Your not alone! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif">
I never had a perfect complexion, but since becoming pregnant it has only gotten worse. However, I've been to the derm. and he has me on a new regimen. I wash twice daily with a mild cleanser (purpose) and he prescribed me a topical medication called Benzamycin (topical erythromycin and Benzoyl Peroxide). So far it seems to be helping. I was told to use it twice a day, but I have only been using it at night. My derm. told me that its a class B drug, which is apparently safe for pregnant women....but it still makes me nervous.
However, its definatley helping. I am still hoping to get the "pregnancy glow" that so many women claim to get......maybe in my 2nd trimester. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">
EDD 10/3/03<p>[This message has been edited by HEAVEN-SENT (edited 02-12-2003).]
hi there and I feel your pain! I've always had good skin, a little on the dry side, but no acne. Since I've been pregnant, I'm breaking out worse than I did in puberty. My major issue is that my normally sensitive skin has become super sensitive, and I can't really use anything medicated to fight the acne. I've had pretty good luck with the Neutrogena sensitive line and oil free moisturizer, but it's really not clearing up the zits.
Well, I never got the pregnancy glow, unfortunately! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif">
Like some of you said, I never had totally perfect skin, but pregnancy just made everything worse. And, like Siren said, it got super sensitive to EVERYTHING I used. Apparently it's pretty common for pregnancy to do that to your skin, bc I went to get a facial and the lady told me that alot of the pregnant women she sees have skin that is very dry and very sensitive. So this is what she told me to do, and it helped a TON. Just use the regular Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer 2x a day and nothing else. It helped a bunch with the dry patches I had gotten that looked really bad and the zits that were being caused by my skin being irritated. So thats my advice- just use Cetaphil and see if it helps you. Yall take care and have a GREAT day! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">
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