skin care

Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid in Beauty Products

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I just found out I am pregnant, very new only about 3 weeks, WOW! I have a concern regarding the beauty products I use - they do contain retinol and my night facial cream contains both Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid. Should I give them to my girlfriend? and if so, what are some safe products to use during pregnancy to help with wrinkles and mild acne?

Thank you!

Stretch Marks

nettiek1234's picture

For anyone out there wanting to keep stretch marks away, a friend told me during my 1st pregnancy to use Bag Balm. You get it at any drug store. It is a nasty looking, nasty smelling and very greasy. I was huge with my son and I smeared it faithfully all over my stomach and breasts. I never got one stretch mark on my entire body from pregnancy. Now I am 6 months pregnant with my 2nd child and faithfully smearing bag balm all over again, and I have elastic skin. Not one stretch mark appearing.