How To Clear Up Acne When Pregnant – What’s Safe To Use?
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During this beautiful time your body is going through so many changes and your hormones are going through the roof, all of which contribute to how your skin behaves.
You are probably finding your skin is breaking out more than it ever did before you were pregnant or maybe you suffered from acne before but you are now concerned as to whether your usual skincare products are safe to use now you are expecting.
Well don’t worry, controlling acne whist pregnant doesn’t have to be a problem there are some beautiful products that are going to help bring that gorgeous glow you’ve been waiting for and banish the pesky pimples so you can forget about your skin and start enjoying this very special unforgettable time.
During this article we’re going to get to the bottom of how to clear up acne when pregnant and what is safe for you and your baby, to help control the breakouts.
What’s Causing Breakouts When Pregnant?
Getting more spots or even acne is so common during pregnancy due to an increase in the hormone Androgen which causes your skin to produce more sebum, the oil that clogs your pores and when it mixes with dead skin cells and bacteria causing breakouts.
Maybe you’ve suffered with acne for many years but are worried about continuing use of your usual skincare.
you should avoid anything containing Salycilic Acid, Benzoyl Peroxide, Retinol or Accutane, all great for treating acne but not great for your baby.
Instead look for ingredients like witch hazel, vitamin C and Aloe which you can find in these gorgeous luxurious products by The Spoiled Mama, I love this range specially formulated for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum mamas.
All of which are free from
- Sulfates (SLS/SLES)
- Synthetic fragrances
- Petroleum derivatives or mineral oil
- Formaldehyde or formaldehyde carriers
- TEA, PEG, DEA
- Animal testing or by-products
So back to your acne skincare, here are some suggestions to get your skin back on track.
BalanC Acne Toner
This beautiful product gently removes excess oil and balances the skin, it’s unclogs pores soothes away pregnancy acne with a host of gorgeous smelling organic ingredients which give your skin a gorgeous blemish free glow!
How To Use
Cleanse morning and evening and spritz the Balanc Toner over fresh clean skin, follow with Rehab Serum and then moisturiser and SPF.
I like this natural cleansing milk from Nakin it’s full of lovely anti aging ingredients with a really luxurious feel.
To moisturise try Nakins Natural Face Cream Matt Finish this is a lightweight moisturiser perfect for oily complexions so whilst your skin is breaking out but still needs that all important hydration, this is the perfect go to.
The Balanc Toner can then be spitz over your mineral makeup too.
Its also great to just spray over your skin to give it a boost as and when it needs it!
Rehab Serum: Safe Hormonal Acne Treatment
This serum is amazing for hormonal pregnancy acne, containing natural witch hazel and green tea to give your skin an amazing glow.
It also contains hyaluronic acid, naturally found within our skin, this amazing molecule plumps and hydrates by holding up to a 1000 times its own weight in water!
Love the stuff.
It is a really elegant formula that absorbs quickly so it feels great too.
This serum is perfect for any skin type whether it be dry or oily, if you have blemishes and a bump you need this!
It’s even good for sensitive skin.
If pregnancy mask otherwise known as malasma, or darker areas on your skin is a problem since you became pregnant, this serum is really great for this too.
It’s important to follow up this one with a high factor mineral SPF to protect from harmful UV.
Many cases of pregnancy acne are just that and your skin should return to normal after you little bundle of joy is here.
But for now enjoy these wonderful products and the rest of your pregnancy.
If you would like to share your experiences please leave your comments below, I would love to here them.