Acne During Pregnancy

Posted by Kristy Richman August - 18 - 2015
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During pregnancy a woman’s body goes through so many changes. Often times hormones become a little unstable. These changes during pregnancy may cause acne or blemishesIt is said that there is no true way to prevent acne if it occurs while pregnant, but there are ways to treat your skin and make yourself feel better in the process.

Acne during pregnancy

Go Natural: During pregnancy women already have that natural glow. Their bodies are completely radiant. Make-up is used to enhance beauty that is already in existence but if you don’t feel that need to wear it, don’t. If you do like to enhance, do so with water base products instead of oil based. This will allow your pores to breathe and in return it will put an end to (or minimize) these unwanted breakouts.

Washing: It is always important to wash your face at least twice a day and most important right before you go to bed, especially if you are wearing makeup. Gently wash your face with a hypoallergenic cleaner and use your hands instead of a washcloth. Your hands are softer and less abrasive on your skin. When you are done washing, pat your skin dry with a clean towel or allow it to air dry. Don’t rub your skin with a towel. While pregnant your skin tends to be more sensitive and may react poorly to the roughness.

Lotions: Are a great item to use throughout the day. Especially during theses winter months when the air is cold and dry. If your skin is more dry than usual, it’s perfectly okay to use lotion to solve this problem. When using crèmes and lotions be aware of which are water and oil based. Using an oil based lotion may clog pours more than a water based.

Don’t Squeeze: It may seem like a temporary way to resolve the issue but squeezing a black head or whitehead could create an infection and more pimples. This could also cause scarring and permanent damage to the skin. One major factor a pregnant model certainly wants to avoid.

Medication and Acne Lotion: It’s always best to speak with a doctor before using blemish lotions or gel medication to help with the pimples. Over the counter medications are easily accessible but it’s  best to know what’s healthy for both you and your baby. There are many lotions and medicines that have not been properly tested for pregnant women, so make sure you check with your doctor first. If this problem continues or worsens it’s best to speak with a dermatologist who can recommend something to provide comfort that is healthy for you and your little bundle of joy.

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