Treatments For Acne During Pregnancy

Susan asks…

How long does it take for the pill to affect your acne?

I had mild acne because of really bad water where I lived. Then I moved, used my regular stuff, and my acne went away.

Then I started taking the pill. This is the second pill I’ve tried. I have the worst acne now I have ever had in my entire life. I am 26.

I am half way through my third pack of pills. Is this not going to change? Should I find another pill or give this one another month or two. It is pretty horrible. I would almost rather just use condoms at this point.

admin answers:

Hi Limin, i hope this answers your question,
A major factor in the appearance of acne is abnormal hormone levels, which usually occurs during puberty. For women the level of testosterone, known as the male hormone, rise during the menstrual cycle, that may lead to acne out breaks, due to the fact that the subcutaneous gland producing more oil at this time. Hormone levels can also alter during pregnancy and menopause, making acne out breaks common.

When symptoms are noticeable medical care is recommended, in order to prevent scarring, that can last a life time, that can occur from chronic acne. Once a dermatologist has diagnosed the skin condition, an individual treatment series can begin. This can include lotions, cleansers, laser therapy, photodynamic therapy or acne pills.

The acne pill is actually the birth control pill, but has been shown to be effective some times, to correct hormone levels. Everyone has both male and female hormones, excessive testosterone levels, the male hormone, as well as the androgens, cause the sebaceous glands to go into over production, leading to acne out breaks. The acne pill, which are synthetic forms of estrogen and progestin can help level out these hormone levels, and have been shown to stop the ovaries from producing excess testosterone, and reinstating normal male and female hormone levels.

The effects of the acne pill will not be seen immediately after beginning this treatment, and in some cases acne can get worse before getting better. As soon as the acne pill starts to equate hormone levels out the benefits will be able to be seen. Some times one acne pill will not work, and actually cause more problems, so another acne pill needs to be tried. There are different types of acne pills for the different hormonal levels of different people.

People who suffer from chronic acne need to understand that the acne pill is a temporary cure, and in most cases, when the medication is stopped the acne will return. In some cases the acne can be far more serious after the acne pill is not being taken.

Donna asks…

What is the best way to lighten acne scars with home remedies?

I have a lot of acne scars between my eyebrows and really don’t like it & In case it matters i have brown skin. What is the best way to make them go away or at least lighten them with home remedies?

admin answers:

Acne is a skin condition that occurs due to the overproduction of oil by the oil glands of the skin. It is often recognized by the inflammation in the skin. Acne skin condition usually occurs during adolescence. Most of the people get it at some point during their life time. There are number of natural tips to cure acne. Acne can occur due to several factors which include heredity, hormonal changes related to pregnancy. Dermatologists will help you in the treatment for curing acne. By trying to cure acne with natural remedies we can avoid the side effects that might occur as a result of consuming pills.
There are many tips to cure acne. These tips have no side effects and are always safe.
1.It is always good to consume plenty of water which will have a great and tremendous effect not only on your body but also on your skin.
2.Your body becomes dehydrated when you sleep therefore it is good to consume water before you go to sleep at night.
3.Fruit juices will help you in curing acne. Another great drink is the green tea which contains antioxidants that fight acne causing bacteria.
4.To cure acne green leafy vegetables can be consumed. This helps to freshen up the body.
5.Vitamin E is always essential for the skin since it guards the skin from acne.
6.Keeping your mind calm without stress can also help you to get rid of acne.
7.Before bathing apply a mixture of rose water, honey and tomato pulp on your face and allow it be there for twenty to twenty five minutes before washing it.
8.Regular yoga will also help you stay healthy and maintain a good skin.
9.Try to reduce heavy make up. Always try to go for natural products.
10.Try to keep your hair away from your face and avoid pricking at pimples.

Paul asks…

What are good websites with acne advice?

I’ve suffered from random breakouts for a long time now and I’ve tried about every acne cleanser around. Neutrogena has worked as the best. Proactive is crap. I don’t know what else to try, so I’ve resorted to looking for websites with information on health and acne.

So what websites should I check out for the information I need?

Best answer chosen personally.

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.


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:

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:

Maybe you could learn from her inspirational story.

Good luck.

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