By Britt Hensel
Being pregnant comes with a slew of changes to the body, however acne is one that is not talked about as freely as the glowing skin and precious baby bump. Hormonal changes are a common acne trigger however, treating the symptoms when pregnant are not always as simple because after all you have another little life to consider as well.
There are some acne treatments that you should avoid! Some turn to strong products like Accutane and Retin-A which should be completely off limits until after the baby is done breast feeding since they can be absorbed through the skin and into your breast milk and in turn your baby’s bloodstream. Other products that contain BHA or salicylic acid are no no’s as well until you are done breastfeeding if that is the route you choose to take!
When pregnant dealing with acne on a natural level is the safest bet and the good thing is, natural remedies can be even more effective than chemically charged ones. There are certain measures you can take to combat the acne that has taken up residence on your body and face.
Remember, stick to your skincare regimen and be consistent. Do not over wash, even if you are tempted to scrub zits away. This will only dry out your skin and create more problems. Hormone balancing drinks like green tea always help. Do your best to remain calm and avoid stress. Stress can make your acne more inflamed and worse. Pregnancy acne is more common than you may think and while it is pesky and annoying, do your best to embrace the change life has thrown you by turning to natural remedies.