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Argh!! My skin!!

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I have struggled with acne since I was a teenager, though have finally got it under control in the last few years with the acne.org regimen...until now. My skin is out of control this pregnancy!! I have zits everywhere, including my back and chest, and not just a few either. Feeling so attractive right now :/
Anyone else dealing with this?
post #2 of 13

Yes! I am right there with you and it sucks. I know it is because of all the hormones but it sucks to wake up every morning with a few more here and there. irked.gif I already don't feel great about myself right now because I'm kind of showing but to everyone else I just look fat! lol So adding acne to the mix ugh. Sorry you are having problems with this too. hug2.gif

post #3 of 13
I'm definitely having more pimples lately!! Mostly my face but also lots of small irritating ones on my legs and a couple in my bra strap area. My face also just looks oily lately. Bleh. I never wear foundation but I'm considering getting something like a light one just to even out the look of my skin tone. I had to see a dr recently for a sore throat and he asked, is your face always red like that?? Thanks, doc, for making me feel better!! >greensad.gif ugh
post #4 of 13

BNDT! With my first pregnancy, I got acne ALL OVER MY BODY: face, neck, shoulders, chest, back, thighs...it was horrible and disgusting. I wouldn't even wear short sleeves because it was creeping down my shoulders. It took about six months for it to clear post-partum, but I still have scarring. Almost immediately after getting pregnant this last time, it started again on my back and I have breakouts on my face and neck. It's the worst! I am just hoping an praying my better nutrition this time around will keep it at bay!!

post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Ugh. Ain't it the worst? Sorry you both have this issue too, though I am glad I'm not alone!
post #6 of 13
Maybe it'll improve secobd trimester?? Mine has been getting better a little bit, so that's encouraging!
post #7 of 13

good for you, meg! That would make sense with the surge of hormones in the first trimester subsiding in the second. I think mine has gotten a little better--at least it's not spreading! :)

post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
All my fingers and toes are crossed!
post #9 of 13
I only had acne with my daughter, my skin stayed clear with my boys. Kind of going for some pimples here cause I'd love another girl, but pretty clear so far.
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
Huh, interesting, Fern. I don't remember it being this bad with DD so maybe I have the opposite issue and am expecting a boy?? smile.gif
post #11 of 13

I have terrible skin as well, but on the opposite end of the spectrum. My skin is soooo dry and itchy I am getting really worried about it!  With baby #1 I got an EXTREMELY itchy rash all over my body around 17-20 weeks.  It was hell and basically robbed me of sleep for a month and it was super embarrassing because my arms even got swollen from the irritation.  


Again this time around, I am getting really itchy and have scratched up my arms and legs already! At times I look down and my skin looks white and scaly even though I just moisturized it! I am applying coconut oil as often as I can and I know I need to increase my water intake.  (Sometimes I'm even too nauseated for water though.)  I really don't want this to reach the level it did with baby #1.  I ended up having to take Benadryl and even tylenol sometimes because my skin actually hurt! 

So even though it's different, I know how it feels to suffer skin-wise!  Sending you all healthy skin vibes!

post #12 of 13

I am still really breaking out everywhere. I was hoping it would pass but I think I am going to have trouble through the whole pregnancy.... irked.gif   Oh well, it is worth it! winky.gif

post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
I'm with you tspence! No real improvement yet greensad.gif
You're right though, it is definitely worth it!
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