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Skin Tips 9 months ago

Hormonal Acne

I’ve had really bad hormonal acne with this pregnancy.

For the longest time, I had a hunch that baby #2 was going to be a boy because this pregnancy has had so many more side-effects than when I was pregnant with Chloe. After dealing with it for a couple of months, I’ve finally been able to get it under control! Keep scrolling to discover the products that are keeping my skin under control!

Of course, if you are pregnant, there are certain products that you should avoid such as retinol and certain acne fighting products like Benzoyl Peroxide.

If you’re pregnant like I am and are having some of the same hormone-related issues, the best tip I can give is to try to stick to as many natural products as you can. If you feel like you need to use more heavy-duty products, only apply them to the affected areas, kind of like a spot treatment!

I’ve done a lot of research about these products so I feel really confident using them throughout my pregnancy and beyond. I also encourage you to do your own research and find out what products work best for you and your body!

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CLEANSERS

Superfood Cleanser 

This cleanser is from a new brand I discovered not too long ago called Youth to the People. It’s a vegan brand which I love and this cleanser is made with tons of superfoods like kale and spinach! My skin naturally gets pretty congested, so a good cleanser is very important to me. This one gets the job done and smells delicious!

Daily Foaming Cleanser

This foaming cleanser from Kate Somerville is used on the days when my skin is feeling extra congested or if I see some breakouts forming. It’s made with sulfur so it seriously clears out your pores and refreshes your face. Plus, it’s pink!

OILS

Radiant Eye Oil

This roll-on eye oil from Kora Organics is fantastic! As you guys might know, I have the tendency to get pretty dark under eye circles so I’m extra conscious of making sure to take care of my eyes! This oil is very soothing, organic, and the coolest part is that the roller ball applicator is actually a rose quartz which is known to soothe and heal.

Luxe Face Oil 

This oil is super luxe, nourishing and natural so I like to slather it all over my face! It’s made with a ton of amazing ingredients like avocado oil which is fantastic for fighting acne-causing bacteria and buriti oil which moisturizes and heals dry skin!

Ultra-Clarifying Acne Treatment Oil

So I use this acne treatment as a spot treatment oil only. Pre-pregnancy, I would normally put this all over my face but since it has a lot of active chemicals, I use it very sparingly. I’ll just gently pat it directly over my blemishes and use it only when needed!

MOISTURIZER

Cell Renewal Night Cream

So when it comes to moisturizers, I want to be careful to not further congest my skin and cause any more irritation! So when I found this night cream/moisturizer from Caudalie, I was so excited. I wanted something mild yet hydrating, rich but not heavy and this checked all the boxes!

TONER

Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner

This toner smells SO amazing- just like a rose garden. This is one of the products in my routine that I make sure to put all over my face and continue to buy once it runs out. I use a cotton pad like this one and after gently applying the toner, I peel apart the layers of the cotton pad to make an impromptu sheet mask!

Have you guys had hormonal acne before? What do you do to treat it? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments below! 

PS: I uploaded a video about my hormonal acne on my YouTube channel! Click here to watch it or check it out below!

Photography by Karla Ticas

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