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Increase in Acne....EVERYWHERE!

Hello! 

I am almost 30 weeks pregnant, and holy moly, you would think I am going through puberty right now!  I have tons of acne on my face, chest and back.  It's really gross and frustrating.  Is it normal to see a spike in acne like this towards the end of pregnancy?  I've been very lucky all my life, and have never had such terrible acne until now. I am using a clarisonic and good face wash, and my normal body wash daily.  Does anyone else have any tips or tricks to help get my skin blemishes under control?  

Thanks! :smile: 

Re: Increase in Acne....EVERYWHERE!

  • meggymemeggyme
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    This has been me my whole pregnancy. Try your best to avoid messing with it so that it doesn't scar. Otherwise, I don't think there's much you can do. It's mostly hormonal, so until you have the kid I think this is your life now. I've been trying to maintain my normal acne regime on the visible (and reachable) areas.
    ME: 32  DH: 32 DD1: June '16 DD2: March ‘19 :::: Married since 2011 :::: USN Wife ::::
  • Trying not to pick at it is so tough! I'll keep doing what I'm doing and hope it goes away post baby!
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  • Cetaphil face wash and lotion has kept my normally acne prone skin absolutely flawless during this whole pregnancy. I started about 2 months before getting pregnant and have had maybe one or two mild zits since then. 
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