Cosmetics in Pregnancy: A Simple Guide

Whenever a woman gets pregnant, there would be many changes in her day-to-day life. For me, the most memorable would be strict compliance with vitamins prescribed by the obstetrician, and of course, certain adjustments with my skin care regimen.

Many think that once you get pregnant, you have to stop the usual things you do to keep yourself presentable. I didn’t believe this, especially if science proves otherwise. I remember replacing some of my anti-acne topicals with azelaic acid cream. When I had a breakout, I asked a co-resident to inject on my pimples. I had my hair dyed during my second semester, and had regular nail polish sessions on my toes throughout the pregnancy.

As I write this, Filipinos are still on enhanced community quarantine due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For the expecting ladies out there, it must be scary for you. Please take good care of yourselves and your little one, and I hope this post would lighten the mood. I wish this would also be useful to those who are planning to get pregnant in the future. 🙂

Skin Care in Pregnancy




For dermatology consultation: A lot of board-certified dermatologists are offering teledermatology service. Do check out their social media profiles to know more. Remember, when in doubt, ask your dermatologist.

Sending out virtual hugs,



Main source: Azulay-Abulafia, Luna, and Eduardo De Oliveira Vieira. “Cosmetic Approah During Pregnancy.” Daily Routine in Cosmetic Dermatology, Springer International Publishing, 2017, pp. 383–390.

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