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Painful Acne

Hey ladies!

First time mom here, 7 weeks pregnant :) but having some serious acne on my neck and jaw line. Never had acne my entire life. I was using some medicated stuff from the drug store until I read online I should avoid this at all costs. Now, guilt ridden, but feeling really ugly to top it off, I am looking for possible solutions to help clear this up! Any ideas would be appreciated :) thank you!
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I've been using Proactiv, but ask your doctor if it's safe for you to use. I was told  it's safe for me to use.
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Nothing with salicylic acid should be used because it can cause birth defects. Usually nothing can help acne because it is caused by your hormones. If you don't usually have it then it should go away once your hormones balance out. With you being so early your body is going crazy with hormones right now.
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Appreciate it :) thank you!
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I have clear skin also (had) till recently at 31 weeks  ... it hurts and i want to pop it but like i said it just hurts so bad i try not to pick at it or nothing, lastnight my boyfriend saw a big pimple i had and just had to pop it..  boy did it hurt :(
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Ive dealt with some acne in my pregnancy too, try drinking mostly water and using an antibacterial face soap. I have yet to hear anything bad about that sort of soap and it works well for me. Also, try to make sure you stick to a good schedule for washing...mine has dulled out now that I'm in my second trimester so hopefully yours will too. ☺
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