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Spots :-( (Warning - bit of a self indulgent moan)

(24 Posts)
AnythingNotEverything Mon 22-Apr-13 14:58:28

Hello folks,

I'm 15 weeks, and my second trimester has been welcomed in by spots. I look fat rather than pregnant, my boobs are so huge I keep knocking things over with them and dipping them in my dinner, and I've got full on teenage spots. So grumpy - I didn't even have spots as a teenager!

I use a mix of The Body Shop's Seaweed Pore Refining and Tea Tree face products ... Is there anything else you would recommend?

Now they're here, are they likely to stay for a while?

Any advice gratefully received!

TIA

HumphreyCobbler Mon 22-Apr-13 15:02:12

Lord, I could have written your post. I have boobs the size of actual planets and I am as spotty as hell. 15 weeks today. I look fat because I am fat as well as pregnant.

I am using a clearasil type cleanser to remove the thick layer of grease from my face, but apart from that I have given up.

AnythingNotEverything Mon 22-Apr-13 15:09:52

Thank God it's not just me. I was hoping to bloom ...

I knocked over a full cup of tea the other day, just with a boob.

I can no longer leave the house without make up hmm

BabyHMummy Mon 22-Apr-13 15:15:04

I had quite a few spots early on but i had horrific hyperemesis so was seriously lacking in nutrients. Maybe speak to pharmacist about supplements you could take?

Once i was able to eat again things cleared up although i do use and exfoliating face wash every day (£1.49 in Morrison's and just as good as the uber pricey garnier one i normally use)

HumphreyCobbler Mon 22-Apr-13 15:15:19

I have given up.

I was really really thin when I got pregnant. I ALWAYS get fat when I am pregnant but this time I have managed to have actual hyperemesis for the first eight weeks, then medication that meant that I only felt sick if I didn't keep my stomach full of toast and crisps all the time. Constant vomiting AND weight gain. A trick only I could pull off grin

AnythingNotEverything Mon 22-Apr-13 15:24:26

Pregnancy is so glamorous.

I might be neglecting the use of face scrubs. Maybe that could help ...

Thank you!

BabyHMummy Mon 22-Apr-13 15:26:09

Haha i am the opposite. Always been big...some 18-20 since my late teens but my size 16 jeans are falling off me at 23 weeks pg...even maternity jeans don't stay up on lightest adjustment...justhpe i can love and keep going again once she arrives

mumoftwoboysS Mon 22-Apr-13 15:51:29

I've broken out over the last week or so and I'm only 5 weeks! It looks awful. First pregnancy I had lovely soft glowing skin, second I was pretty spotty so I'm a bit depressed that this one looks to be a spotty one too :-( I didn't find anything that particularly helped. That stuff that celebrities are always seen promoting is really good www.proactiv.co.uk I think it's sold at the pharmacy counter in Boots but you may want to check if it's ok during pregnancy. i think I'll be getting me some if it is!!

mumoftwoboysS Mon 22-Apr-13 15:53:20

oh and I meant nothing helped in terms of eating healthily/drinking more water etc. I think it's just hormones so only creams will work

ariane5 Mon 22-Apr-13 15:57:21

I had dreadful acne with dd1. I used simple facewash and moisturiser just in the evening as harsher products (although designed for spot prone skin) actually made my skin worse.

I had suffered with HG and I think it was lack of nutrients+hormones+dehydration.

By 24weeks there was a huge improvement in my complexion.

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Mon 22-Apr-13 15:57:43

Oh god,the spots....I'm freaking covered in them!

My 2 yr old keeps pointing at them and shouting "SPOT! SPOT! SPOT!" Joyfully at each one.

And I'm only 8 weeks.

And the nausea plus weight gain is really Not On.

its not fair sad

Lj8893 Mon 22-Apr-13 16:25:17

I'm with you on this one !! I'm fat and big boobed anyway but Jesus Christ, they are huge right now!!!!!!!
And I've suddenly sprouted loads of spots too, not big ones I can pop but just little scratchy red ones, almost look like I have a rash on my chin!

