Here are 5 tips to help with acne in pregnancy!
You know how when you're pregnant people say that you have a glow about you? But when you look in the mirror all you see is sweat from puking all morning and tons of acne that showed up almost immediately after the test came back positive. Many women who struggle with acne during pregnancy have probably not dealt with it since high school! So, you might be wondering what you can do that can help you get your clear skin back!
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1. Benzoyl Peroxide Wash: Don't take advice from people who've never dealt with acne before. They don't know what they are talking about. One woman said a complete stranger came up to her and said "maybe if you used anti-bacterial soap. You wouldn't have acne." Another time a man informed her that all she needed to do to have clear skin was to "put a warm washcloth on her face every evening." These people have obviously never had acne. What you need is a powerful acne-fighting face wash and not just a "face cleanser.". The best acne fighting soap on the market is anything with Benzyl Peroxide.
2. Makeup Remover: Many women don't fully wash off their makeup at the end of the night. The wash their face, but most would be surprised as to how much makeup residue is left behind! If makeup is left sitting on your skin it can lead to clogged pores and an unhealthy complexion. Clean off your makeup with a nice makeup remover. Then wash your face.
3. Clear skin Foundation: Do some investigating on foundation products that are specifically intended to help cover and cleanse your skin. Stay away from any product that is thick and oily.
4. Sunbathe: Many doctors will advise women to get out in the sun a little bit. The sun can actually help your complexion.
5. Moisturizer: Adding a good moisturizer into your skin routine. A good moisturizer is essential to help prevent and control acne. A moisturizer is also very important if you are using a benzoyl peroxide product that is prone to dry out your skin. If your skin gets too dry it will create it's "own moisturize" which is oil. Therefore, your skin will become more oily. Oil can produce more acne by clogging pores. Make sure that your moisturizer is specific to helping fight acne and is oil-free and non-comedogenic. The product should even specifically say that it won't clog pores.
Hopefully, you can get that ance under control so you can feel more confident in your own skin. We are here to tell you that you are beautiful no matter what! You are bringing life into this world!