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Have you tried just using witch hazel and rubbing your face down with it a few times a day. I would follow that with the African Black soap lotion if you can find it. It is very safe for pregnancy and babies. I bought mine at our local whole foods store. It is made for skin problems like acne, eczema, etc.
Jamie age 35-Married to Widget age 32 for 13 years
Tristen James born 10-28-00
Logan Boyce born 1-19-04
Brayden Monroe born 8/2/07
Sophia Elizabeta due 10-11-13
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Maybe my doctor is a quack and something terrible will happen to my baby (this is my attempt at sarcasm and wit, folks), but my doctor told me that whatever acne treatment I was using before I got pregnant is fine to use during. He told me that there is no proof that salicylic acid harms the baby, and to keep using it if it is helping.
That being said, I use the Oxy Spot Treatment when I have a breakout. It's pretty good stuff. If I have a pimple forming, I put some of that on there, and at lightning speed the pimple will actually form and then goes away the next day or so (or if you're like me and somewhat disgusting, the pimple will form enough so that you can pop it and get the dang thing off your face - eww, I know).
Here is my skin routine:
Morning: wash face w/Clinique liquid face soap; sometimes followed by a 2nd wash using my Neutrogena body acne scrub (yeah, it says body, but it does wonders on my face); followed by a swipe of Clinique clarifying lotion, which is actually a toner; followed by Clinique dramatically different lotion.
Evening: remove makeup w/Ponds cleansing towelettes, and then an application of the Oxy cream if needed.
Wow, I talk a lot. Anyway, I rarely have problems with breakouts. Also...I have noticed that if I use certain products that are formulated for an oily complexion (which is what I have), it can make me break out more. Maybe check into what types of products you're using? Especially makeup - that can really make a difference.
I have used the same acne wash as I did pre-pregnancy with this baby and DS. My doctor also agreed with Jenny's. Its still safe to use, since the acid is not being absorbed into the blood stream. However, it may be better for you to use something more natural or light if you have really sensitive skin. Neutrogena for sensitive skin really dries up acne without hurting your skin.