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Terrible acne end of third trimester

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Makeupandkiss87 Fri 22-Aug-14 18:06:28

Hi all,

I've had spot-prone skin since I was a teen. Not acne but hormonal spots at 'that time of the month'! I went on the pill and used medicated gels that helped.

During my first trimester of pregnancy I had every symptom in the book (hyperemesis et al!) but my skin cleared up massively- so much so that I went without makeup for the first time since I was thirteen!

My issue is I am now 36 weeks pregnant and my skin has flared up worse than I have ever known. I have sore, acne spots all over my cheeks and chin confused I have tried using a variety of products and my diet is pretty healthy, I drink lots of water (and pee every 20 mins!!!)

I'm wondering if anyone has experienced the same thing? Was there anything that helped? Did it last after you gave birth?

Any help/advice would be appreciated as it's really getting me down (and it hurts!)

Thanks x

ShowMeShowMeTheWine Fri 22-Aug-14 19:56:28

It's likely to be your hormones preparing for the birth. Hopefully should settle soon after. Use gentle products, nothing harsh and good luck for when baby comes thanks

ColdTeaAgain Fri 22-Aug-14 19:59:45

Hi OP, I had terrible skin during pregnancy. It did get a lot better after birth but still didn't really clear up fully until I finished breastfeeding. Found best thing was to use a really mild soap but it's a hormonal thing so not a lot you can do to be honest.

Like you I had all the pregnancy symptoms and very severe sickness. So much for the pregnancy bloom!

Makeupandkiss87 Fri 22-Aug-14 22:20:10

Thanks ShowMe and ColdTea smile

Good to know that it will get better- even makeup is not really hiding it! Thankfully I'm not out and about much at the moment due to being the size of a whale!


whiteblossom Sat 23-Aug-14 08:02:35

Hi there, I too am in the same boat. Ive only had one or two spots in third tri though but I put this down to some fab products im using. I stopped using them for a week and bang big huge spot on my chin!! So back using elemis trienzyme face wash & exfoliater and niva soft moisturiser. Cant recommend highly enough. If u r near a john lewis they will give u some samples to try. Hth.

I too have actually been able to leave the house without make up, amazing! !

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