Have Acne? Wrinkles? Find Out Why (And What to Do)
Understanding the hormonal changes your body is going through can help you keep pesky skin problems to a minimum
Pregnancy -- Plan of Attack for BreakoutsDr. Murad points out that "hormonal shifts during pregnancy can cause the sebaceous glands to go in to overdrive, boosting production of sebum, which can block your pores and lead to inflammation and breakouts." That's where things can get tricky since some of the ingredients typically recommended to help clear up skin are contraindicated during gestation.
The plan of attack: Dr. Murad tells his patients to use "sulfur-based topical products (like University Medical AcneFree Therapeutic Sulfur Mask, $8 or DDF Sulfur Therapeutic Mask, $40) as well as those containing AHAs or glycolic acid to help with cell turnover."
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