I'm 13 weeks.

cyclecamper Mon 22-Apr-13 16:37:59

I'm 32 weeks - I have blotchy legs, itchy red spots on my bump, spotty face, strange gatherings of freckles on my face and arms, spots on my boobs and a blotchy chest. (Oh and hairy legs as well!) It's so glamourous! Mind you, at least my hair isn't greasy for once in my life!

TinkyPeet Mon 22-Apr-13 16:38:17

Complete pizza face here too! I get the huge massive ones that leave a massive scar behind for weeks. What happened to being all glowy and beautiful durin pregnancy? Pfft!

PeachActiviaMinge Mon 22-Apr-13 16:56:52

I was the same they cleared up at about 5 months, now at 40+3 they're back have been for the last few weeks. Look like a hippo, walk like a duck, leaky boobs and a chin covered in spots. So glam.

drawohamme Mon 22-Apr-13 18:14:10

After having rubbish skin my entire life (10 to 33) they totally cleared up at 16 weeks. I was so happy I wore no make up for a fortnight - then I noticed the wrinkles I'd never seen before for all the spots confused

AnythingNotEverything Mon 22-Apr-13 18:25:09

Well, at least I'm not alone.

Thanks so much ladies!

JanieLovesCake Mon 22-Apr-13 18:28:40

oh meeee tooooooo sad

my chin is vile and the scars are lasting forever sad the best concealer i have found is actually a collection 2000 16hr cover up one. other than that i'm embarrassed to be seen by DH after i wash my face at night an in the morning before i put make up on.

is anyone knows ant tricks to reduce the redness, i will love you forever. one friend suggested massaging bio oil on them after washing at night but i don't think it helped

Soupqueen Mon 22-Apr-13 20:48:26

My skin is dreadful, spots and so flaky that make up on top just looks worse. It's been like this since about 4 weeks and no sign of clearing up at 15 weeks.

mumoftwoboysS Mon 22-Apr-13 22:07:17

You're defnitely not alone AnythingNotEverything!

I had a look for any natural remedies but so far no luck -just found out my usual clearasil spot cream isn't really recommended during pregnancy and some websites have said Proactiv isn't safe....

oh well only 8 more months of spots to go for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!....

LoganMummy Mon 22-Apr-13 22:14:42

I've mentioned this on here before - having suffered from acne for years it wasn't until I saw a specialist Elaine Mummery that my skin improved. She has her own range of products that are my lifesavers - especially now at 34 weeks. (Sorry, I don't know how to link!)

PinkApple86 Tue 23-Apr-13 11:48:25

I'm 19 weeks and have found my only solution to the spots is a damn good foundation. I just hope they don't scar confused maybe you could treat yourself to a really nice one and go into boots/debenhams and get the ladies to colour match you and give you a pamper. I did that and they gave me a free little bottle of este lauder foundation to try but it was actually about the size of a nail varnish and probs worth about a tenner.

HopefullA Tue 23-Apr-13 13:59:07

Oh god, i am dying with them. I started them when i was just 4 weeks and still at 11 weeks its horrendous. I have lumps, and i mean big red lumps on my chest, back and chin. Even in my eyebrows and cheeks.
sad

SoupQueen - the flaky is because even though your face is oily and making spots, its dry from the products you use. So make sure you moisturise with an oil free product and this will help it not scar too much.

I feel like im back being a teenager again.
I now have a slight bulge - wont call it a bump as its a bulge, so i look like ive just eaten too much curry.

Ugh, hope the 2nd trimester brings the glow -- though i fear the GLOW is just oilly face for me!!!

AnythingNotEverything Tue 23-Apr-13 14:11:31

Seriously - what a glamorous bunch!

In the few days with my OP, I've been putting some Body Shop tea tree treatment (comes on a wand) directly onto my spots and lumpiness, and I've seen an improvement.

In terms of make up, thankfully the majority are on the apples of my cheeks/cheek bone area so are under my blusher so the colour is hidden. I washed my brushes in case that was the problem, but alas no.

Best of luck everyone!

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