Acne During Pregnancy
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Acne During Pregnancy

Pregnancy Acne:

Acne and breakout during pregnancy were very common. It is not related that you had acne during adolescence or not. In some cases where women with acne-prone skin women can experience lesser or no breakouts during pregnancy.

Acne during the early stage of pregnancy is due to an increase in a hormone called androgens surge. As of now, there is no proven study regarding the base for breakouts during pregnancy. But androgens surge is responsible for promoting sebaceous glands to produce more sebum which results in acne.

The production of sebum that combined the dead skin cells will clog the pores and create a base for bacteria to form and which rapidly multiply and leads to inflammation which is said to be acne. Your body cannot handle the hormonal increasing and may result in acne during pregnancy.

Some women will have mild acne and some of them may experience severe acne. And it doesn’t start during early pregnancy it may come and go in meanwhile during any time in pregnancy. But you can experience acne and which lasts throughout the pregnancy.

Keep in your mind that the pregnancy doesn’t harm your skin it gives some blemishes, while you drink more water and hydrate yourself means it will improve your complexion and give a glow up to your skin like never before.

Can you have any medication for pregnancy acne?

Yeah, but have a consultation with your dermatologist about the safe acne treatment during the pregnancy that can be prescribed medication, oral drugs, over-the-counter medication and topical creams.

Because most researchers don’t test medication on pregnant women because some may work, and some may not work and not be safe too.

Dont consume or apply the following kinds of medications:

  • Dapsone
  • Isotretinoin
  • Winlevi
  • Clascoterone
  • Spironolactone
  • Tetracycline
  • minocycline

Some of the above medications can cause birth defects if taken during pregnancy.

Following are some of the safer topical acne medications that can be considered during pregnancy: (* have a consultation with your doctors before start using it):

           Azelaic acid

           Salicylic acid

           Glycolic acid


           Benzoyl peroxide



Following are some of the safe options considered to treat and prevent acne during pregnancy:

->wash your face  atleast twice a day with mild cleansers.

->be gentle to the skin post facewash just pat dry not rub your skin.

->don’t use any scrub

->wear non-comedogenic moisture.

->drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

->don’t pick or pop active acne.

->use less makeup or no makeup.

->don’t touch your face.

->change pillow covers at least two times a week.

->wash your face towel after every use.

->use disposable towels or tissues.

->shampoo your hair regularly.

->honey face mask will gentle and safe option for skin soothing.