Acne Remedies During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, one out of every two women could develop acne that could be severe.

Pregnancy miracle review shows that increased hormones raise the production of natural oils in the skin during the first trimester. The increased skin oil production contributes to acne.

Those with a history of acne especially when the conditions flares up during the menstrual cycle are more likely to develop acne during pregnancy.

The association between taking over-the-counter or prescription medication during pregnancy and the risk of birth defects creates an unacceptable risk for expecting a mother who treasures the miracle of childbirth.

Generally speaking the medication a pregnant woman can take under the strict supervision of a health care professional is limited to what is necessary for the health of the mother and the baby.

Even if a medication may not have had any previous negative side effects, it does not guarantee safety.

Avoiding medication is so critical that it begins when a woman is planning to become pregnant.

Even chemical spot treatments carry risk.

Drug-free home remedies may offer some benefits. Emphasis is on may since even home remedies may carry some complications. The most common is allergy related.

Talking with your health care professional is not an advice limited to drugs, it also applies to other steps that may not seem related to drugs and medication on the surface.

Below is a short list of high-risk treatments:

  • Isotretinoin
  • Hormone therapy estrogen, anti-androgens flutamide, and spironolactone.
  • Oral tetracyclines astetracycline, doxycycline and minocycline,
  • Topical retinoids, adapalene (Differin), tazarotene (Tazorac) and tretinoin (Retin-A).

Some experts include any compound containing salicylic acid.