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Why Some Women Suffer From Acne During Pregnancy And How To Treat It

Aug 17, 2007
Pregnancy can be a very difficult time for some women. The side effects of pregnancy do not affect every woman the same way. Some may suffer severe morning sickness, and others many not experience at all. Some women enjoy every moment of their pregnancy, while others can't wait to be done. Pregnancy is different for every woman. One person may even have a different experience each time they are pregnant.

Another area that causes women problems while being pregnant is acne. Acne can become a problem during pregnancy due to the hormone levels in your body. You may have never had problems with acne before, but you may now. It doesn't matter when or if you ever had acne before, it can become a problem now. You may only suffer from acne for part of your pregnancy, or you may suffer from it the whole pregnancy. It all depends on each individual how long you suffer, or if you suffer at all. Just because you have problems with acne during your first pregnancy doesn't mean you will with your next and vise versa.

One thing that is especially frustrating about this is that you may have a hard time finding a solution to your acne. Not all acne treatments are safe to use when you are pregnant. Some treatments can cause birth defects in the baby. This is mostly seen with medication that is ingested. The next problem with these treatments is that it helps prevent the bacteria that causes acne. When you have acne during pregnancy it is from hormonal changes not from bacteria.

Most face wash is safe to use when you are pregnant. There is one ingredient in face wash that you may want to steer clear of and that is glycolic acid. Some studies say that there is no problems linked with using face wash with this ingredient during pregnancy and any problems with the baby. It is up to each individual whether or not they want to use a face wash with this ingredient. You may want to talk to your doctor and see if he has any advice on the matter. You can never be too safe when it comes to your baby.

Most women choose to use a mild soap to keep their skin clean and try to clear their acne as best they can. Keep in mind that the acne will most likely go away a few weeks after the baby is born; it is not a permanent problem in most cases. Just remember that the acne is usually caused by the different hormone levels your body is experiencing, and once they are back to normal your acne should clear right up.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as proven skin care at http://www.provenskincare.com
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