Four months ago, I listed some of the natural ways I had researched to prevent and heal pregnancy acne. You can find that post here. Since then I’ve tried all of those ways, and I wanted to share my results! So today we have my full pregnancy beauty routine! When I searched for pregnancy acne, I couldn’t find much that helped. My goal here is to help future pregnant ladies find a way that might work for them. Having acne doesn’t mean a thing for our beauty, but it’s still frustrating, right ladies?! Dealing with it during pregnancy, is just one more thing we shouldn’t have to deal with.
The first way I tried was a honey and cinnamon exfoliater, which I love and am still using. The 2nd way was a lemon juice toner, which I also love and am still using. So with 2 out of 3 going well, I decided to try the final one – aloe vera. I didn’t keep up with the aloe vera. It didn’t make it worse, but it didn’t make it better. I didn’t want to completely change my routine – just add some natural products that would help with the major hormonal acne I had in the first trimester. Here’s my current pregnancy beauty routine!
In the morning:
I wet my face with cold water, apply lemon juice toner on acne, and gently tap in eye cream. Foundation is an important step as it protects your face during the day. So even when I don’t wear makeup I apply a tinted moisturizer before I brush my teeth. Brushing your teeth is also important because your teeth and gums become more sensitive during pregnancy.
In the evening:
I use a cleanser or wipe/makeup remover before applying the lemon juice toner again, if I have a bad breakout I do go ahead and use an acne treatment cream. Those aren’t recommend during pregnancy because of salicylic acid, but my doctor says it’s ok since it’s something I used regularly before pregnancy ( I still only use it RARELY). Then I gently tap in my eye cream and moisturizer before I floss, brush my teeth, and rinse with an alcohol free Listerine (in that order per my dentist). I also apply a belly butter, lotion on my legs (dry skin is major during pregnancy), and take my pre natal vitamin before bed.
Bi-weekly, I use the honey and cinnamon exfoliator and once a week I still use my favorite tea tree oil mask. Here’s a picture of that side of my face from this weekend (no filter, no makeup – just leftover stubborn mascara). There are a few red spots from scarring – don’t pick your face! But mostly it’s all clear 🙂 That makes for one happy pregnant lady!