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 :-(
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 -
I interviewed the famous Goddess of skin herself – 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 -
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