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Acne in Early Pregnancy eggdrop Due January 15; 1 child; 2 angel babies; United States 20 posts
13th May

Does anyone have any recommendations as far as skin care products go? I just found out I'm pregnant (4w5d) and my last pregnancy two months ago ended in M/C. I want to make sure i'm using baby-friendly products to keep my skin clear, but I'm not sure which brands might be worthwhile checking out. I know the rules--no salicylic acid, no benzoyl peroxide, no vitamin A.....glycolic acids seem to be okay, though.

Any recommendations/suggestions? Super Happy

emily. ♥ Due November 22 (boy); Honolulu, HI, United States 1309 posts
13th May

I use neutrogena liquid without fragrance. It seems to help me out a lot more than other ones I have tried.

<3 Kate <3 1 child; Pensacola, FL, United States 1719 posts
13th May

I'm 24 weeks, with a girl.
I get these occasional pimples on my cheek, eye brows, and under my nose. Very unpleasant because I never got any bumps on my face before.

I tried a bunch of soaps and face washes, but it just irritated me more.
I have sensitive skin though.

I found that honestly, just water in the shower applied with my hands lightly seem to be working.
I also make sure I remove my makeup (again with water in the shower, I don't use the makeup wipes except for eye makeup)

It's prob just the hormones doing this to you.

Mine are hardly noticeable and every now and again I'll see one, but it's wayyy better now that I am not trying to scrub away my skin.
You are so early in your pregnancy, you've got a lottt of hormones right now, so just give it time.
I wouldn't go spending a lot of money on acne wash and creams it will only dry out your skin

*mind you, take this advice knowing that everyone is different. I didn't have acne or bumps before my pregnancy ever. I'm 23 years old too so I'm not a young teenager either.

I have sensitive skin so water seemed to work best and the face soaps really just burn and irritate me.
If you are like me though and don't wanna go in public with bumps on your face, you should try clinique face makeup. It's for sensitive skin and it's not heavy.

:)

<3 Kate <3 1 child; Pensacola, FL, United States 1719 posts
13th May

Quoting emily. ♥:
I use neutrogena liquid without fragrance. It seems to help me out a lot more than other ones I have tried.


Also, yes. I've used this stuff. It's great and doesn't burn. I didn't use it to clear up acne or anything, I used it whenever I had a bunch of makeup on and in the shower.
But it doesn't hurt your skin at all.

Fragrance free is the way to go!!!!

Millsh TTC since Jul 2013; 1 child; Illinois 1080 posts
13th May

I found out I was pregnant because I woke up with tiny little pimples all over my entire face.  My doctor recommended crushing up an aspirin and rubbing it on my face.  She said that it was safe.   I'm not saying to do this for sure, but you could ask your doctor.  I did a lot of reading up on it before I went ahead and did it, but everything I found made me feel okay with it.   My acne was gone within two days, for good.  

I put two or three pills in the palm of my hand and added enough water to make a scrub.  It felt great and worked quickly.  I still do it from time to time to exfoliate or take care of some spots.  

<3 Kate <3 1 child; Pensacola, FL, United States 1719 posts
13th May

Quoting Millsh:
I found out I was pregnant because I woke up with tiny little pimples all over my entire face.  My doctor recommended crushing up an aspirin and rubbing it on my face.  She said that it was safe.   I'm not saying to do this for sure, but you could ask your doctor.  I did a lot of reading up on it before I went ahead and did it, but everything I found made me feel okay with it.   My acne was gone within two days, for good.  

I put two or three pills in the palm of my hand and added enough water to make a scrub.  It felt great and worked quickly.  I still do it from time to time to exfoliate or take care of some spots.  


I've heard of this too!
Def gonna try it if I still have bumps after giving birth lol!!!