Acne Treatment During Pregnancy
If you are researching safe acne treatment during pregnancy options, understanding what is going on with a pregnant woman’s complexion is an important factor. The idea that many women can look particularly ravishing during pregnancy is not entirely an old wives’ tale. Your friends, family and often even complete strangers will comment on your new skin complexion, i.e. your pregnancy glow. You may never even have noticed a change. The pregnancy glow is not a miracle but rather a direct result of changes that are occurring in your body due to the baby that is developing inside of you.
During pregnancy your body produces 50% more blood then average. This increase in blood circulation through your body often results in your skin appearing brighter and cheeks rosier. Another factor that contributes to this change in complexion is due to hormonal changes that cause your oil glands to produce more oil thus leaving your face appearing shinier.
What Can Trigger Pregnancy Acne?
Unfortunately, this change in hormone levels and increase of oil production can often result in the unwelcome and very aggravating change of breakouts. While the skin problems during pregnancy is rarely as severe as that of adolescence, you may need to return to your teenage ritual of washing your face often. Fortunately, pregnancy is much shorter than adolescence and therefore the unsightly bumps and pimples will subside shortly after delivery.
Regimen for Acne Treatment While Pregnant
In order to prevent breakouts and acne during pregnancy, it is important to follow a regimen. We recommend washing your face often. However, please do not return to using the same cleansing products of your adolescence. Stay away from medicated blemish creams due to the fact that many contain harmful substances that may increase the risk of birth defects. We want you to avoid abrasive scrubs or exfoliants as well – pregnant skin is far too sensitive for these treatment options.
Pregnancy Conscious Skin Care Products:
Amalou Skin® was founded by moms who experienced skin issues like acne and melasma during pregnancy. They couldn’t find maternity safe acne treatment products when they most needed them, so decided to do something about it. Along the way, they gained a heightened awareness of ingredient-safety. We put that knowledge into action with a team of experts who helped the moms create Amalou Skin. The products help women look and feel more beautiful, pregnant or not.
When used together, our pregnancy safe products compose an effective skin-clearing regimen. The best part is – you will not find any of the usual acne or melasma-fighting ingredients contra-indicated during pregnancy. Many facial care products do contain ingredients best to avoid during pregnancy.
Amalou Skin contains no benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, retinoids, hydroquonine, parabens, phlalates, sulfates, or fragrance. Instead, we include all-natural ingredients in a full line of products designed to help keep your skin clean and hydrated. Some of our customers even report a reduction in the appearance of blemishes, discoloration and breakouts.
Our products contain azelaic acid which may help reduce the appearance of discoloration that comes with melasma. The best way to prevent worsening of your condition includes sun avoidance and wearing sunscreen religiously. Putting on a hat when you are outdoors is also good practice.
Our line contains four (4) pregnancy conscious products:
REVEAL Exfoliating Face Wash, with tea tree oil, chamomile and azelaic acid
PRIME Detoxifying Tonic, which is Alcohol-free with natural antiseptics, antioxidants and azelaic acid
GLOW Balancing Moisturizer, with peptides, tea tree oil and azelaic acid
RESTORE Night Treatment, with azelaic acid and hydrogen peroxide
Our pregnancy acne treatment products were developed with the help of industry experts including cosmetic chemists, dermatologist & OBGYNs.
We also observed independent environmental and consumer advocacy groups to help us select the best combination of ingredients for pregnancy. Our products have been clinically tested in an independent, FDA registered laboratory for industry-standard tests. All are dermatologist and allergy tested and are safe for sensitive skin.