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Tban0117

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In Topic: Post Pregnancy Acne

15 July 2014 - 04:57 AM

Hello! Congratulations on your baby! Sorry you're dealing with acne. How was your skin during pregnancy and before pregnancy? Our hormones get very out of whack after delivery. Even a few months afterwards. Are you breastfeeding? If not, are you using any medications? I also had a baby 8 months ago. I use the regimen and used it while pregnant. I think it's one thing that helps keep my acne away. I'm also breastfeeding. I still breakout quite a bit only when my period comes. I have the painful red, medium in size papules. This last cycle I don't know if it was the new makeup I tried (face broke out the day after I began using it) but I ended up with 6 effin zits. I know I'm getting one when I get an itchy sensation in the area. Anyway, I'm an esthetician and am very in to skin care, especially hormonal and pregnant women. I know the feeling. I've been through it all. Hope to chat with you. Keep your head up Hun.

In Topic: Dry Eyelids?

07 October 2013 - 05:46 AM

So I experienced this as well. Basically I realized that after bp has dried and i put on my moisturizer, any and i mean any residue that might get around that area will be itchy and burn one day then scaly and dry the next. Just be careful after applying anything once bp is on  your skin

In Topic: Getting Pregnant - What Can I Do For My Hormonal Acne?

10 August 2013 - 12:00 AM

I completely sympathize with your fears of going off birth control and getting pregnant. I was so anxious over it but wasn't going to let fear of acne stop me from having a child. I went off and got pregnant a couple of months later (lucky it happened fast). No breakouts during that time. The first trimester my back broke out (new for me) and I had a little bit of facial acne but nothing out of the norm (one cyst that turned into a nightmare but that's another story).
Glad you're skin is staying clear too!!! I'm doing my version of "the regimen" while pregnant too. I use a few differnt things to clean with but treat with BP. It's not at all a finger length. Like a pea size only on my cheeks. I was actually just dabbing in on my cheeks at night for the longest without rubbing it in. I guess kind of leavin it clumpy looking. It was really just wasting product but now that I run it in nicely I get good results. Still don't know if my hormones are keeping things at bay or it's just my skin being my skin. Hopefully I outgrow acne soon! I'm frikkin 35 already!
Congrats on your pregnancy girl!!!
I'm now at 25 weeks and have the best skin I've had in years (aside from a scar from said nightmare cyst - which makes me hate it even more). I have no idea what will happen post-pregnancy but just wanted to say that pregnancy hormones aren't necessarily bad. For some hormonal acne it can actually help.

Edited to add: I've stayed on the acne.org regimen throughout pregnancy.


In Topic: Getting Pregnant - What Can I Do For My Hormonal Acne?

09 August 2013 - 11:42 PM


Than its good to hear you stayed pretty clear in your second pregnancy. I have scarring from my first pregnancy I am now trying to deal with. I am also trying to come to terms with my daughter being an only child because I cannot go through that again. I am very heartbroken about this. Just another thing acne and scarring has taken from me.


Yea thank god my skin is clear as hell for the most part. I was terrified of getting pregnant again and thought for a few years after my son was born that he may just be an only child. In my heart I was like yea right! I took my chances and was prepared for the worst and I'm glad I took the chance. I believe being off of birth control is the #1 reason it's stayed clear. There weren't any synthetic hormones in my body for about 6 years. Again, we are all different though. I have minor scars too... I'll never have the skin I had Pre marriage and motherhood but it's looking awesome now and I can't complain. I have my boys to look forward to... I hope you find something that helps you. I totally feel your pain and your fear. Good luck with everything. Don't hesitate to inbox me if you ever have questions

In Topic: Getting Pregnant - What Can I Do For My Hormonal Acne?

