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#1 of 12 Old 08-23-2005, 05:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have been struggling with acne for about 5 months. long before i got pregnant. but now that i am pregnant that limits my ways of treatment. its to the point i dont want to leave the house because i have to put a ton of makeup just in order to not feel self conscience. is anyone going through this??

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From what I understand Proactiv is safe during pregnancy. Have you given that a try? I know it doesn't work for everyone, but it really helped me.
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I have horrible acne this pregnancy, and I've been using Clean and Clear. I never stopped to think about it, though. It's a very small amount of salicylic acid, and it's only on my skin for a few seconds at a time (I'm just using the acne wash right now). It's not that I feel self-conscious about it, but that my skin is so freaking greasy that I feel like a walking pizza.

I'm sure that someone around here has access to a book about medications during pregnancy and lactation, maybe if you changed the title of your thread, or posted in Health and Healing someone could give you better ideas?

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thanks i actually am using proactive but its not working for me. i'll keep searching, just thought someone was dealing with the same thing

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I never had a problem with acne until I got pregnant, but my skin has been AWFUL for the past seven and a half months. It seems to be clearing up a bit now (at 31 weeks), thankfully, but I'm still struggling with occasional breakouts. My neck has been the biggest trouble area, especially right under my jawline. I hope that the marks fade with time, because at the moment I look awful.

I tried a little of everything to get rid of the zits, and nothing seemed to help. I eventually gave up all over the counter products and started just using a hot washcloth (and nothing else) on my face, and surprisingly enough, that seemed to help. I do wear makeup sometimes, and then I'd use soap and a little eye makeup remover to take it off.

The other day I broke down and bought some Burt's Bees Tomato soap and toner, and I've been using it for the past couple of days. My face feels a lot cleaner and less oily (but not tight), and though I'm a little reluctant to say that I can tell a difference, I haven't had any NEW breakouts.

Guess that's not exactly advice, but at least you know you're not alone. I got SO sick of hearing people rave about their wonderful, glowing pregnant skin in the beginning when mine was at its worst.
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I use Paula's Choice products and they work for me. http://www.cosmeticscop.com/ The 2% salicylic acid liquid solution http://www.cosmeticscop.com/shop/pro...201&PAGETYPE=S and the extra strength blemish fighting solution http://www.cosmeticscop.com/shop/pro...211&PAGETYPE=S. The key is to put both products all over your face (not just spot-treating) once a day. I had been on Rx medicine that my dermatologist wouldn't give me while pregnant (azelex) but another dermatologist would prescribe it. Personally, I think my derm is an idiot b/c the medicine (azelaic acid) is actually found in breastmilk and is pretty darn safe.

A new study just came out that says that benzoyl peroxide is actually the safest and most effective acne treatment out there. The bacteria can't be resistant to it and it is not harmful. You just have to put it all over your face and not chase individual zits. It is the ingredient in the extra strength blemish stuff I linked above. I like the product line above b/c it is reasonably priced, she has free shipping on holidays, and it is carefully formulated to be non-irritating (I have very sensitive skin and it is good for me) and it doesn't have fragrance.

Good luck! Your skin will probably level out in the 2nd trimester.


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Dermalmd Acne Treatment Works Great!

After an unfortunately acne breakout, I decided to find some better treatment for the my acne problem. I found dermalmd acne serum and saw many good customer reviews and I decided to give it a try. I tried with lacks of Hope! This stuff works great. I just put a little bit over my acne at morning and it doesn't burn. My acne has pretty much all disappeared.
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Probiotics are the only thing that ever worked for me, although I never broke out during pregnancy.

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My sister has acne after her pregnancy.
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My sister has acne after her pregnancy.
i got acne too at the time of pregnancy and after that.i simply go with dermalmd treatment and come out of acne.This tooooo good for acne not 4 pregnancy pigmentation....does not have any side effect...
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Acne is very common issue throughout pregnancy period. When you're pregnant, the main reason of acne is increasing hormone levels in the first trimester. The higher level grow the production of natural oils in your skin. Instead, using any over-the-counter chemical spot treatments or prescription acne medications, you can rely on drug free home remedies. But please consult with your doctor first before using anything
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I think that is just a natural event that will happen when a certain woman is pregnant. It happened to me also. I just regularly wash my face and when I go out, I apply concealer to make it not so obvious.
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