How To Treat Acne During Pregnancy

How To Treat Acne During Pregnancy

Learn how to effectively treat acne during pregnancy

Many women tend to experience acne during pregnancy as a result of fluctuating hormones that prompt sebaceous glands in the skin to enlarge and produce more sebum. The excess sebum blocks pores, allowing bacteria to multiply which then leads to inflammation and acne. There are numerous ways to treat acne during pregnancy. One simple way is to wash your face gently with a mild soap or cleanser twice a day and to follow up with an oil free moisturizer so as not to clog pores. You should switch to makeup products that are labeled as non comedogenic and consult your dermatologist before using a medicated gel or topical product, as many products on the market contain harmful ingredients that may not be safe for your baby. Read 9 Best Beauty Products For Pregnant Women for a list of products that readers swear by.

The best medications for acne during pregnancy are Erythromycin and Azelaic Acid, both of which are applied to skin topically. They are available by prescription only so be sure to check with your dermatologist or doctor. You can also switch up your diet and consume more fruits and vegetables while laying off the greasier foods. For more information on what foods you should eat while pregnant, check out What To Eat When You Are Expecting.

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