I’ve been using a 2% BHA liquid exfoliant for a few years now, and I love how soft my skin feels.
But recently, I found out that this isn’t the only use of 2% BHA—it can also be used by pregnant women.
So does this mean that pregnant women should use 2% BHA? Is it safe?
In this article, we’ll take a look at whether or not you should use 2% BHA during your pregnancy if you don’t have any sensitive skin conditions or allergies to other ingredients.
Is 2% BHA Safe for Pregnancy?
BHA is safe to use during pregnancy. According to the American Pregnancy Association, BHA (but not retinol) is safe for use on the face and body during pregnancy.
BHA is a mild exfoliant. Unlike chemical peels or microdermabrasion, which can be harsh on the skin and cause irritation, BHA works gently with your body’s own natural processes to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles while keeping pores clear.
You should always patch-test new products before applying them around your eyes or other sensitive areas of your face—especially those that contain AHAs!
How Often Should You Use 2% BHA?
The instructions for [2% BHA] recommend using it one to three times a day.
Dr. Schultz says that if you have sensitive skin, rosacea, or any other skin condition (like eczema), you may want to use this product less often than that.
“I recommend using [2% BHA] once a day in the morning after washing your face with a gentle cleanser and patting dry,” she says.
“If you have very dry skin, it may be helpful to also apply an emollient like Aquaphor over top of [2% BHA].”
What Does 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant Do?
2% BHA liquid exfoliant is a milder version of the popular BHA product.
It helps to unclog pores and remove dead skin cells, which can help with acne, blackheads, and oiliness.
How Long Does It Take for 2% BHA to Work?
The good news is that 2% BHA is effective for so many skin issues and conditions that it can help your skin overall.
But how long will you have to wait before noticing the benefits?
In general, most people notice some improvement in their acne after just one week of using 2% BHA on a nightly basis.
If your skin has more serious issues like blackheads or enlarged pores, however, you may need to use 2% BHA every other day for several months before seeing results—and even then only if you commit yourself to regular application!
It’s also important to note that while 2% BHA does help fade hyperpigmentation caused by melasma (a condition that makes dark spots appear on women’s faces), it won’t clear the entire area of discoloration—it’s best used alongside other treatment options like bleaching creams or chemical peels.
Does 2% BHA Cause Purging?
As for whether 2% BHA causes purging, that’s trickier to answer because it depends on a number of factors:
- How much exfoliation you’re getting from other products in your routine?
- What’s causing your breakouts in general.
- How severe they are before you start using 2% BHA.
Some people see gradual improvements over time as their skin acclimates itself more fully to their new regimen—and these are often referred to as “minor purges.”
2% BHA is a safe skincare ingredient that can be used during pregnancy.
It has been shown to be effective in restoring the skin’s natural pH balance and reducing acne breakouts, fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin issues.