Post # 1
Hi Ladies, I have always had skin problems with acne since I became a teenager, but my skin was pretty much cleared up before becoming pregnant. Now, since being pregnant my skin is going out of control. I have read things online, and it seems different things are contradicting themselves. Do any of you have any knowledge on what is safe to use for the baby, with some good results? Anything would be helpful. Thank you.
Post # 3
@Lovemyfuturehub: If I were you, I would go see a dermatologist. I wouldn’t take the risk of trying different over the counter remedies because a) they probably won’t work and b) they have the potential to harm baby.
Worst case it’ll go away when you have the little one.
Post # 4
I asked my doctor this very question! I always had issues with breakouts and finally found that Alba Acnedote worked wonders on my skin and cleared it up before I got pregnant. Then I read that anything with salicylic acid is a no no when pregnant. So, I specifically asked her if it was ok to use and she said absolutely. It’s perfectly fine. This is the stuff I use (I buy mine at Wal Mart): http://www.albabotanica.com/collections/natural-acnedote.html
I use the deep poor wash, the astringent, and the lotion. I swear by it. It’s the only stuff that’s helped me. And, since it’s botanical, I feel like it’s a bit safer.
Post # 5
I’m not pregnant but know how hormones can cause adult acne to go out of control, all too well! I have suffered from it for years. Talk to your doctor/derm if you have one. Loads of people break out for all different reasons.
I thought I’d have a face explosion when I went off BCP, but turns out my new regimen has worked wonders. I highly recommend the Clinique acne line. If you can’t afford to get the whole adult acne skin care kit, get the face/body bar for acne. It lasts forever and the best thing? It’s unscented. Unlike many, many other regimens for acne the unscented version Clinique has can cut out a lot of irritation. Turns out, the fragrance in the soaps from neutrogena and other brands made me break out. By switching to an unscented skin care line my face is clearer than ever even with crazy hormones. My skin is combination/sensitive by the way. Hope this helps! Also- check your makeup. Sometimes when your skin/body is going through changes, it helps to switch to a powder foundation or an all-natural makeup (bare minerals). Let me know if you have any questions.
I’m a makeup artist by the way, so I do work with a lot of skin types.
Another thing you can do (that you may be already doing) is drink lots of water and steam your face before applying cleanser. It’ll allow the medication to sink into pores and get to work faster.
Post # 6
Thank you ladies, I am going to try to talk to my doctor next time I see her. I am also going to try your suggestions!!
Post # 7
Definitely talk to your doctor! My doctor said that any acne medication sold over the counter is fine. I currently use the Neutrogena oil-free acne wash and their concealer with salicylic acid in it.