What To Do About Acne During Pregnancy

16Nov

The birth of a child can be one of the greatest moments of a woman’s life.  In one instant, a woman has brought a new life into the world.  But pregnancy has some drawbacks as well.  One drawback is the massive weight gain and the change of appearance in one’s body.  But along with the weight gain, there is another threat to a woman’s physical appearance.   Pregnancy can bring about acne as well.  Acne during pregnancy can become just another problem that women don’t want to deal with.  Or, with a little knowledge, it can just be a minor thing.

Why do women sometimes get acne when they are pregnant?  Well, it has a lot to do with the hormonal changes that occur in a woman during pregnancy.   Just as hormones cause acne in teenagers, those hormones can drastically affect a pregnant woman’s skin.  There isn’t much that a woman can do if to prevent acne during pregnancy but there are ways that she can treat it. 

The first thing is to look for a product that will not harm the health of the mother or the unborn child.  Many acne products have chemicals in them that while safe for ordinary people, they aren’t that safe for a pregnant woman.  A woman should first check with her obstetrician to get a recommendation on an appropriate product for use during pregnancy.  A medical professional can help a woman avoid a potentially harmful reaction to an acne product.

If a medical professional can’t point you to a product that you are comfortable with, try an herbal product or a home remedy.  All natural products can fight acne without introducing harmful chemicals to the system.  Or a home remedy might be the best bet.  Something like a homemade oatmeal paste or a mixture of ginger and milk will make a pregnant woman’s skin glow even more than usual.

Pregnancy should be a happy time in a woman’s life.  No woman should have to spend those precious months worrying about the acne breakouts on their face.   As long as they know how to treat acne while pregnant, they can focus on important things like decorating a nursery or choosing a baby name.

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