DDCC from February because I'm dealing with the same thing!
I also LOVE my Clarisonic, which was pricey, but worth every single penny. I've noticed breakouts when I forget to use it - or accidentally fall asleep for the night at 8 pm without washing my face (or brushing my teeth - gross
). I've also noticed a big difference since switching to Boscia skincare, which is entirely preservative and fragrance free.
Salycilic acid is
usually not recommended during pregnancy, but this is based on a study where they gave it in massive oral doses to pregnant rats and saw birth defects. Pretty different from using a dime-sized amount to wash your face with! I actually used SA (in a moisturizer that stayed on my skin all day and night, no less!) all through pregnancy with DS without realizing it, and he is picture perfect. This isn't me saying, "You're being crazy," but more trying to reassure you if you've been using it and are worried!
I figure it can't be that big a deal if my OB/midwife doesn't ask at my first visit what I'm using on my face, kwim? Since pregnancy acne is such a common complaint, I would think that if it were a problem they'd make sure to let you know that SA was an issue, because I don't think most people assume that it will be.