The worst products to use during pregnancy are benzyl peroxide, salicylic acid and retinols. If acne or red-blotchy spots are what are plaguing you during your pregnancy, here are a few products you can use at home: Sulphur-based topical products, glycolic acid or alpha-hydroxy acids and some at-home microdermabrasion treatments, as well as a lot of the natural based facial oils and products. Just make sure and test these against our list safe herbs during pregnancy.
While it may seem like a struggle to find these products, it is even harder to find aestheticians that use safe products so that you can pamper yourself or help out your hormonal, acne-prone, pregnant face. I did find a wonderful aesthetician who does use safe products and even makes her own skin care products.
During certain holidays she even has a seasonal facial, like during October her wonderful pumpkin facial which you can now see a picture of me getting below. I did this for my acne and just some swelling in my skin. For a safe pregnancy facial check out: http://www.minottiskincare.com and ask for Michelle.
So here is the picture: not glamorous during the process, but I did look better afterward.