"Salicylic acid is another no-no for pregnant women. High doses of the acid in its oral form have been shown in studies to cause birth defects and various pregnancy complications.
Again, doctors are being cautious by recommending that pregnant women avoid the topical use of salicylic acid. Small amounts applied to the skin — such as a salicylic acid-containing toner used once or twice a day — are considered safe, says Johnson.
But the concern is stronger about face and body peels containing salicylic acid. "This kind of 'soaking' in the ingredient is similar to taking one or more aspirin when pregnant," she explains.
"More product used equals more absorption into the bloodstream," adds Baumann. Always check with your doctor before having a peel treatment. Better yet, she advises, if you must have a peel, have it done professionally at your dermatologist's office. A dermatologist will know how to do it safely during pregnancy.
On the label:
Beta hydroxy acid
Note: Alpha hydroxy acids, sometimes listed as AHAs, glycolic acid, or lactic acid, are safe.
Best to avoid
---- Looked up Lemongrass too- I love tofu lemongrass and tom yum soup- errr- sushi- soft cheese - red wine and coffee and chamomile - I hadn't hear of that one- well then- off to buy new facewash- and will eat curry at Thai on my weekly Thai food lady lunch date- damn. Anything else??
Oh I edited this to add sprouts- any kind :( Hollandaise
undercooked eggs- lox and processed meats- including cured meats- salami prosciutto spek etc.- think I have broken like 6 rules this week- fresh start now.
Edited by 2sweetsparrows - 1/24/12 at 10:42am