Get rid of your pregnancy acne

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Your hormones are flaring up, just like they did during puberty, and they’re causing acne. Of all the changes your body is undergoing, breakouts are probably the least welcome. Luckily, there are things that can be done.


Your first instinct when you spot a blemish will probably be to cover it up, but some concealer can actually make your acne worse. The reason you are breaking out is because your body is producing too much of an oily substance called “sebum.” So, you’ll want to use makeup that is oil-free, otherwise you’re just going to make the situation worse.

Look for beauty products marked water-based, noncomedogenic, or nonacnegenic.


Even if it’s oil-free, any makeup you wear can clog your pores if left on overnight. Harsh cleansers and rough washing can also both irritate your skin. Always use a mild face wash and gently scrub with your hands when cleansing before bed.

You’ll need to find a facial wash that is free of harsh, potentially harmful chemicals like salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or benzoyl peroxide. While effective exfoliators, these chemicals can be harmful to baby. To make your search easier, we recommend the Anti-Blemish Facial Wash from our sponsor Belli. It uses lactic acid, found naturally in the body, to exfoliate and deeply cleanse without over-drying or irritating your skin. Nothing is worse than a product that dries you out, which can lead to even more breakouts.


Before taking any medication, prescribed or over the counter, you should consult your healthcare provider. This is particularly true when it comes to traditional acne medications, as a number of popular acne treatments can have really dangerous effects during pregnancy. The leading culprits to keep an eye out for are Accutane, Retin-A, and Tetracycline.


Some over the counter products contain small doses of the exact same prescription medications that have been shown to be harmful during pregnancy. What you use on your skin may be absorbed into your bloodstream and could affect your developing baby.

In your battle to get blemishes under control, perhaps your greatest ally is the Acne Control Spot Treatment from Belli. It makes use of colloidal sulfur and tea tree oil to fight acne and rejuvenate your skin. You can trust every Belli product to be free of harmful ingredients for expecting and nursing moms, allergy tested, paraben free, and free of artificial dyes or fragrances.

As always, don’t just take our word for it. Tap the button below to learn more about Belli, and their incredible commitment to meeting the highest standards for ingredient safety for expecting and nursing moms. Use the offer code OVIA25 to take 25% off your first order.

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