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spotty as a teenager

(8 Posts)
shmuf Thu 26-Sep-13 20:27:04

Ever since I got pg my face had turned into a million spots!!anyone else have this? This is dc2,and don't remember anything like this the first time around! Any tips to reduce the sheer number of eruptions?!

DIYandEatCake Thu 26-Sep-13 22:02:56

Yep. At 29 weeks it's starting to calm down a bit, but I never found a way of helping it (apart from covering up with a ton of make-up). This dc is a boy apparently - my first (no spots) was a girl, don't know if that's anything to do with it?

KarmaBiatch Thu 26-Sep-13 23:57:30

After washing your face in the evening swipe some listerine over the spots, and once that's dried dab on some sudocrem. works wonders smile

I am/was spotty at 36+3 with a girl.

shmuf Fri 27-Sep-13 04:39:06

Ahh thanks for replies, now I feel less alone!I was hoping it would just be a first trimester thing that I'd be growing out of in the next week or so..oh well, I guess off to tesco we go for listerine and sudocrem!(How on earth did u discover that combo??)

Julietee Fri 27-Sep-13 10:31:45

Me too! And I wasn't even a particularly spotty teenager.

randomAXEofkindness Fri 27-Sep-13 10:37:08

I'd had acne since my teens, but it flared up worse than ever when I was pregnant with DD1 (I was 28 by then). Then when she was born, it disappeared. Completely! Forever! Not. A. Spot. Since grin Even through 2 more pregnancies.

I'd say just be as kind and gentle as possible to your skin right now, and hopefully it will clear up as soon as your baba arrives. I wish I'd never picked and squeezed!

runninggirl85 Fri 27-Sep-13 12:45:47

I too , am a pretty spotty person!! In my first 14 weeks of pregnancy (i'm 17 weeks now) my skin was awful and got me really down.

I tried Mario Badescu buffering lotion and drying lotion and touch wood it has helped so so much!! I know they will probably come back soon and my skin is not perfect but its better.x

ladylashes Fri 27-Sep-13 14:01:00

I've had acne since the age of 25 (now 28). Life's a bitch eh?!

I had just got it under control recently then BAM!! 6 weeks pregnant and my face exploded. Now 9+3 and it has calmed down but I think I'll have a few scars, esp as I'm dark skinned. I tried things with hydrogen peroxide or salicylic acid in, but I think they were just too harsh and made it worse.

In the end, a refreshing cleanser (from Murad for acne probe skin), washing with the hot cloth method and using an oil free moisturiser helped.

Good luck, I know it's horrible xxx

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