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Originally Posted by 3_angels
I had a problem with pg acne and just started using purpose cleanser and purpose moisturizer every day, and letting my skin "breathe"- no make up- especially not concealer or foundation, they only make it worse. Now my skin is pretty clear. Don't forget to moisturize, it balances out your natural oils, and don't overwash- just once a day is fine. Harsh chemicals and too many essential oils can compound the problem as well. I strongly suggest using a fragrance free, oil free, chemical free wash and cleanser.
Originally Posted by magpiedee
You know, I used to be a Retin-A girl, but as soon as I got pregnant and quit it, my skin just went wonky. And we're not supposed to use any retinols, salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. I tried glycolic acid for a while, but it always comes packed in with petrolatum, and it just gave me whiteheads. I got so sick of reading ingredients with parabens, sulfates and long, creepy chemical names that I just. gave. up.
Yup, I quit using products. I'm now just using warm water with a spritz of hydrosol afterwards. And once a week i'll do a mask with french clay. And I haven't had a single zit since I started this routine! I've also ordered some organic rosehip oil, which i've heard is excellent for pregnant faces.
I also decided to order some pure mineral makeup, which is great for pregnant and sensitive skin, since it doesn't contain talc, chemicals, etc. This stuff is wonderful! Goes on like a breeze, blends my icky skin and smells and feels delightful. I don't ever plan on going back to non-mineral makeup. When they say, "Mineral makeup is so pure you can sleep in it," they mean it.
If you're interested in trying this super-natural route, I would recommend the following websites:
www.darkswan.com for hydrosols (and amazing soaps!)
www.mountainroseherbs.com for clays, rosehip oil, other oils and hydrosols
www.alimacosmetics.com for great mineral makeup and customer service
Good luck! Pregnancy is sure doing a number on my skin and hair, but today is the prettiest i've felt since November.
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