I have had problems with acne since the young age of 8. Since going gluten/soy free, however, my face cleared up. The only times I would break out were when I did have gluten or soy. So, because of this, I have freaked out a little when my pregnancy has caused me to break out quite a bit in the past week or so. I kept thinking if I had gluten or soy then it was a problem for the baby, because a symptom of celiac is miscarriage. I think, however, in this case, it’s simply the change in crazy hormones.
Many of you probably know that during pregnancy, acne medications/harsh chemicals are discouraged and prohibited. I haven’t wanted to go the benzoyl peroxide route, so here’s what I’ve done that seems to be helping so far:
- Washing my face only at night. I have the blessed position to not have to wear make up every day, so in the past few days, I’ve just washed before bedtime. This seems to be helping control the break outs.
- Use tea tree oil. This is easy to get in Australia. You can buy it at any grocery store. I’m not sure, though, where you can buy it in the U.S. (or other countries). Sorry! Maybe check a health food shop or a whole foods type market? Anyway, tea tree oil is an excellent solution to acne. In fact, it’s one of the best things you can use. I spot treat each blemish after cleansing each night. With out fail, the blemish is magically smaller the next morning.
- Drink lots of water.
Do you ladies have any tips to add to this list? Hope this helps!