I’m pregnant, and my skin is breaking out like a hormonal teenager! Did you have this and what did you do to clear it up?
Our Mommy MD Guide’s reply: I had pregnancy acne. This was very difficult because when you’re pregnant, you’re supposed to be glowing and beautiful. I was not glowing, and I didn’t feel beautiful. I had acne all around my jaw line. It was devastating.
When you’re pregnant, you want to avoid products containing glycolic acid, retin A, and salicylic acid. I used products from organic skin care lines such as Eminence. You can use benzyl peroxide and some other more natural skin care lines.
And of course, there’s always concealer to cover it up.
—Gina Dado, MD, a mom of two daughters and an ob/gyn with Arizona OBGYN Affiliates, Paradise Valley Branch, in Scottsdale, AZ