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    Argh please any advise!! I'm currently 11 weeks and my skin is horrendous and it's really getting me down.

    I seem to be getting the worst breakouts on my forehead and around my eyebrows, around my jawline and on my chest.

    I know it's mostly hormonal but I just hate it and it makes me feel like cr@p!! So any advise on natural, pregnancy safe remedies that have worked for you? I currently cleanse, tone & moisturise with Natural Instincts range of a night time and then wash my face with water and use a face wipe and moisturise in the morning.

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    I'm prone to these sorts of break outs and the only thing that really helps is a clean diet. Dairy, anything sugary or fatty, really needs to be avoided. Eat heaps of vegies and fruit, especially greens.


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    Totally feeling your pain! Ive just hit 20 wks and my skin is starting to improve but I also just started using the MooGoo range of products so it could be because of that...

    Either way, try and remember that it will most likely improve in the next couple of months or soon after the baby is born. =)

    Your doctor can also give you a prescription for a topical cream that is pregnancy safe if you are really feeling sick of it!

    Good luck! And if you find a miracle cure, let me know too! =P

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    Alannahjade a miracle cure would be great right! Alas it seems that I'm not going to be one of those glowing pregnant women.

    Harvestmoon thank you and I totally agree with the clean eating. I'm so trying to eat as healthy as possible but I've had a bit of nausea so some days all I can stomach is cheese and bikkies or toast or fruit juice (which I never drink but can't seem to get enough of), all the things that I shouldn't be eating. Hopefully I'll start feeling better and my eating will be better.

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    There's things you could do topically, but the question is really whether or not you want to bother. It MAY change and improve during the course of your pregnancy... you might find in a few weeks it's fine, and if you buy new things, you've wasted that money because you should really only use products that are relevant to your CURRENT skin concerns... if it changes, you stop using the product.

    Most things will be safe for pregnancy though, it's Vitamin A (in its various forms) that you'll want to avoid. Are you exfoliating at all? That might help.

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    My skin has been horrendous too! My naturopath put me on zinc/vitamin C powder twice daily + fish oil. Apparently the forming the placenta takes a lot of zinc which is also what skin needs to repair itself. I also love ella bache & their treatments are all super gentle. I have found the combo of supplements + a few treatments to really help although I'm 20 weeks now so it could just be calming down by itself!

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    Also don't exfoliate while you have breakouts it just spreads the bacteria around

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosey82 View Post
    Also don't exfoliate while you have breakouts it just spreads the bacteria around
    This is only true if you break the top off of anything. Very pustular acne that opens/weeps/bleeds will spread the infection. If it's not likely to *pop* anything, then it's fine. You can always use an enzymatic exfoliation to avoid busting the top off of anything too...


 

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