I was wondering if anyone has experienced the same - whilst still breastfeeding my youngest a year or so ago, I developed red spots under the skin on my cheeks, and general 'bad' skin (not oily and often felt dry even though spotty) - a course of antibiotics from docs didn't clear it up, but now I'm pg (only 5 weeks) it's all cleared up and my skin's looking better than ever.
I've always thought it was a hormonal problem, although doctor didn't really know, so does anyone have an idea what might be causing it, that pregnancy now apparently 'cures'?
I have bad skin normally, which also clears up when pregnant.
I finally went to see a private dermatologist last year (before I conceived DC2 - am currently pg). Expensive at £90 for the appointment, but when you think of all the money you spend on skin creams and gels, chasing a cure...
She prescribed Retin-A gel. The prescription cost something like £8 from the pharmacy. I also bought a cleansing wash from her for £26 that contained salycic acid, similar effect to gentle exfoliating. The Retin-A gel supposedly balances out skin. So it prevents surplus oil creation and encourages skin plumping. It's not a cosmetic product - very much medical packaging, no frills.
It worked for me, my skin cleared up after a few weeks...then I got pregnant and had to stop using it. But the hormones have kicked in and seem to be doing their job now.
Although it was expensive, I would advise saving your money on all those creams and going to see a professional - worked for me and wish I had done it sooner.
One other note is that I read adult acne can be a sign of Poly-cystic ovaries, so might be worth looking into if you are ttc.