Tip #19: Pregnancy and Acne.

Tip #19: Pregnancy and Acne.

April 19, 2019

Tip #19: Pregnancy and Acne.

How to improve acne outbreaks?
During pregnancy, there is a series of hormonal changes that affect the skin of women. One of the consequences may be the appearance of acne during pregnancy, or acne may intensify during those months. Luckily, this skin disorder usually disappears soon after delivery.

The pimples appear mostly on the face, but it is also possible that they make a presence on the chest, shoulders and back, areas where there are more sebaceous glands.

Why acne occurs?

Acne is an inflammatory disease of the skin that is caused by a bacterial infection. The sebaceous glands produce excessive secretions of sebum that when combined with the dead skin cells, block the hair follicle.

Under the obstruction of the pores, there is a lot of secretion of sebum, which creates a perfect environment for the bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) to proliferate and cause the bacterial infection that causes the acne.

What to do to treat acne in pregnancy?

1. Have a daily facial routine twice a day with dermatological products.
A simple but effective routine according to your skin type will help you control the acne outbreak. Use a soap or cleansing milk, exfoliating (1 or 2 times a week), micellar water, eye contour cream, moisturizer, and sunscreen. It's simple and your skin will appreciate it.

2. Regarding the night routine, you must remove makeup before going to sleep.
The impurities that the skin could absorb during the day, the dead cells and the pores covered for many hours because of the makeup increase the acne. Also, avoid using makeup remover towels, do not do a good job of cleaning the skin, leave it oily and the perfume can irritate the skin.

3. Sunscreen.
The sunscreen that is used during pregnancy should be for sensitive skin and does not contain PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid, a substance that should be avoided in sunscreen products for pregnant women and infants).

4. Wash your hair regularly.
The natural sebum produced by the hair and chemical residues of products in the hair can affect and accentuate the outbreak of acne. Wash your hair every 2 days with products that contain natural ingredients

5. Do not touch or squeeze pimples.
Doing this can cause infection or leave scars on the skin.

6. Avoid oily or fatty cosmetic products.
Use water-based or non-comedogenic dermatological products that are less likely to cause acne.

7. Be careful what your skin touches.
Keep your hair clean and out of your face. Also, avoid supporting your hands or other objects on your face to avoid skin contamination and aggravate acne.

8. Have a healthy lifestyle.
Drink water in the day, have a balanced diet, perform physical activity suitable for pregnancy and try to reduce stress, are important recommendations that will help you lead a healthy pregnancy and also avoid increasing the outbreak of acne

Following these suggestions will help you improve acne in pregnancy and have a healthy gestation period. Test them and you will see the results!

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