Salicylic acids (BHAs)
  • Hydroquinone
  • Tetracycline
  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Synthetic fragrances
  • Chemical sunscreens
  • Facials that involve laser therapy may not be suitable

A definitive list of what is in the safe zone

  • AHAs (which stands for alpha hydroxy acid)
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Vitamin C
  • Peptides
  • Mineral sunscreens
  • Niacinamide


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This article was published by:
  • The Daily Telegraph
  • Herald Sun
  • The Chronicle
  • The Courier Mail
  • NT News
  • Cairns Post
  • Gold Coast Bulletin
  • Geelong Advertiser
  • The Mercury

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