Spring/Summer 2012 Baby Bumps!

Holy Acne!

OH my gosh...I've never had acne ever and now BAM it's horrible...I first started getting it on my back, then on my shoulders, then all over my chest and ta-tas...now...all over my face! :(  I thought you were supposed to glow during pregnancy...lol...not look like a human pin cushion!


Hubby thinks it's a girl and read that the girls take all of the beauty out of you...but i'm not putting any worth into the old wives tale.  I'm just going to have to deal with looking like a 15 year old...I didn't even have pimples or red dots like this when I was going through puberty...lol.

Posted on October 19, 2011 at 3:05 am
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Oh yea!  I've been more oily than normal!  I had 2 huge zits on my nose this past weekend, not very glamorous at all!  Thank goodness for concealer!  What sux is that we can't use any astringent, because it contains some chemicals that have not been proven to be safe for pregnant women. Bummer!

Posted on October 19, 2011 at 3:21 am
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Wow, more news to me that you can't use a toner during pregnancy. As far as I can see, you just can't use toners with certain ingredients. I use Oil of Olay, and it doesn't have any ingredients on to no-no list. I haven't really noticed a big skin change with pregnancy.

Posted on October 19, 2011 at 3:35 am
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I use everything oil of olay!!!  LOVE IT!  My skin isn't even oily...that's what's weird!  I've just got red dots EVERYWHERE!!! 

Posted on October 19, 2011 at 3:56 am
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OMG!  I just noticed this the other day.  I've never had bad acne ever in my life and the other day I got out of the shower and I was like, WTH is all over my chest!!  So not looking forward to it moving to my face!

Posted on October 19, 2011 at 4:25 am
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I use Oil of Olay, too! Ever since I can remeber I have used their moisturizer.
I usually have oily skin and in the last couple of weeks it is like an oil slick. Here is what I use and the dr and midwife both said it was ok. I can sometimes feel acne building under the surface but nothing erupts and it fades after a few days.


Cetaphil cleanser - 2x/day
Oil of Olay moisturizer with spf for normal/oily skin - 2x/day
Astringent maybe 2-3x/week (does not have acne medications in it) I think it is Nivea.

This seems to be doing the trick for me and before my bfp I DID have a tendency to break out if I didn't work to keep it under control. This routine is pretty much what I was doing before except I eliminated the benzoyl peroxide I used to use every other day and replaced it with the astringent.
I hope something works for you!

Here is something I found on the APA website:


Pimple Breakouts and Acne:


What is this? If you have a problem with acne already, your acne may become more irritated during pregnancy. The extra hormones in your body cause your oil glands to secrete more oil, which can cause breakouts.


What can I do? You should keep a strict cleansing routine. You can start with a simple over-the-counter face soap. It is a good idea to use fragrance free soap to avoid nausea. Cleanse your face every night and every morning. Washing your face more than this can cause your skin to be dry. Next use an astringent to remove any remaining oil. Stay away from any acne medicated astringents; they may contain acne medicine that may not be recommended for pregnant women. Finally, follow this procedure with an oil free moisturizer. If you find that you are having problems with acne consult with your health care provider on acne treatment during pregnancy.


 

Posted on October 19, 2011 at 4:35 am
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Boo!  One of the worst side effects of pregnancy... at least I think so.
I went through the same thing... back, chest and then face.  Unfortunately i'm still dealing with pimples on my face, but not nearly as bad as it was.


Julia, I heard the same thing about acne and having a girl.  And go figure.. i'm having a girl :)

Posted on October 19, 2011 at 6:35 am

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