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    Safe lotions?
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    sugarhi posted:
    Anyone else have horribly dry winter skin? I have been slathering myself with body lotion and face lotion the past week and then last night I started to freak out because I remember reading something about certain products that were in lotions that may or may not be safe to use while pregnant. I'm using regular Bath and Body Works body lotion and Dove face cream. These should be okay, right? I looked online and it said it is best to avoid products that contain retinoids and salicylic acid and I don't think either of those products do. I would use plain ol' cocoa butter but I have a ridiculous amount of body lotion already, it seems like a total waste to spend money on MORE lotion . . .
     
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    skerina responded:
    Salicylic acid is used in anti-zit creams, so you're probably safe there, depending on which Dove face cream you've got. The retinoids....I think are used in anti-aging face creams? (Retinol A, etc.) If that's correct, you should be in the clear....depending on which Dove face cream you've got. :) Isn't it fun what your skin does while pregnant....plus add in dry winter weather.... blech. -Amber
     
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    addiesmom0829 responded:
    Lurking.....All of the bath & bodyworks lotions are safe to use during pregnancy. The ones you want to avoid are those specifically geared to preventing acne or wrinkles. I used all of my favorites throughout all of my pregnancies and never had an issue. HTH


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