Acne Treatment During Pregnancy
It's important to keep in mind that pregnancy-related acne is usually worse in the first trimester, when your hormones are in overdrive. While some women will continue to experience problems throughout pregnancy, many find that their skin begins to clear once they've made it through the first three months.
Obviously, the absolutely safest thing you can do is to avoid all unnecessary medications during pregnancy. Because pregnancy-related acne isn't a serious health problem, you might choose to hang in there and just tolerate it for now.
On the other hand, it's important to consider how acne can contribute to feelings of depression and low self-esteem. And, with your changing body and increasing hormones, you might already be battling these problems. There's no need to compound the issue by leaving your acne untreated.
Completely clearing your skin of acne may be an unrealistic goal. However, there are safe and effective treatment options available that can help improve your skin's appearance. Just be sure to talk to your healthcare provider before trying any acne medication, even over-the-counter ones. With your healthcare provider's assistance, you can find the safest and most effective acne treatment for your pregnant skin.