Calm Pregnancy-Related Acne

Hormones Are Going Haywire During Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, your hormones are going haywire – which can make you feel a bit like you’re going through adolescence again. You’re moody, sleepy, and worst of all, your skin is breaking out.

Pregnancy affects every woman differently, so while plenty of moms-to-be get that famous “glow,” others are faced with a nine-month-long skin nightmare. If you find that pregnancy is causing blemishes or making existing skin problems worse, it’s probably because your hormones are telling your body to produce extra oil or sebum.

While you can’t make your body stop this process, you may be able to heal your skin with a little extra cleansing. Wash your skin with a gentle cleanser twice a day, and pat it dry instead of rubbing it to prevent irritation. Also use a non-comedogenic moisturizer to keep your face hydrated. These simple steps can help calm troubled skin.

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