One of the simple facts of pregnancy is that your hormone levels are all out of whack, and for many women that means some serious skin problems. Acne breakouts are especially common during pregnancy for women who are already prone to acne, but some women will experience severe acne for the first time during pregnancy. This is due, at least in part, to the skin producing a larger amount of natural oils, which is also what gives the pregnant woman that often-noticed "glow."
One of the best ways to deal with your acne during pregnancy is to make sure your skin is clean, all the time. Make sure you’re cleaning your face a couple of times a day. After you clean your skin, make sure you also rinse it in order to get rid of any soap residue that might stil be hanging around. Look into using a facial cleanser that doesn’t contain any oils, and avoid soaps that contain oils, too.
Prevention is another important part of dealing with acne during pregnancy. Understand that picking at your acne makes it worse, and that you need to keep from messing with your pimples if ou really want them to go away. Picking and popping will cause the bacteria to spread.
Another aspect of dealing with acne during pregnancy can be stress management. During pregnancy, stress management is extremely important, not only in terms of your overall health, but in terms of your acne breakouts. Controlling stress may help to control your acne. Along with stress, keeping an healthy diet and regularly exercising can help control acne. Regular daily exercise can help to increase blood flow to the skin, and will help it to be more tone and stay more healthy.
In terms of remedies for acne during pregnancy, you should consider natural remedies before medications if at all possible. There are a number of anti-acne herbal products on the market. Some of the herbs and natural ingredients that these items might have in them can include Oleum Melaleuca, Oleum Lavandula, Oleum Carophylii, Calendula Officinalis, Symphytum, Echinacea, Arctium lappa, Bulbine frutescence, Lavender essesntial oil, Azadirachta, Melaleuca Alternifolia or Tea Tree Oil, and Aspalathus linearis.
Before using any acne medications, make sure you check with your doctor. There are some products that aren’t safe to use during pregnancy, and there are others that haven’t been thoroughly tested as being safe.