Changes to your skin while you're pregnant and breastfeeding are normal, and you might need to switch your skincare routine to accommodate these changes, because your skin has different needs and the products you're currently using might not be safe during this time.

While many skincare products are fine to use while you're growing and feeding a baby, there are some to avoid for the safety of you and your child. Skincare products are absorbed into the skin and a few can make their way into the bloodstream. Since your bloodstream supplies nutrients for both the placenta and breast milk production, it's good to keep the following information in mind.

Hormones and your skin

The hormones produced during pregnancy can have all kinds of effects on a person's skin, including dryness, acne and more. More than 90 percent of women experience significant and complex skin changes during pregnancy, according to a 2014 article published in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care