Pregnancy Safety

Is It Safe To Get A Chemical Peel During Pregnancy?

My skin has been out of control lately! Can I get a chemical peel?

Nope. We know your skin can do some pretty wacky stuff during pregnancy, but hold off on a chemical peel until after baby arrives and you’re done breastfeeding. The chemicals used in the process haven’t been proven safe for baby.

The only exception is lactic acid, which is considered okay to use during pregnancy because it’s found naturally in your body. It also can be gentler to your sensitive skin. If your doctor approves it, you can have a lactic acid peel. You may also be able to use some at-home products to liven up your complexion, as long as you get the go-ahead from your OB to use those, too.

Plus, more from The Bump:

Top 6 Annoying Pregnancy Skin Issues (and How to Deal)

Dry Skin During Pregnancy

Is a Facial Safe During Pregnancy?

By Melissa Schweiger and Annette Rubin, coauthors of Belli Beautiful: The Essential Guide to the Safest Health and Beauty Products for Pregnancy, Mom and Baby