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Pregnancy acne! Please help!

When did your pregnancy acne start to improve? What week or month?
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Hi!
If you were my patient, I would advise you that everybody is different when it comes to acne and pregnancy.  For many women, their skin is clearer than ever when they are pregnant. For others acne appears for the first time.
I don't recommend using Retin A type products while pregnant, but products that contain Clindamycin or Benzoyl Peroxide ARE OK>
Good luck!
Dr B
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My acne only got worst & worst!!!! Whatever you do don't pop the pimples it will only leave blemish marks egh and change your facewash and wash your face twice a day GOOD LUCK
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Thats what i feel! Everyday i have new pimples. Has anybody seen an improvement as the pregnancy progresses??????
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I'm 18 weeks now and it seems to just be getting worse! So much for pretty glowing skin!
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It does improve in time but then again everyone. Is different. I'm 24 weeks and my skin is not as bad as it was in the beginning I avoid makeup as much as I can and I do a mask every. 3 days then cleanse my face seems to help. Good luck hope it clears up for you soon.
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Everybody is different.. at the beginning of my pregnancy i was breaking out bad. Around 14 weeks my acne cleared up. And I'm 18 weeks now and still clear
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Im only 7 weeks but im suffering with this so bad, I dont remember my skin being this bad when I had my daughter 5 years ago... my skin hasn't been like this since I was a teenager, pretty sure people will notice and realise im pregnant ( my mum in particular) ... hope it clears up soon!
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Is pro active safe to use?
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Mine was really bad during weeks 6&7, cleared for a week or two then flared up again (worse than it's ever been in my ENTIRE life) during weeks 10 & 11.  I used that green st Helens face mask for like 3 days, and my face responded really well. I'm 14 weeks now! :)
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You are not alone. I can't even use my Proactive any more.I just decided to wait until it's over to treat the acne.
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Lol. My face was smooth as a baby bottom but the I got pregnant (still am, 20wks) and got introduce to acne for the 1st time in my life and I'm 28. Its all over my neck, all over my forehead and I also go introduce to oily skin. I'm now using clearasil facial wash with a pinch of tea tree oil for my face. I see it's getting better but as they fad away they're living dark spots even tho I don't mess with anything on my face. I'm hoping to god they eventually fad away.
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I never had acne until I got pregnant! In my first trimester I had it everywhere, on my shoulders, my chest, my upper back, face, everywhere! It was so disgusting. That only lasted a few weeks. Then in my second trimester I only had it on my face, bad, but not as bad as everywhere on my body. Now in the third trimester with 3 weeks left I haven't had any.

Starting the second trimester I would do a mask on my face twice a week, a good scrub every day in the shower, and a moisturizer.
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Don't bother your acne, my face was full of acne in beginning of my pregnancy and now I am 27 weekw and my face has been cleared up and I have this natural glow. Just make sure drink plenty of water and eating right.

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I'm 28 weeks and suffered from VERY bad pregnancy acne in the first few months. My skin is finally glowing now and my acnes gone!! Good luck!
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Im 7 weeks pregnant and I have acne on my neck and back I hate it hope it gets better!
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Mines been awful just about the whole pregnancy and i have a month left. i have tiny bumps on my chest and back and i get pimples on my face and nothing i have tried works
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My skin has just started to clear within the lastcouple of weeks and im 20 weeks now. It was so bad at the startneverr thought it was gonna clear
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Mine was bad. I don't remember how far along I was but mine lasted a few weeks. I was miserable though. I hope yours doesn't last too long.
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Ive been breaking out very bad .
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24 weeks and horrible acne! will it get better??

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