Jump to content

PG related acne?

  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#1 Lee~XOX

Posted 09 June 2008 - 06:09 PM

Just being quick before I organise dinner...

Anyone got some home/natural/cheap (any of the options!)pimple remedies???  The term pizza face accurately described me during DS' pg and it seems this one is going to follow suit.  I woke this morning with SIX blind pimples.  They are really painful and all mostly around the jaw/mouth area.  

In my younger days, I would put toothpaste on them, but it doesn't really do much - for me!

Anyway, last time I didn't mind too much, but not exactly what I want at my wedding in under 4 weeks time!

So any tips?

#2 Honey~Baby

Posted 09 June 2008 - 06:19 PM

I get them pg or not and def worse with DD #1. The only real tip I have is use a gentle soap free wash like QV or Alpha Keri and an oil free moisturiser and the most important thing. Dont touch! (I am still getting the hang of this) My skin looked great on my wedding day because for the month before I did regular mud masks and didnt pick or squeeze a single thing even though skin was really blocked and felt bumpy.

#3 ladyluck

Posted 09 June 2008 - 06:23 PM

I have no advice I just wanted to say I feel your pain. I NEVER get pimples and now I have awful blind pimples on my face and my back is dotted with zits!!!  mad.gif  ohmy.gif

#4 NightRain

Posted 09 June 2008 - 07:01 PM

I have been using Innoxa Young solutions pimple spotter.It has been working great but I'm still getting once a month two blind zits that never head and really hurt.

#5 lozoodle

Posted 10 June 2008 - 09:15 AM

I am prone to breakout normally, so this pregnancy has turned me into a pizza face. They are the big hormonal ones that HURT as well. The best thing without a doubt is cetaphil gentle cleanser and then oil free moisturiser. Give it a week or two and you'll really see a difference. My skin is now the clearest it has been in months!

#6 Lee~XOX

Posted 10 June 2008 - 04:01 PM

QUOTE (swarley)
cetaphil gentle cleanser

I have heard this mentioned before - is that the one availale from pharmacies?


#7 upup

Posted 10 June 2008 - 04:04 PM

Try Benzac cream from the chemist - it works a treat and dries up those odd breakouts!

#8 bumpinthenight

Posted 10 June 2008 - 04:06 PM

I don't know if they're safe for pregnancy, but AHA lotions are FAB for clearing up acne.  

I use Avene products, they are all based on water from the thermal springs at Avene, France.  They are very lovely and all natural so they don't clog pores anymore while they're ridding the current blockages!

#9 lozoodle

Posted 10 June 2008 - 04:19 PM

Try Benzac cream from the chemist - it works a treat and dries up those odd breakouts!

Benzac is wonderful but it is listed as Level C for pregnancy so if you want to use it speak with your doctor first. It is unknown if it causes harm or not so my doctor said it is best to avoid using.

And yes, you can get cetaphil at the chemist and at priceline. Its really cheap - 500ml bottle for $13 which lasts ages. It doesn't lather so it takes getting used to, and you may wish to use something stronger for removing make up (I love neutrogena acne wash for make up removal face washing), but cetaphil is the only thing to ever work for me without overly drying my skin or irritating it.

#10 QueenOfTheDesert

Posted 10 June 2008 - 08:23 PM

I really feel your frustration! I too developed horrid skin during this pregnancy and was at my wits end after trying EVERYTHING (including most of the above mentioned brands!), when a friend recommended Lancome Comforting Skin Cleansing Milk. Now I swear by it! It has cleared my skin and kept it clear. It isn't overly cheap but the good news is that you only need the tiniest bit so the bottle lasts forever. I now also use Lancome's other products including toner and moisturiser and find it a fab combo that keeps my skin feeling fantastic. Very soft, not at all dry and PIMPLE FREE!
I would recommend it! Its good to remember though that what works for one wont necessarily work for another but its worth giving things a go. I hope you find something that works for you.

#11 RoseMarmalade

Posted 10 June 2008 - 11:49 PM

If you have tea-tree oil, put some on a cotton ball and stick it (using a band-aid) over the blind ones... they come down within an hour or so... and wont be as painful...

