Treatments For Acne During Pregnancy

Ruth asks…

what are some Natural products good for skin?

What are some natural products/ingredients that can help clear up acne?

admin answers:

I did some research and talked to my doctor to find the most common causes of acne.

• Hormones: The number one cause of acne is the production of sex hormones, known as androgen, that begins at puberty. This is why majority of acne sufferers are adolescents and teens. Hormones are responsible for then acne flare-ups during menstruation and pregnancy.

• When the sebaceous gland is stimulated by androgens, it produces extra sebum. In its journey up the follicle toward the surface, the sebum mixes with common skin bacteria and dead skin cells that have been shed from the lining of the follicle. While this process is normal, the presence of extra sebum in the follicle increases the chances of clogging — and acne.

• Stress: can also cause the production of hormones, such as cortisol, which can aggravate acne. Stress brings upon different hormone levels. With hormone changes the body prompts the skins oil glands to enlarge, secreting more oil. Which causes white heads, black heads and pimples.

• Oily or heavy make up: Heavy make-up clogs the pores and oily make-ups add more oil, which only adds to the problem if oily skin already exists. Cosmetics, especially certain moisturizers, foundations and pomades contain lanolin, petrolatum, vegetable oils, butyl stearate, lauryl alcohol and oleic acid.

• Certain medications and steroids: Vitamins are good for your body, But an excess of vitamins B1, B6 and B12 can cause acne flare-ups. These vitamins are good for the skin, but avoid overuse.

• Diets: For some people, a diet that is high in refined carbohydrates and sugars can actually aggravate their acne.

• Over abrasive cleansing: Harsh exfoliators can damage skin and spread infections.

• Picking and squeezing: This can actually send the infection deeper into the skin and can cause scarring.

• Environmental irritants: such as high humidity and pollution. High humidity actually causes swelling of skin. Pollution is of course is a big cause for clogging your pores.

• Genes: Family members who are also acne sufferers. Acne is inherited and severe cases known as cystic acne usually come from heredity.

And..,

What the skin needs is a product that clears pores and kills bacteria, thus preventing hair follicles from clogging and turning into acne. This is what you should be looking for if you want to get rid of those ugly acne.

Before trying any treatment, I suggest you read this informational source that listed the most effective acne treatments available:

http://www.17acnetreatments.com

P.S. I also know someone who used to suffer from severe acne for 14 YEARS and finally got rid of it completely. She’s sharing her story at her site:

http://www.my-acne-solution.com/clicks/clickthrough.html?a=150901

Maybe you could learn from her inspirational story.

Good luck.

Robert asks…

my baby has infant acne, why do babies have it? how do i get rid of it?

does anyone have any home remedies for it?

admin answers:

LEAVE IT ALONE!

There are two causes of infant acne-

The most comon is the hormones you released during the end of your pregnancy and labor. It takes a few months for the baby to regulate its own hormones, and until then it still is effected by yours. Causing acne.

The second, and less common, is an allergy to detergent, or milk. If you’re breast feeding do it exclusively, or suppliment with a soy formula, and cut dairy out of your diet for a couple weeks. See if it doesnt clear up.

If you bottle feed, switch to soy for a week or so and see if it helps clear it up.

Just keep the skin clean and dry, dont scrub it, pop them, or try to put lotion or treatments on. LEAVE IT ALONE.

You’ll end up with scars and other issues.

Lizzie asks…

Which birth control pills stop your period?

Which birth control pills are the best, and have health benefits other than preventing pregnancy?
Which pills stop your period, or lessen your period?
Thanks!

admin answers:

Lets get some balance here;
The combined pill is a very safe drug, it has been tested more than almost any other drug manufactired, and the risks now are much less than the older style pills, because the oestrogen dose is much lower.
The combined pill will definately regulate your periods, and usually make them shorter and lighter.
It also has other health benefits

The birth control pill is very safe and has only a few minor side effects. The pill also has lots of health benefits for teens such as:

regulation of menstrual periods
decrease in menstrual cramps
treatment for acne
treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
lowers risk of anemia
lowers risk for some cancers
protects against Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
lowers risk of pregnancy outside of the uterus
Does the birth control pill cause cancer?

The truth is that the Pill actually protects against cancer of the ovaries and cancer of the lining of the uterus. A woman is half as likely to get cancer of the uterus or ovaries if she takes the pill. Most experts believe that taking the pill does not cause any increased risk of getting breast cancer. Even girls with a family history of breast cancer can take the pill.

Does the birth control pill cause birth defects?

The Pill does not cause birth defects or affect the health of future children that your daughter may have.

Does the birth control pill cause heart attacks, strokes, or blood clots?

There is no increase in the risk of heart attack or stroke in healthy women who take the birth control pill and don’t smoke. If your daughter is a smoker, encourage her to quit smoking. She can still take the pill if she smokes, but if she quits smoking, she’ll be healthier for life.

There is a very slight risk of developing blood clots in the legs, but much less than the risk during pregnancy. Among women who do not take the pill, 5 per 100,000 women per year develop blood clots. Among women who do take the pill, the risk slightly increases to 15-20 per 100,000 women per year. For women who are pregnant, the risk of developing blood clots is 60 per 100,000 women per year. So you may be surprised to learn that having a child is twice as dangerous as using the birth control pill. Make sure you let your daughter know if any of her blood relatives have had blood clots, especially when they were young (in their 20s, 30s, or 40s). If she is on an airplane flight, remind her to get up and walk around and drinks lots of fluids to lessen the risk of blood clots. If she is having surgery and will be immobilized and at bedrest for a time, talk to her health care provider about going off the pill before the surgery.

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