natural remedies for pregnancy acne

People always speak of the” pregnancy glow ” most women have while pregnant . But when a pregnant woman develops Pregnancy acne it can leave one feeling not very attractive, self- conscious and not good about herself :-(  Image

Why do some women get it and some don’t ? It usually has to do with their past history of acne , chances are if you had it earlier in life you most likely will get it again during pregnancy . Pregnancy acne is caused by in increase in hormone levels and the production or more oil .

In a blog post I wrote a few month back about pregnancy and the skin -

http://rootedforlife.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/pregnancy-and-your-skin/

I interviewed the famous Goddess of skin herself – Dayle Breault -

http://store.goddessofskin.com/pages/dayle-breault

My trusted skin care guru ( for the past 16 years).  I asked her , what her take on pregnancy acne was ? Here is what she had to say on the matter :

” Hormonal fluctuation triggers a response in the pore where the bacteria are hiding. It is important during this time to make sure to keep your skin clean, especially if you are working out (who does not want to hold onto at least a bit of our body shape). Within 15 minutes after any type of sweating is when the oil will solidify in the pores and create the environment for infection to breed. Keeping the skin clean will promote a healthy complexion free of breakouts. And if you get that feeling like something is brewing, an ice cube placed gently on the sore area will kill any p.acnes bacteria that might be trying to rear it’s ugly head. Lay ice cube gently, do not press hard, and remove when it hurts from the cold. Reapply until it goes away!!!”

*For more on the Goddess , her services and products ( That I am obsessed with )  read the pregnancy and your skin  link and her website that I have attached above.

Here are 5 other Natural remedies I found  you might want to try putting on acne -

1- Lemon

2- Toothpaste

3-  Aloe vera gel

4- Plain yogurt

5- Tee tree oil

ADDING ON….. Later in the day :-)

* PS.- Just got home from a client who was having some pregnancy acne .. I brought over some aloe vera gel, tee tree oil and a lemon and she had the yogurt .. We mixed them all together and made her a mask … We are conducting an experiment … we shall see :-)

We used :

1/2 cup of plain organic yogurt ,

2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel

Squeezed in 1/4 -1/2 of a lemon

10 drops of tee tree oil .

Left on for 10 min

Having her do 2 – 3 times this week

Keep you all posted … :-) xoxox

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3 Responses to “natural remedies for pregnancy acne”


  1. 1 natural childbirth August 19, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Giving birth to a child will be awesome moment for every mother. With proper care one can have a easy and natural delivery without chronic pains. But Pregnancy changes your body in many ways such as stretch marks and acne.

    The primary cause of acne is due to the increased hormone levels and the higher level increases the skin’s production of natural oils. These can be calm down when the hormone levels return to normal. Or there are many natural treatments available to reduce acne.

    Thanks for posting the natural remedies available for acne treatment and keep postings….

  2. 2 naturaladderallalternatives March 1, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I use Tea Tree pads myself as I find them easier to apply than just getting it in a bottle. Apple Cider Vinegar is another possibility either taken orally or topically, but of course any kind of regimen should be run by a doctor. I can’t think of any reason why they wouldn’t want someone to take ACV though, it only has benefits and no side effects that I know of.


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