If you’re going to be a mom soon and are in the early stages of your pregnancy, we bet everyone must be telling you about the pregnancy glow you’ll soon be blessed with. But what they won’t tell you is that you might also get back that annoying acne, you struggled with in your teen years!

Pregnancy acne is very common and it tends to settle once you deliver. However, it can leave spots and steal the glow you’ve been waiting for all this time. Read on to know what causes it and how to treat it...

What causes acne during pregnancy?
 

What causes acne during pregnancy?

During the first and second trimester, your hormone level goes up which causes many skin issues like dryness, itching, skin darkening etc. This change in hormones leads your skin to produce more sebum which leads to acne. If you experienced acne in your teenage, chances are you will be a victim of pregnancy and postpartum breakouts. But don’t worry, they will disappear as your hormones go back to normal and there are steps you can take to make sure you don’t have to go through the trauma of spotting a zit every morning.

How to deal with pregnancy acne?

Pregnancy acne

  1. Keep you face clean and moisturised at all time. Wash your face with Simple Kind To Skin Moisturising Facial Wash twice a day and followed by Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser. The reason we suggest you use Simple products is because they are certified safe for use during pregnancy.
  2. Your pregnancy can make you munch on weird foods, we know, but try avoiding oily and junk foods and carbonated drinks and caffeine. Keep your body hydrated with ample amount of water.

Pregnancy acne

3.Avoid going in the sun without a sunscreen. As you skin becomes sensitive during pregnancy, even a little sun exposure can cause breakouts. Apply a gel based SPF like Lakmé  Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 50 PA+++ Gel Sunscreen before heading out.

Pregnancy acne

4.Turn to nature’s goodness to treat your acne. Applying turmeric soaked water or lemon juice on the affected area can do wonders for you. Just make sure it suits your skin.

5.Don’t stress. Stress can trigger acne and actually make them worse. Relax and enjoy this magical time.