Pregnant and lactating women often experience skin problems from sensitive skin, zits, blackened skin, lines in the stomach, to stretch marks. Many pregnant women who then want to overcome this skin problem by doing skin care procedures with chemical peeling products. However, often worrying will affect the growth of the fetus and baby. Then, secure chemical peeling products for these pregnant and lactating women?
Chemical Peeling Explanation
Chemical peeling is one of the skin treatments that uses chemicals applied to the skin. Chemicals used range from the mild to the ones that have strong effects. These chemicals will peel off the top layer of the skin to stimulate the growth of new skin layers. The chemicals used usually vary depending on the needs of your skin.
Ingredients in Chemical Peeling Products
Chemical peeling products contain many enzymes that are important for treating skin. Starting from salicylic acid, cyclonic acid, alpha hydroxyl acid, retinoid acid, and mandolin acid. All compounds used in chemical peeling products have almost the same function. All are specially formulated to remove dead skin cells and stimulate new cell regeneration processes. In addition, this compound is able to clean the pores from oil and dirt. Of course this will produce skin that is clean from acne scars, blackheads and scars.
Chemical Peeling Products for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers
There are several ingredients in the product that should not be used in pregnant and lactating women such as retinol and retinoid acid. This content is actually a vitamin A derivative such as retinoid acid, retinol, tretinoin, adapalene. These should not be used because they can be absorbed by the skin and irritate the skin.
However, there is a chemical peeling product which is relatively safe for use in pregnant and lactating women. BHA content is relatively safe to use because there are no studies that prove that BHA is really dangerous for pregnant and lactating women. This can be seen from almost all acne and peeling products using BHA. Even this product has also received approval from the FDA (Food & Drug Administration or BPOM in Indonesia). AHA has been declared safe for pregnant women because several studies have discussed the contents of this one.
If you want to use chemical peeling products to deal with acne, you can still use chemical peeling products with AHA or BHA in the form of serum or toner. Although this ingredient is not dangerous, you should still consult with your doctor first because the skin condition of each person is different.