Pregnancy causes many changes in your body including changes to your skin. Dryness of the skin is a common complaint and may occur for the first time during pregnancy or be a constitutional problem, exacerbated by pregnancy. The skin feels tight and uncomfortable; and may appear rough and dull. Your regular skincare products may no longer be suitable and you may need a more hydrating regimen. Some product ingredients are not safe for use in pregnancy. Skinsmart recommends the following products that are suitable for dry skin in pregnancy and while breastfeeding. In general, vitamin A and its derivatives, including retinol, are not safe for use in pregnancy.
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