When you are pregnant, your hormone levels tend to get wacky, especially during your first trimester as your body is adjusting to all the newness going on in your womb, which tends to heighten your chances of acne during pregnancy. As someone who’s suffered from acne problems well into adulthood, even without being pregnant, I’m always on the lookout for new products to help tame breakouts. Here are 10 stellar natural acne products I’ve found to use during pregnancy.
Belli's Anti-Blemish Facial Wash is free of salicylic acid, and benzoyl peroixide, and doubles to exfoliate your skin. It contains lemon peel, a green tea extract and cucumber, to not only fight bacteria, but to also provide your skin with antioxidants.
Burt's Bees Acne Solutions Lotion is a perfect lightweight moisturizer, proven to control your oily skin and fight blemishes. It contains Willow Bark Extract, where salicylic acid is derived from naturally.
The Body Shop has a slew of products all containing the potent Tea Tree Oil to reduce and fight off blemishes. This foaming cleanser is great to remove make-up at the end of the day and prevent future breakouts.
Burt's Bees Natural Acne Scrub helps to exfoliate dead skin to shrink your pores, without over-drying your skin. This product also contains Willow Bark Extract, where salicylic acid is found naturally. It also helps to fight off future breakouts.
To go completely natural, dab a little Tea Tree Oil on your skin with a q-tip, and watch your blemishes melt away. You can find a small bottle of Kis Oils 100% pure Tea Tree Oil super cheap online! Pro-Tip: Tea Tree Oil is very potent, so use a tiny amount at first and adjust as you go.
Cetaphil's Gentle Skin Cleanser has very few ingredients and is recommended by dermatologists for people with all sorts of skin problems as it's technically not a soap. Bonus points for being fragrance free to help with those first trimester aversions!