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I'd been using honey to wash my face with a baking soda scrub every now and then. Now that I'm pregnant though, this isn't working well enough. I'm broken out and it is gross and I hate it. I don't remember my skin being this bad last time. So, what are you using to keep your skin clear?
 

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No idea, but your Sig needs to say Jan of '08 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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Normally I use the Dessert Essence very clean face wash, but lately even it isn't completely doing the trick. I think it's just one of those things we get to deal with.
 

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I'm using Dermalogica skin care and it seems to do the trick. Unfortunately it's not 100% natural, but honestly right now I couldn't care, I hate feeling ugly while I'm pregnant and I break out horribly.
 

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I have been jumping for joy since being pregnant- it's the first time my skin is NOT breaking out in years and years! Here's hoping it stays that way! I use a plain-natural soap in the AM/PM, sunscreen on in the morning (we're outside a lot here in Orlando) and pure aloe-vera gel from Mountain Rose Herbs at night. If I'm feeling dry (I have been less oily since being preggo), I have a delightful rose oil from MRH that I also use.
 

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I've had breakouts my whole life, so I expected pregnancy breakouts. However, somehow I got lucky and my skin is clearer now than it usually is. I've had a hard time finding natual products that keep my skin clear (when I'm not pregnant) so I use MD Formulations facial cleanser. It at least has a short ingredients list.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">No idea, but your Sig needs to say Jan of '08 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:</div>
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Oops <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Has anyone tried oatmeal soap?
 

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Just curious, how do you cleanse your face with honey??<br><br>
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You know, pregnancy is the only time when I don't have any breakouts at all. It's amazing. But, I've heard the opposite for other women .. .there may be nothing to do except to treat the skin gently because the cause is really hormonal.<br><br>
But I use honey to cleanse my face at night and African Black soap in the morning. Maybe you could try that combination--you don't want to strip too much oil off the skin (but you don't want too much on there either) so when you wash with Black soap, moisturize with a little shea butter. Also, are you making sure to drink lots of water?<br><br>
To cleanse with honey, just take a tsp. or so of honey and spread it all over your face. Let it sit for a while (I brush my teeth meanwhile) and then rinse it off with warm water. I usually apply a drop or so of jojoba oil right after. Washing with honey has been miraculous for both me and my DP--we both have very acne prone skin and since we've been using it, we've seen a dramatic improvement.
 

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i am using collective brand oatmeal/raspberry scrub in the morning and nothing at night. before being pg i was alternating the scrub (which is pretty mousturizing) with a light gel cleanser from alba, but the alba stuff has a scent that makes me want to yak these days. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> i was starting to break out, but since i've stopped using the gel stuff, i've been doing okay.<br><br>
i'm using collective weightless daycream as a mousturizer. the downside is that there is no spf. the upside is that it is very light, absorbs well, and doesn't smell. i think it contains jojoba. i think i'll switch to something with spf soon, though. i think aveda has something that is light and without scent, but i'm not certain.<br><br>
off topic, i've had to switch to shampoo and conditioner by j/a/s/o/n that has no scent. it's saved me, because what i thought of as my previously mildly scented shampoo and contitioner are so overpowering to my pregnancy nose, i wasn't able to leave the house after showering, i was so overwhelmed and ill.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">To cleanse with honey, just take a tsp. or so of honey and spread it all over your face. Let it sit for a while (I brush my teeth meanwhile) and then rinse it off with warm water. I usually apply a drop or so of jojoba oil right after. Washing with honey has been miraculous for both me and my DP--we both have very acne prone skin and since we've been using it, we've seen a dramatic improvement.</div>
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I wonder if agave nectar would have the same effect...
 

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Another vegan friend asked me the same thing . . . I don't think so though. Honey, especially raw honey, is known for it's antibacterial and healing properties. In fact, you can use it as first aid for a cut. I've never heard of agave nectar having any healing properties but it sure tastes good! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Thanks for the ideas <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I got this idea from my sister n law - I mix extra virgin olive oil and tea tree oil together w/ small amt of baking soda, wash my face with it and put hot wash cloth over my face to open pores. Then rinse off w/ warm water.
 
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