Consultant Dermatologist Dr Alexis Granite has been featured in HELLO! magazine talking about pregnancy acne.
Mostly occurring in the in the 1st and 2nd trimesters, up to 50% of women experience pregnancy acne. This is partly caused by elevated circulating hormones called androgens which may cause an increase in sebum production, making the skin more susceptible to congestion, inflammation and bacteria.
“Unfortunately, those with a history of acne, especially hormonal acne, are at higher risk of developing acne while pregnant,” says Dr Granite.
Pregnant women are somewhat limited in their treatment options for acne, but there are still a variety of products that can be used to help manage and improve the symptoms. Skincare routines, spot treatments and lifestyle changes can all help in combatting pregnancy acne as well as clinic treatments such as Blue LED light.
Before making dramatic changes to your routine, it’s important to consult a dermatologist who can advise on the best treatments, procedures and lifestyle changes to improve the health and appearance of the skin.