#12 jaismum

Posted 11 June 2008 - 02:59 AM

I hear you with the pimples. they have now settled on my face, but my belly looks gross and I can feel them on my back. My skin has gotten so oily!  cry1.gif

#13 Aphrael1

Posted 11 June 2008 - 08:26 AM

I hear you on the zit problem, my face is awful atm sad.gif

Just wanted to let you know OP that your sig says your baby is due this yr??? Hmmmm had to think about that for a while before I thought maybe its NEXT yr your due??? lol

I hope your face clears up for your wedding.

#14 upup

Posted 11 June 2008 - 08:50 AM

Benzac is wonderful but it is listed as Level C for pregnancy so if you want to use it speak with your doctor first.

Wow I did not know that! I guess that would also include Proactive as it has the same active ingredients? Thanks for that information swarley!

#15 lozoodle

Posted 11 June 2008 - 09:22 AM

ella30 the information on benzoyl peroxide is a bit iffy - some places say its fine, others say no don't use as its not known the effects.

So if in doubt best to check with your doc just to be sure. Mine said to avoid if possible, but if absolutely necessary use in moderation original.gif

#16 newmum2one

Posted 11 June 2008 - 09:38 AM

I honestly had the WORST acne when I was pregnant and even now 6 months after giving birth I'm still suffering with breakouts wacko.gif   Before I fell pregnant I had lovely skin and rarely ever had a pimple so when my face just exploded in pimples and especially the blind pimples during my pregnancy I was so upset.

Personally for me I found the best treatment was to wash my face only in water and use toner a couple of times a day.  When I used a face wash and moisturiser it made my skin so much worse, even if the face wash was specifically designed for acne it inflamed it even more.

The best my skin has ever looked was 3 days after giving birth. It looked amazing and now it is terrible again cry1.gif  I'm hoping things improve when I stop breastfeeding rolleyes.gif

#17 RoseMarmalade

Posted 11 June 2008 - 11:46 AM

I am not sure - but can you use Witch's Hazel?? That's supposed to be good...

The problem is that the acne is hormonal, so there's really nothing that you can do to prevent it

#18 oodlezolove

Posted 11 June 2008 - 12:02 PM

Sorry to off track your thread here Lee but I just wanted to say a huge
CONGRATULATIONS on your pregnancy!!! biggrin.gif  
eexcite.gif I'm SOOO excited for you!!! eexcite.gif

and also wishing you a lovely Wedding chicky!  happy.gif
All the best!

*from your ex due in July 06 buddy! original.gif xox

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users


Newborn baby found in a nativity scene

Police are trying to trace a woman who abandoned a baby boy in the manger of a church nativity scene.

Life would be harder without my kids

The Humans of New York Facebook page is well known for sharing touching, real stories from one of the world's biggest cities – and it's just hit the heart of parents everywhere.

Mum dresses as Wonder Woman for last day of chemo

A Brisbane mum dressed up as a superhero to celebrate the end of her chemotherapy and created a moment her family will remember forever.

How a raisin can predict a toddler's IQ

All you need to assess a child's future intelligence is a plastic cup and a raisin, according to new research.

Former Hi-5 member's cannabis hope

Former Hi-5 star Tim Harding hopes a cannabis-derived drug will help control his daughter's epilepsy, which sees the four-year-old suffering between 50 and 100 seizures a day.

The top 5 reasons your toddler throws a tantrum

Whilst to the outside world little people may appear to have it easy, it's actually not always the case – just ask any toddler who's had their toast cut up the wrong way.

Glenn McGrath thought he'd lost his wife and baby

Australian cricket ledged Glen McGrath has spoken about the moment he thought he might lose his wife, Sara and their baby daughter, Madison.


Inside my Centrelink nightmare

Mother Bec Smith has been trying for months to access Centrelink payments. A "serious error" is preventing her.

Warnings over push for hourly childcare billing

Australia's peak childcare body has called for caution around the Turnbull government's push for childcare centres to charge parents by the hour, not by the day.

Cate Blanchett thought about adopting for years

Cate Blanchett says her recent adoption of a baby girl had nothing to do with wanting a daughter after having three sons.

Kate Walsh: 'I can't have kids'

Grey's Anatomy star Kate Walsh has revealed she is unable to have children because she has experienced early menopause.

