Once a woman leaves her teen years behind her she
is relieved that her battles with pimples, acne scars
and acne breakouts have finally ended. However, the
truth is that more than 50% women are believed to have
experienced adult acne problems at some time in their
lives. Frequent acne breakouts are also a regular and
extremely common phenomenon with pregnant women. Pregnancy
acne can be a serious concern that
needs to be dealt with urgently.
Symptoms of pregnancy and teenage pimples have the same
basic cause - a change in hormone levels (there are some
other causes of acne too). In pregnancy acne, the
maximum number of pimples appears in the first three
months due to an increase in hormones, which increases
oil production by the sebum glands and blocks the pores.
acne is distinguished by acne lesions around the
mouth, back, chest and shoulders. It is generally
believed that those who were troubled with acne during
puberty are more susceptible to acne during pregnancy
but with the rise in estrogen levels as the pregnancy
progresses, the acne starts clearing up and sometimes
even disappears totally.
Care to Control Acne
The numerous changes that the body undergoes
during pregnancy make the skin extra sensitive and prone
acne but it need not be treated since it clears up
on its own after child birth. To maintain your healthy
pregnancy glow follow these skin care tips:
Wash your face twice
or thrice a day.
Maintain the right
water balance in your body by drinking plenty of
Do not touch or pick
existing pimples as this causes the bacteria to spread.
Sleep a lot to keep
your skin refreshed and healthy.
Medication for Acne
Today doctors advise women to live with pregnancy
acne since it is a temporary phenomenon. Over the
counter anti acne creams are not recommended because
they harm the unborn baby even if used one month prior
to conceiving. The cream is absorbed by the skin and
passes from the mother's bloodstream through the
placenta into the babies' bloodstream. This creates
toxicity in the newborn leading to jaundice, anemia and
even physical abnormalities.
Avoid any medication that contains tetracycline
(an oral antibiotic that causes discoloured teeth and
poor bone growth in babies), salicylic acid, tretinon or
isotrentinoin (known to cause miscarriage, infant death,
hearing disabilities and birth defects.).Sulfacetamide,
Adapalene and Azelaic acid found in anti- acne creams increase toxins
in the baby's bloodstream.
Doctors prefer to prescribe minimal medicines and
generally recommend topical medicines containing benzoyl
Would you still like to risk damage to your baby
just so that you have a pimple free face? No? The only
way to ensure this is by following the holistic approach
which advocates healthy changes to your lifestyle to
restore the balance in your body and prevent pregnancy acne.
The holistic approach treats the body as a whole,
identifies all the contributing causes of acne and then
fights them all individually. And the results are quick,
safe and permanent. Yes, pregnancy acne can be best
solved with the holistic approach.