08 August 2013 - 11:56 PM

Hey ladies! Here's my two cents.
I'm currently 7 months pregnant. Took me almost 6 years to get the courage to have another baby because I the awful, traumatic experience I had with my first. Yes, got off BC after 7-9 years straight (I can't remember the exact # of years anymore, sorry) yes, went from crystal clear to war zone in a matter of weeks. I had acne the entire pregnancy. It was painful pustular and papular acne...inflamed and red as hell. I saw a derm at 7 months finally because it was so painful and I was very depressed. I did take erythromycin which kind of helped but at that point my hormones were all leveling out and I was going to deliver in 2 months. So what really helped I didn't know. I used purpose soap and pure aloe gel.
Fast forward to 2013... Been off birth control since 2007, changed diet and regimen in 2009 stayed clear. Got pregnant in February terrified but fully armed and prepped for another possible battle. I'm now a licensed esthetician. My passion is helping others with acne and or skin issues.
Most of us pregnant women, especially first timers, are paranoid about everything. I've been there done that. This time around I've played around with (but never at the same time) and experimented with BP/mandelic-glycolic-lactic or salicylic acid. All are safe and approved by OB.
I've done microdermabrasion once with nice results only when I had no actives. My derm said I can use Retin-a if I want but naaaah. My skin is clear. It had a few minor breakouts in the first few weeks. Stayed clear with my regimen after that. Then at 18-25 weeks I had a burst of hormones (normal during these weeks) and began breaking out. Changed my diet and realized my ensure drinks were causing more breakouts. Stopped those and been fine since. I do get facials monthly to clear clogged pores.
Pregnancy isn't always mean the second time around. I feel pretty lucky this time. I'm happy and glowing without all the zits.
My biggest suggestion is to stay away from BCP's. Especially if you're planning children. Most clients I've seen that used BCP and got off to start trying, had that same severe breakout I went through after going off. It's not going to happen to everyone but most go through it.
Eliminate dairy and soy If you can for at least 3 weeks to see if the breakouts stop. Some people like me are more sensitive to those things. It's always good to try out.
Don't Forget to follow our daily regimen everyday. When you get lazy, acne comes back and you start all over. Not worth the pain.
This is so long and.. Weelllpp

Hey ladies! Here's my two cents.
I'm currently 7 months pregnant. Took me almost 6 years to get the courage to have another baby because I the awful, traumatic experience I had with my first. Yes, got off BC after 7-9 years straight (I can't remember the exact # of years anymore, sorry) yes, went from crystal clear to war zone in a matter of weeks. I had acne the entire pregnancy. It was painful pustular and papular acne...inflamed and red as hell. I saw a derm at 7 months finally because it was so painful and I was very depressed. I did take erythromycin which kind of helped but at that point my hormones were all leveling out and I was going to deliver in 2 months. So what really helped I didn't know. I used purpose soap and pure aloe gel.
Fast forward to 2013... Been off birth control since 2007, changed diet and regimen in 2009 stayed clear. Got pregnant in February terrified but fully armed and prepped for another possible battle. I'm now a licensed esthetician. My passion is helping others with acne and or skin issues.
Most of us pregnant women, especially first timers, are paranoid about everything. I've been there done that. This time around I've played around with (but never at the same time) and experimented with BP/mandelic-glycolic-lactic or salicylic acid. All are safe and approved by OB.
I've done microdermabrasion once with nice results only when I had no actives. My derm said I can use Retin-a if I want but naaaah. My skin is clear. It had a few minor breakouts in the first few weeks. Stayed clear with my regimen after that. Then at 18-25 weeks I had a burst of hormones (normal during these weeks) and began breaking out. Changed my diet and realized my ensure drinks were causing more breakouts. Stopped those and been fine since. I do get facials monthly to clear clogged pores.
Pregnancy isn't always mean the second time around. I feel pretty lucky this time. I'm happy and glowing without all the zits.
My biggest suggestion is to stay away from BCP's. Especially if you're planning children. Most clients I've seen that used BCP and got off to start trying, had that same severe breakout I went through after going off. It's not going to happen to everyone but most go through it.
Eliminate dairy and soy If you can for at least 3 weeks to see if the breakouts stop. Some people like me are more sensitive to those things. It's always good to try out.
Don't Forget to follow our daily regimen everyday. When you get lazy, acne comes back and you start all over. Not worth the pain.
This is so long and.. Weelllpp sorry lol. I just know how it feels and hate knowing and or seein anyone having to go through this. Whatever you decide though good luck. Pregnancy is only 9months. It's the most beautiful experience. Acne or no acne, enjoy it and remember it will go away eventually but you'll have a new life that YOU created in your arms forever after that!!