Natural Remedies to Cure Pregnancy Acne
Have you read my previous article and tried the natural remedies? That’s not enough. Sharing with you more suggestions this time.
Let us recall.
What’s causing your break out during pregnancy in the first place?
Your body’s level of progesterone rises when you’re knocked up, which usually causes your body to produce secretions of sebum from your skin glands.
Extra sebum = blocked pores = acne.
How to prevent or improve the conditions? Hereby, some tips to try out:
Apply Some Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar kills off the bacteria that may be causing all the trouble in the first place. Its alkaline property can balance the pH of your skin, which in turn makes it harder for bacteria to thrive, at the same time it helps to dry up excess oil. Please do not overdo it as it will dry out your skin.
Wash your face with water and pat dry. Using a ratio of 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water, dip a cotton ball into vinegar and apply it directly to the blemish area. Leave on for at least 10 minutes, or overnight. Make sure to use a moisturizer afterwards to prevent your skin getting dry.
Cinnamon and Honey Mask
Both make a killer combo when it comes to acne. Cinnamon has antimicrobial properties, so it helps to stop bacteria from getting out of hand. And honey acts as natural anti-biotic, ready and waiting to wipe the little buggers out.
Rinse your face with water and pat dry. Mix 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon together until they are thoroughly blended and have formed a sort of paste. Apply the mask to your face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off completely, and pat your face dry.
Papaya For The Pimple Prone
Plain raw papaya is an all-natural acne remedy that removes dead skin cells and excess lipids from the surface of the skin, leaving your skin soft and smooth. Papaya also contains an enzyme called papain, which helps to reduce inflammation and thus prevent the formation of pus.
Rinse your face with water and pat dry. Mash up the flesh of the papaya well, until it is of a consistency that can be easily applied to your skin. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes, and then rinse off completely with warm water.
Oatmeal will soothe your skin as it is hypoallergenic. It is also great at helping with allergies, sunburn and other skin damage, so is recommended for people with sensitive skin. It has humectant property which can retain moisture and help your skin take on a glowing, dewy appearance.
Lay gauze over your face and put the mixture of oatmeal and milk on top of the gauze. Leave it on for 15 minutes, and remove the gauze. The oatmeal mixture will leave behind a milky liquid on your skin, and you can simply rub that into your skin for hydration.
- Cut back on caffeine, dairy, sugary baked goods and fried foods with saturated fats that can promote acne in skin. Foods that have been shown to help include avocado, mango, olives, garlic, and berries.
- Avoid retinoid treatments like Retin-A and Accutane that are absorbed through the skin and could enter your and your baby’s bloodstream or your breast milk.
- Wash your face with a gentle daily cleanser morning and night. Remember not to scrub and exfoliate, simply use your fingers in a circular motion all over your face and neck.
- Stay out of the sun. Your skin may be more sensitive to the sun during pregnancy. And of course apply more sunblock!
- Wash your hair on a regular basis, or more often when is particularly oily during pregnancy. Take notice when holding the phone against your skin as well. Wipe down your office phone and smart phone before and after making calls.
If none of this does it for you, fear not! Pregnancy acne usually subsides soon after delivery. I don’t mean right away, but in the first few weeks that follow.
Caution: If you’re allergic to any of these natural remedies, don’t use them for treating acne.
Start your acne treatment now and save your pocket money with these natural remedies!