Is Acne a Sign of Pregnancy?

Although you may think that you got rid of the acne problem after the teenage years, now you have to think about acne and pregnancy too.

So is acne a sign of pregnancy? Although it could be, it is a nonspecific sign, meaning that it could be caused by some other reasons as well besides pregnancy.

The problem

Acne Sign of Pregnancy

If you had an acne problem before you got pregnant it is possible that it will disappear during pregnancy.

On the other hand in the majority of the cases their appearance is triggered by pregnancy, especially during the first trimester.

Nonetheless as the pregnancy progresses the levels of estrogen will increase, leading to the disappearance of acne.

It is also impossible to predict who will have acne. The women who are more prone to having outbreaks before their periods will most probably be affected by the problem. Because of the hormonal changes the skin produces more oil.

In some cases this leads to the thing called ‘maternity glow’ but in other cases it causes the outbreaks.

The bad news regarding acne during pregnancy is that the outbreak isn’t limited to your face only, but it also spreads throughout the body.

Although it may seem nothing to have pimples compared to the fact that you are pregnant, it could have an impact on your self-esteem.

Controlling acne

There are many different kinds of over-the-counter products for acne problems, still you might want to avoid them because, after all, they are drugs and you can’t know what effect they could have on the baby. Instead you should make sure to wash your face 2-3 times per day with lukewarm water.

When thinking about acne while being pregnant you don’t have to find a solution because the problem will disappear on its own without any help from you.


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