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Bad pregnancy skin

(14 Posts)
MKGirl94 Wed 12-Aug-15 17:48:01

Hi All,

I'm still in the 1st trimester at the moment and the pregnancy facial spots are getting me down a bit. I've never struggled much with spots before but I am at the moment.

Is this an issue throughout or is this generally just this bad in the first stage.

Also does anyone have any products to use that helps clear it up without irritating more or need reapplying often? smile

Thank you

Rufus200 Wed 12-Aug-15 19:16:41

I've also got terrible skin, I'm now 14wks. I found Epsom salts, 1 part salts to 2 parts water, then dab on with cotton wool, really helps dry them out and is safe. It did cause my eczema to get worse though around my mouth, so I just avoid my mouth but it dries up my forehead, neck, chest and back spots. I've also got them in my hair!

My mum said to me today when is the glow supposed to start because you look terrible, thanks mum.

RubyReins Wed 12-Aug-15 19:33:05

Me too sad Huge cyst things all over my chin and in my scalp confused I am planning to get an extraction facial soon. I am using La Roche Posay stuff but I am not having much success. 14.4 weeks. I too await the glow...

Junosmum Wed 12-Aug-15 20:43:51

16 weeks and mine started clearing up.

moonshine25 Wed 12-Aug-15 22:45:52

Have you tried liz earle cleanse and polish hot cloth cleanser? I up find it really clears up my skin - used it though first trimester and skin wasn't too bad.

It definitely looked a lot better by about 14 weeks though - good luck!

Lightbulbon Wed 12-Aug-15 22:48:49

My skin has looked so red and awful the whole pregnancy people actually comment on it.

I've had to use green (anti red) cream under thick foundation on it if I'm going out otherwise I get people asking me what's wrong with my skin.

rebbles Thu 13-Aug-15 07:20:08

Mine went through a really really spotty phase and then around 16 weeks cleared up. Now my skin gas never been better even my bacne which I have had since a teenager has cleared! I have been using garnier micellar water and simple moisturiser and not much else so I don't irritate it.

Topsy34 Thu 13-Aug-15 07:33:08

My skin was greasy and had a few massive spots early one, but now so much better, almost better than pre pregnancy

I found a mineral powder foundation and a liquid concealer worked well.i always use bare minerals and the person on the counter will apply it for you first time so you can see best method.

leadcrow Thu 13-Aug-15 07:34:47

I'm nearly 17 was and having awful spots and acne on my face, chest and back...I have pcos so am wondering if general hormone imbalances are making my spottyness worse than general?

I have been sticking to my usual cleaning routine but every day I apply powder (no foundation)...boots natural collection loose powder in translucent neutral (it works on literally any skin shade...im Asian my stepdaughter is white and we can both wear it...also have a friend who is black who uses it)...it dries out excess oil really nicely and provides light coverage which is good for my confidence! It only costs £1.99 too.

Also if you buy a vintage compact you can mix the powder with rubbing alcohol and fill the compact so you can touch up when you're out and about if necessary.

jmac88 Thu 13-Aug-15 10:39:19

Mine were really bad all along my jaw line for the first 16 weeks but have cleared up loads now, even on my back too. Although my chest still has a few. I've been trying to get my skin in the sun to dry them out which has really helped.
But be careful not to get burnt as your skin will be much more sensitive to the sun!

Also clandula gel (I tjink that's how you spell it) also works well. I get some from neals yard remedies. Quite pricey but lasts ages and us natural so don't need to worry about scary chems.

I also have pcos and agree it probably makes it worse.

MelB2014 Thu 13-Aug-15 13:03:45

My skin was horrendous during the first trimester and a good part of the second, I had it all over my chin and jawline plus all over my back and my shoulders - way worse than when I was a teenager!

I'm 32 weeks now and it has cleared up (finally!) and I am now getting the compliments about my complexion (although I now feel like a hippo to balance it out).

It's unfortunately a normal side effect of all the hormones so you just have to wait it out really, there's not a lot you can put on the spots when pg. On the bright side, it means that your body is producing all the hormones needed.

MKGirl94 Thu 13-Aug-15 18:32:02

Thank you all for your helpful messages. I hope it clears up soon and I'll try the tips! smile

Duckstar Thu 13-Aug-15 18:35:47

MKGirl94 pregnant with DC3 can only sympathise. 13 weeks pregnant and terrible acne on my jawline and neck. The neck acne is almost worst as I can't conceal as well with makeup. Just hoping might clear up in next few weeks.

WeePoppy Fri 14-Aug-15 11:11:09

I was really spotty during the first and second trimester. I used the Simple Spotless Skin face wash on all the spotty areas (face, back and upper arms in my case) and it did help a bit but it wasn't a miracle solution. It kept things under control though...

The spots cleared pretty much over night when I reached the third trimester smile and I'm now back to having good skin (nearly 28 weeks pregnant now).

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