Currently 16 weeks with first dc. There I was thinking that the second trimester was going to be the best bit....
Instead I have a fresh smattering of yucky pimples every morning. I am looong past teenage skin and finding it really tiresome as my otherwise dry skin doesn't work well with coverup. However in order to leave the house with a shred of confidence I'm having to trowel on the concealer and foundation.
Any skin product recommendations welcome and any advice about diet welcome too. However I'm pretty sure it's going to be put down to "hormones". Anyone else feeling like a spotty so and so?
I've had horrendous spots too. I found it best to keep my face clean - so i fyou are wearing a lot of make up make sure you remove every trace religiously every night before bed. Double cleanse if you need to.
Products that I find help: - Thayers witchhazel - I use the rose and aloe formula - La Roche posay effaclar a.i spot cream - La Roche posay cicaplast pro recovery skincare. This one helps heal quickly and regenerate if you've had to squeeze a pimple.
Don't skip on moisturising for fear of causing more spots as your skin will over compensate and then produce more oil and you will then get more spots!!! If you're a bit wary use something light and hydrating. Just don't overdo the tea tree oil as it is so very strong. I would only apply that to the tip of any pimple/spot you may have not your actual healthy skin.
I had them all over my chest and shoulders up until about 15 weeks, it was horrible. They did go, almost overnight, at about 18 weeks I think, but in the meantime I bought a loofah, and was exfoliating every third day or so in the shower, and then slapping on the bio oil.
You're welcome sundaylunch! I hope your skin gets better. I've had horrific skin the past week. I counted 7 massive spots (one was genuinely a volcano on my nose ) plus my chin has been all red and dry from hormones. Glowing I am most definitely not!
I'd been struggling with my skin too, I broke out before I'd even done a test, on my back and chin mainly. I got some Clinique Anti-Blemish facewash and it seems to have worked for me, (week 12 now) although it's hard to tell as it could just be my hormones settling down!
I'm only 5 weeks and my skin is full of sore red under the skin spots. I've assumed it's horemones and will stop soon ... I hope it doesn't last the whole 9 months because my face is becoming a right state already!
Also have had terrible skin pretty much from day 1, am now 15+1 and getting really fed up of looking like a teenager. They are all down my neck, on my chest and all over my face. Bad times. When do the hormones settle down?!