The parasite that could boost fertility

The Tsimane women of Bolivia are often revered as among the most fertile in the world - on average having 10 children in their lifetimes -- but some are even more fertile than others.

Family may sue cousin over genetics

A Melbourne couple is suing the Royal Children's Hospital for failing to diagnose a genetic disorder in their first child - an error they allege caused them to have another child with severe disabilities.

Strange things mums have done in labour

While most women in labour focus on the upcoming birth of their baby, some women do more interesting things.

Michael Clarke reveals baby's name

When Michael Clarke said he was wrapped around the finger of his little princess, he wasn't joking.

The logistics of breastfeeding twins

Our life is more or less divided into neat four hour parcels of time and it's hard to get much of anything done in the time between feeds.

How to stop people ruining Christmas

We can make a conscious effort about how we react to those curly Christmas day scenarios that can send us up the wall, or should we say chimney.

Lots of formula offers for desperate mum

The mum who was down to her last three tins of baby formula said she had received hundreds of calls and offers to send her formula.

Surviving breast cancer while pregnant

It was last thing Rebecca O'Donnell expected at 30 weeks' pregnant. One morning, while putting on her bra, she felt a pea-sized lump in her right breast.

Cot sheet brands for the nursery

With so many awesome cot sheet options these days, we thought we'd put together a list of go-to brands for you to seek out for your baby's bed.


What's hot on EB

How I survived breast cancer while pregnant

It was last thing Rebecca O'Donnell expected at 30 weeks' pregnant. One morning, while putting on her bra, she felt a pea-sized lump in her right breast.

Grieving father's letter to Bataclan terrorists: "...this little boy will threaten you by being happy and free"

A grieving father whose wife was killed in the attacks on the Bataclan Theatre last weekend has written an open letter to her killers.

5 challenges of motherhood - and how to see them differently

Despite the smiles, the sloppy kisses and the pure magic children bring to our lives, it's hard to deny that motherhood can be tough.

4 challenges of being a new dad - and how to face them

Becoming a parent is challenging – and that applies to both mums and dads.

My battle against antenatal and postnatal depression

I was five months pregnant when I realised I needed help.

Children swapped at birth will not be returned to biological parents

A boy and girl accidentally swapped on the day they were born will stay with the families who have raised them, a South African court has ruled.

A quarter of men believe they get 'man periods'

A British study has revealed one in four men believe they have a monthly cycle.

Baby deposit

How much do you need to save for a 'baby deposit'?

It's fairly straightforward to calculate a house deposit, but how much money do you need to save up for a baby?

Dad's beautiful note to his wife, a nurse

To anyone else it might just look like a picture of a mum having a nap with her toddler.

'I was a complete schmuck': Mike Baird opens up about his wife's postnatal depression

When his wife Kerryn was not well following the birth of their daughter, NSW Premier Mike Baird buried himself in his work.

Mum's desperate plea as whooping cough alert issued

A desperate mother has shared a heart-breaking video of her baby struggling to cope with a coughing fit caused by pertussis.

Coffee could help you live longer

New US research found people who report drinking three to five cups of coffee a day are less likely to die prematurely from heart disease, suicide, diabetes or Parkinson's disease.

The joy and dread of playdates

To live vicariously through your child is to rediscover anxieties you thought dead and buried.

Sick baby could die without scarce special formula, mum says

Lizzie Cann is down to her last three tins of a special formula in short supply.

Adorable toddler's strop foiled by squeaky shoes

We're probably all familiar with the pouty bottom lip and tightly crossed arms of a tot mid-strop.

More sex during World Cup created more baby boys

More sex during South Africa's World Cup meant a disproportionately high number of boys were born nine months later, a new study has found.

Win one of two ABC Shop prize packs in time for Christmas

What a boon it would be to have your toddler's Christmas gifts covered this year. We have two awesome ABC Shop prize packs to give away to two lucky winners.

Do fitness challenges really work?

Fitness challenges aren't new. There's Michelle Bridges 12WBT and a bunch of other programs if you really want to lose weight.

What are pregnant women Googling?

Pregnancy is a huge change for any woman, so it's natural we'll have questions - and turn to Google to ask them.



Can't decide?

Check out the Essential Baby Names section for some inspiration

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.