Pregnancy may bring abundant joy in a woman’s life, but along with it, there are also numerous physical complications. Acne is one such problem that could actually drive a woman crazy.
During pregnancy a woman faces a high level of hormonal changes and this could prove to be very problematic to people who have skin that is prone to acne outburst. Sometimes the acne occurrence during pregnancy could be so severe that a woman feels completely depressed.
Another major problem is that during pregnancy women cannot even take medicines that are meant to treat acne, as that could cause harm to the fetus. Majority of pills available for acne treatment are not meant for pregnant women, therefore one has to stick to topical treatment. If it works then you’re lucky, if not you would have to stick with the acne problem until the pregnancy is done and over with.
Over the counter medications are also not suitable for pregnant women. Proactive being one of those medication that is not only harmful for the fetus but also has a long term negative effect on the skin.
The best acne treatment during pregnancy is both through holistic or home remedies and also by having a focused diet. Diet plays a vital role in controlling acne during pregnancy. Eat as much anti-oxidants foods as you can, which is mostly found in salmon, green vegetables, olives, berries, strawberries, olive oil etc. This will not only keep your skin looking good, but it will also be a good healthy diet for the baby.
Home remedies are one safe mode of treating acne during pregnancy. Though the results could be slow, it surely is helpful if done consistently. Various vegetables such as cucumber, tomato etc can be made into paste and applied on the face. You can even use honey, turmeric, neem leaves, toothpaste and the numerous other acne control home remedies that can easily be found on the internet. They are safe and have no side effects on the skin.