Changes in the skin texture are common during pregnancy. Acne can flare up in some women. It can even be the first ever occurrence of acne in some women.
Whatever the case acne during pregnancy is annoying is as annoying as any other time.
It gets triggered because of the hormonal changes that take place during the pregnancy. In those cases, usually, the first pregnancy creates more difficult to deal with acne than the subsequent ones. Any treatment during pregnancy has to look at the implications it can have on childbirth and the child. It must be dealt with with natural remedies as far as possible.
The best and safest method is to take care of the skin in the old-fashioned way of using good basic skin care practices to keep the skin healthy. You can also avoid astringents and toners if they are irritating. Any skin care product you use should be mild and be followed up with fragrance-free moisturizing creams.
The health of the developing baby is more important than the annoyance caused by acne. Therefore, you should take medical advice before using any medical treatment.
Any oral medication can be dangerous. Accutane (isotretinoin) has been linked to miscarriages and birth defects in babies, Topical retinoids have been found damaging to breastfeeding mothers though there is no study has been done on its impact on the fetus. Tetracycline and its derivatives have been found to impact bone growth.
Avoid these and other medications that impact the health of the child or the mother.
It doesn’t mean you have to suffer for many months without treating acne during pregnancy. Uses of topical medications like Benzoyl peroxide or Azelaic acid are normally safe during pregnancy.
There are many home remedies for acne that can be effective and useful during pregnancy. Natural products are safer. After all acne treatment during pregnancy is simply not only about the mother but also ensuring full protection for the health of the child in the womb.
These are daily use kitchen products. You need an egg, a tomato or a potato.
1. Egg white
The egg is one of the easiest remedies to prepare and use and yet most effective. The only disadvantage is the mild bad odor, but you can live with it. Check it out as some odors are not tolerated during pregnancy.
You can decide to apply egg white only on the pimples or on the whole face. The choice is yours.
If you decide to apply only on the pimples, then dab a little egg white on the acne. Leave it overnight before you rinse your face in the morning.
If you can bear the smell, then apply it to your whole face. You will have glowing skin the next day morning, perhaps even without any traces of acne.
Tomatoes are rich in vitamins A, C, and K all good for the skin. In addition, the antioxidant properties of tomatoes are helpful in acne, particularly during pregnancy.
You can apply tomatoes in two different ways.
- Make Slices and keep them on the affected area for 15-30 minutes. Wash and clean you’re your face softly.
- Make a paste of tomato and apply. This is a more powerful method. You can apply the paste to the affected area, and keep it there until it dries. Wash and clean.
Potato offers multiple benefits to the facial skin. Use raw potato slices for acne.
Cut potato into slices. Apply one slice to the affected area. If you have more acne, then use as many slices as required to cover the entire affected area. Keep it there for 10 minutes. Wash and clean your face.
You can use potatoes and milk. Boil a potato, remove the skin and mash it. Add some milk powder to make a thick paste. Apply to the affected area. Leave it there for 15-30 minutes. Wash and clean your face.
In addition to these remedies, you must take normal skin care precautions to avoid any outbreak of acne during pregnancy.
Keep your skin clean to remove dirt, surface oils, and dead skin cells. These things can clog pores leading to inflammation.
Even sweat during and after exercise is a potential hazard to clog pores and worsen acne. Keep the skin clean. Also, remember to be soft on your skin; any harsh and frequent vigorous washing can worsen the acne.