So you are finally pregnant and glowing with excitement as you await the arrival of your bundle of joy. Congratulations because having a baby may just be one of the best things in the world. What isn’t so good though is while you are pregnant you may have several not-so marvelous things to content with like swollen ankles, morning sickness, lank and greasy hair, and the dreaded acne.
If you weren’t pregnant, you would probably reach for the strongest and most potent anti-acne medication you can find but since you are, this isn’t really something you can do. However, this doesn’t mean you need to go around with a face full of acne as there are some natural ways of treating acne during pregnancy.
- Remember what your mother used to say about washing your face? Wash your face with the mildest soap you can find and rinse well.
- Do your best to avoid fatty food, drink lots and lots of water, eat healthy food with lots of fresh fruits and greens. By eating right, you get rid of toxins in your body and you avoid developing even more acne.
- It may be the last you want to do but please get off the couch and get some exercise as this will do your body and your acne a lot of good.
- Exercise improves the circulation and helps to clear up acne.
- It will also help you when time comes to give birth.
- Pamper your skin with a clay mask as this soaks up excess sebum. Clay is all-natural and really does a lot in absorbing oil and from the skin.
- As it draws out excess oil from the skin, it prevents blockages of any sort as these turn into pimples and zits.
- Buy a ready-made clay mask or you can get dry clay from your local health store and mix it with organic apple cider vinegar. Mix until you have a sort of paste and apply evenly to the face and leave on for 10 minutes and rinse off. Follow up with witch hazel toner if you want.
- You may wish to do spot treatment for your acne so you can help them heal faster and for this, you may use lavender oil or Aloe Vera juice
- These are all-natural remedies that you can use on your zits as they kill bacteria and help cut healing time.
- Do not use your finger to apply the oil or juice to your face; it is better use a clean cotton swab so you do not get any more dirt on your skin.
- If you have lemon juice and rose water, mix both in equal amounts as they also work great as spot treatments for acne.
Keep in Mind
Using natural products to treat acne during pregnancy is a lot better than using chemical-laden products that may harm the baby. However, all-natural doesn’t always mean it is safe so it is best to talk to your dermatologist or your obstetrician before you try any all-natural herbal remedies to treat acne.