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April 8th, 2013, 11:32 AM
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Are any of you experiencing this so-called "pregnancy glow" yet? Because I sure am NOT! Haha, I am starting to think that it is a myth....or maybe I'm just not meant to have it

Every morning I wake up and I have a new facial pimple. Anyone else experiencing this? Any tips?

I already make sure to take my make-up off every night and use a daily facial cleanser with no perfumes. I'm very picky about what I put on my face anyway just because of sensitive skin issues.
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April 8th, 2013, 12:04 PM
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The only time anyone says I have the glow is when I have a few minutes extra to spend on my makeup! Little do they know what's underneath there (zits and large pores)!

I'm containing all of this by using cleanser and a toner every day, mask 3 times a week, then of course good concealer and foundation.
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April 8th, 2013, 12:07 PM
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if by glow you mean I look flushed like I've had a night out drinking or ran a quick dash, then yes I have it

My skin has been awful this pregnancy too - I've just tried to keep cleansing & using my usual skin care routine, but nothing seems to be helping.
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April 8th, 2013, 12:08 PM
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If by pregnancy glow, you mean reddened cheeks and acne like a 13 year old then yep, I've got it!

No tips here. Hormones are a b!+ch.
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April 8th, 2013, 12:16 PM
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nope!
I feel I look awful. Dry red face, pimples dry hair and more! sucks
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April 8th, 2013, 12:17 PM
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The further I get from the first trimester the better my skin is becoming. Maybe the glow is just around the corner?
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April 8th, 2013, 12:20 PM
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It's a myth. Like unicorns and husbands who say things like "of course I'd love to have brunch with your mother!". Lol.

My skin has decided it doesn't like make-up at all. I kind of glow if I have time to properly apply my make-up, but since my skin will then immediately break out, I've taken it as an excuse not to wear it at all most days.
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April 8th, 2013, 12:20 PM
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It's a myth. Like unicorns and husbands who say things like "of course I'd love to have brunch with your mother!". Lol.

My skin has decided it doesn't like make-up at all. I kind of glow if I have time to properly apply my make-up, but since my skin will then immediately break out, I've taken it as an excuse not to wear it at all most days.
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April 8th, 2013, 12:20 PM
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I keep hoping that it will get better but so far I've had no luck.

My pimples come in little clusters....right on my cheeks. Right now, I have about 6 or 7 on my right cheek and I have two that just popped up this morning on my left cheek.

Darn hormones!
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April 8th, 2013, 12:21 PM
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I don't think the glow comes till closer to the end...I am curious though, those of you ladies feeling like you look like a teen again-boy or girl?? I am getting close to the halfway point and the break-outs are less frequent but my hair is just bleh.
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April 8th, 2013, 12:25 PM
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Yep, same here....my hair is very "blah" as well. Lifeless and dry :-/
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April 8th, 2013, 12:58 PM
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It's funny you mention this, because I had a friend tell me I am glowing on a Facebook picture, and honestly I was just sweating, I didn't say that though. lmbo but my skin is great, honestly my skin looks better than ever, I haven't broke out at all, the only problem I am having is dry skin!
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April 8th, 2013, 01:11 PM
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I am having some luck here. I have been told a couple times now that I have the glow but only when I have some light make up on, otherwise its just an oily sheen. Also I got my first little pimple this pregnancy a couple days back...but its staying pretty inconspicuous and small right now...so I am not freaking out yet.
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April 8th, 2013, 01:23 PM
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No glow here. Just a lot of alternating between my skin being too dry and too oily, and dealing with little break outs in between. It's better than it was, but it's still not great.
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April 8th, 2013, 01:24 PM
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hahaha! yeah right! Between the weight I lost (that I didn't really have to lose in the first place), my inability to eat anything, inability to sleep well, and my total lack of any energy whatsoever, I look sickly. I am definitely NOT glowing.
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April 8th, 2013, 01:32 PM
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It's a myth. Like unicorns and husbands who say things like "of course I'd love to have brunch with your mother!".
^^ I this!!

No glow here...unless you mean like rudolph!! My nose is shiny & red from this stupid cold. My face is broken out like I just started puberty...and my chest, neck & back too! And those big fat nasty inside pimples that you can't pop, take weeks to go away & are sore as fack!

I'm hoping it's mostly the weather too! And when I can get outside in the sun & fresh air that will help bring on this mythical "glow"!
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April 8th, 2013, 09:20 PM
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You are all having girls!! LOL Seriously, my skin is red, and bumpy and horrible and It's a girl!! I know it's just an old wives tale, but man, I cannot wait for it to go away!!
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April 8th, 2013, 09:51 PM
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No glow here!!! so fr this time the acne hasn't been as bad as others, but i really do feel like I look like a worn out mom expecting #5. But that might be becasue I am. I swear i am tired all the time and have been sick so much the last 2 months it's not even funny, so I guess it makes sense that I look dull instead of glowing.
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April 9th, 2013, 07:24 AM
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Haha.. glow? No. My face goes from bad to a little better to bad again.

I have certain spots that will break it, it finally gets better, then it starts all over again.

I have been trying to drink more water. . I really think that helps! And my hair.. eh. Its the same. I have just been too lazy to fix it. So its wrapped up in a wad on top of my head most days. Not even a cute bun
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April 9th, 2013, 08:14 AM
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I have alligator face. If I don't scrub it and slather it with Eucerin cream after every shower I could join the circus as the Dinosaur Woman.

Also- This happened with my last pg too... and she's a girl. Makes me wonder....
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