I have broken out a little since becoming pregnant. I am almost 13 weeks now. I asked my doctor what I could use and she said anything over the counter is fine, but nothing with Rentin A. I grabbed some clearasil with 10% benzoyle peroixide. It seems to help for me, or atleast keep it under control.
My doctor also said that if things get a lot worse she can prescribe something that is ok for me to take. I'd ask your doctor what he/she recommends. It's not very fun, I know!
OMG my acne is TERRIBLE!!! My face, chest, and all over my back!!! I never had acne on my back before!!! Its so gross!!! I put all kinds of stuff on it all the time and nothing helps...... Im about 14 wks and it doesnt seem to be going away.... and neither is the morning or night sickness lol...
I did the 1st 5 7 weeks or so. I used neutrogena acne pads. It seemed to work be sure to drink lots of water and try to wash your face at night! It stinks but it should get better soon..,.How many weeks are you.?
Ps I even got it on my back and chest.....
AP-I am 14 weeks 4 days. I wash my face every morning but I will try and remember to wash it at night. I drink lots of fluids too. I sure hope it get better soon, I have never had acne before and I am not a fan.
I have broken out on my face my boobs my stomach, places I have never had break outs before...it ***** but will totally be worth it when I see the baby!!!!
I know it will be worth it when I see my baby but I am still going to try EVERYTHING to try and get rid of these disgusting pimples, I am not OK with it. lol
Grose do you use acne pads or any type of cream? I would and use it 2-3 xs a day. make sure your pillow cases are extra clean. It will get better soon..It sux doesn't it?
I read that you cannot use anything with salcyclic acid or benzoyl peroxide (sorry about spelling) which is in most OTC medications - both the internet and my book and my doctor said I could only use reg. soap - what the heck???
my doc said benzoyle peroxide is perfectly fine, the amount in the OTC medications isnt enough to be harmful. The only thing she said was to be sure and stay away from Rentin A, which you usually need a prescription for anyway.
Kupi My Dr has been a obgyn for 15 yrs and would not say it's okay if it wasn't. He has been my Dr for almost 10yrs he has delviered all my babies. He also told me don't believe everything you read on the internet. As long as you don't take any meds by mouth it's perfectly fine. Is this your 1st? This is my 4th the more babies you have you will not worry as much when your Dr tells you it's okay! I trust my Dr he is my friend too!
Grose the neutrogena works great!
I second you on that, AP---though BP is actually more effective against acne than SA. The SA just became a big buzz product a few years ago when it showed mild success, and it's been used in greater concentrations for actual peels for ages, so it became wildly popular and most otc acne treatments started using SA. If it's not working, or not working well enough for you, try a product with BP.
I'm getting it on my back too, it's awful, down on the small of my back too----i hate it!
One thing that works well though is honey (and products containing honey)---the anti-bacterial properties of manuka honey especially are amazing. Most of my hospitals are using it now, and there are numerous medical grade bandages that are soaked in it because it even kills MRSA. The honey kills bacteria for much longer than neosporin (which loses efficacy within minutes), and treats without drying (like BP and SA). So when you can, dab on some honey. (For example, curling up to watch a movie, dab some on the facial blemishes. Or dab some on the pad of a small bandaid for the ones that are out of site----occlusion greatly speeds healing time and minimizes scarring.)
A product I SWEAR by is Live Live's Bee Yummy Skinfood. I ended up with adult-onset acne (self-diagnosed of course) a few years ago, and this past summer I tried it, and for the first time in two years, I looked in the mirror after a couple of weeks and didn't have one single solitary blemish. It was amazing. And I've tried everything. Trust me. Before crossing over into the surgical world, my background was Dermatology.
Ok, I just realized that post was really randomly organized and all over the place... Sorry! haha, guess that's pregnancy brain.
Thanks Jess for always having my back! Hugs my friend!
Ps I bet you are having a boy too!
Okay - thanks guys - I am going to start using my reg. face soap again that has salicyclic acid in it - yes AP this is my first ( and I had a miscarriage 2 months prior to getting pregnant with this baby so I am trying my best to be very careful) but thank you for all of the advice - my acne is awful huge painful pimples all along my t-zone especially on my chin - i feel so ugly and fat I thought you were supposed to have beautiful skin when you were pregnant?? lol
Please help! When did your pregnancy acne improve? What week or month?