ARGHHHH!!! Attack of oil, which is apparently quite common during the first trimester due to increased levels of progesterone. Hoping this subsides in the second trimester when estrogen levels increase. At the moment I am managing it and it has not led to any serious outbreaks, just look like a greasy mess. I use Liz Earle cleanser and toner, followed by Panoxyl 5 and then Liz Earle moisturiser for oily skin. Before I put makeup on I use an oil freem mattifying primer and the Bare Minerals make up. I am convinced that this routine has prevented me from getting more severe outbreaks. I have to top up about every 3 - 4 hours on the bare minerals powder to prevent shine and if it's a humid day, then it seems to be every hour or so. I am going to the doc soon, to get the pregnancy confirmed and I will ask her what treatment I can get to help with any blemishes whilst pregnant, I think that topical erythromycin and clindamicn are considered safe, so I may try to get some of that.
If anyone has any advice, I'd been very grateful. Thanks x