Salicylic acid causes birth defects in pregnant women

Salicylic acid is a used as a treatment for acne. This article details the potential danger and side effects that pregnant women could encounter if they were to use salicylic acid to treat acne and also retinoids found in anti-ageing creams. Read on to discover the disturbing details.


Salicylic Acid Causes Birth Defects Salicylic acid causes birth defects in pregnant womenSalicylic acids are used to treat acne, but high quantities in its oral form can possibly cause birth defects and pregnancy complications. Yet, in it’s topical form, if you use a product once or twice a day that contains no more than 2% salicylic acid, you should be ok. Definitely avoid intense face and body peels that use salicylic acid.

Retinoids are commonly found in anti-aging moisturizers and help reduce wrinkles and improve skin tone. But the high amount of vitamin A in retinoids can be harmful to your unborn child….

More at How Your Skin Changes During Pregnancy – Hive Health Media (blog)


Now that you have been informed of the potential dangers of taking this skin treatment medications does it not make you wonder why you want to use them even if you were not pregnant? If taking these medications can potentially damage the foetus and cause pregnancy complications,  I ask, what damage could if your a male or a woman who is not pregnant. Is it worth the risk?

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