Have you ever heard about pregnancy glow? This is expecting mothers’ nicest dream. You have glowing, healthy skin with no rashes or acnes. You makes most people you meet admit that you are even more beautiful when expecting. People usually connect this glow with carrying a baby girl. However, in the real life, only few moms-to-be can get this pregnancy glow. Other, on the contrary are not lucky enough. Instead of getting this glow, they experience skin breakouts when pregnant. Rashes, acnes, excess oil, or extreme dryness are some of the major problems of skin breakout. Some expecting mothers even get acnes and rashes on their back and scalp.
Why does my skin breakout during pregnancy?
You might often hear that during pregnancy, your body is loaded by various kinds of hormones. The increasing amount of hormone boost can cause several effects to your body. As known, it can affect you physically and mentally. In the early age of your pregnancy, your body is loaded with high level of progesterone. This hormone increase the production of acne-triggering oil, called sebum. If you have sensitive skin along with troubled pores, this sebum is possibly blocked underneath your skin pores, causing acnes. When knowing you are pregnant, you might be really cautious of using skin care products. Hence, you might skip some cleaning period and causing the acnes to be worse. Skin breakout during pregnancy include several kinds of symptoms. Those are whiteheads—white residue of clogged pores. These residues stay beneath the closed clogged pores. You need to push your skin to let these out. The second symptom is blackhead—brownish or black residue of clogged pores. The brownish blackheads are the result of pores clogging. However, with blackheads, the clogged pores are opened. Thus, the sebum or oil beneath your skin are turning brown because of the expose to the air. The third symptom of skin breakout is small red bumps. These bumps are located beneath the skin. You will feel sore and pain. When these bumps reach their certain period, they turn into pimples or acnes with whitish peaks. Acnes are not as painful as the red bumps. However, most people find them disturbing their appearance.
What should I do to handle skin breakout during pregnancy?
Some pregnant women might have never felt skin breakouts during pregnancy, as they were blessed with that pregnancy glow. However, the hormone level between a woman is different from that of another. Should this cause skin breakouts during your pregnancy, you don’t have to be panic. There are some ways to take care of your skin during this crucial moment.
- Keep cleaning your skin regularly. Being pregnant might give you concerns about some skin care products. Despite this, do not stop your skin cleaner as it might help you to relieve your skin breakouts. When you are cleaning your face skin with face wash, choose a mild, soap-free, moisturizing face wash. Be sure to rinse the soap thoroughly so that it won’t clog your pores.
- Change your pillow cover every two days to prevent the possible bacteria growth which can trigger acnes to your face skin.
- Consume balanced diet. Fruits and veggies are really good for your skin health. Eight glasses of water also ensure your skin hydration. Keep this diet to detoxify the effects of hormonal boost during your pregnancy.
- Moisturize your skin naturally. Skin breakouts are also caused by too dry epidermis. Moisturizing your skin can help relieving the effects. Should you are unable to find scent-free, mild moisturizer, you can turn into natural moisturizing agents such as cucumber, apple, and tomatoes. Cut the fruits or veggies into slices and put onto your face skin. Leave it for 15 minutes and rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
- Avoid acne cream that contain salicylic acid or Retin-A since it can be easily absorbed by your skin and enter your bloodstream. This can cause poisoning to your baby. You can always go natural for the treatment, such as squeezing lemon to get the juice. Apply gently to your face using face cotton. Rinse afterwards.
Skin breakouts are common in pregnancy. Go natural is the best way to relieve its effect to minimize the negative side effects to your baby.