Pregnancy may be a big step into the real adult world, but it does sometimes manage to bring back teenage memories. You thought you were done with zits when you graduated didn’t you? Well, with pregnancy several expectant mothers have to face that challenge all over again and in some cases for the very first time.
Just like when you were a teenager, pregnancy acne is the result of your raging hormones, more specifically your increased progesterone levels. These hormonal changes make your pores bigger and produce more of your skin’s natural oils, which means acne!
Pregnancy acne can be very mild, moderate or even severe. It varies from woman to woman and there’s no telling who will experience what degree of pregnancy acne. It can sometimes come and go during your pregnancy or persist throughout the duration of your pregnancy.
Don’t worry though, because there are some steps you can take to avoid and relieve pregnancy acne.