Re: Pregnancy And Skin
Re: Pregnancy And Skin
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Posted by Tammy
on September 27, 2000 at 11:29:27:
In Reply to: Re: Pregnancy And Skin posted by Alice on June 22, 2000 at 21:08:42:
: I can definitely relate to your worry--I too have acne-prone skin but have found that my skin was generally BETTER during (and after) pregnancy. For me, the hormonal changes of pregnancy seem to decrease my oiliness, and my skin improves even though I am off all my prescription meds (retin-A, antibiotics). Every case is different I'm sure, but I wanted to let you know that I had GOOD skin changes during my pregnancies (I am currently on #2). Good luck to you!
: : My husband and I will start trying to get pregnant in August. I have heard so many things about
: : skin changes occurring as a result of hormones, etc.....I have acne prone skin right now and am scare
: : that it will only get worse when I am pregnant. Acne stresses me out terribly and I know that is so bad
: : when you are pregnant. I want to be as stress free as possible. Has anyone out there experienced GOOD
: : skin changes as a result of pregnancy or do I only have to look forward to horrible problems?
: : Thanks for any input!
During the first 8 weeks of my pregnancy my skin was terrible. I had breakouts everywhere - and certainly felt terrible about it.
Now.. I'm 13 weeks pregnant and my skin is excellent!! Hopefully this will stay that way, however I do plan to continually take care of my skin. Whatever products you use, make sure that they are safe.
I use CLINIQUE products ONLY and have had great results. I use the clarifying lotion #2 about 3 or 4 times a day to cleanse my skin from any impurities including dirt and oil. I do not use any of the sacylic acid products as they do dry my face out - this is something thats recently happened since being pregnant.
Good Luck.. and if you want to have a baby, your skin should be the last of your worries. You should focus on your HEALTH - both physical and mental. The hormonal changes that take place are so powerful that if you have something that you are self-consious of, come to terms with it before the pregnancy.
I'm having a hard time adapting to the changes of my body. I knew that things change and grow.. but I didn't expect them so soon.