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May 27th, 2013, 12:43 PM
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Have anyone ever used this while pregnant? my acne from the **** hormones is making me look horrible.

when is everyone else using who has pregnancy acne.

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May 27th, 2013, 01:12 PM
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I'm allergic to benzoyl peroxide, so I can't.

However, topical treatments don't do much for hormonal acne.

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May 27th, 2013, 03:09 PM
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A lot of acne meds aren't safe for pregnancy so I would ask your doctor just to be sure it is safe before using! I don't use anything when I have my pregnancy breakouts, usually they go away after a few days. Once baby is born I go back to my pro-active.
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May 27th, 2013, 03:21 PM
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I'm also allergic to benzoyl peroxide. It burns my skin something awful. I agree, I would definitely ask you Dr. before using anything.

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May 27th, 2013, 04:26 PM
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I"m pretty sure most acne meds/creams/etc are a no-no during pregnancy....

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May 27th, 2013, 07:03 PM
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I had really bad cycstic acne on my face when I was a teenager and only got rid of it with a pretty serious round of accutane. I then had to have about a year of acid peels to reduce the scarring on my face. So even though my chin is covered and I look like I've been punched in the mouth from the couple of pimples around my mouth, I guess I feel like its not a big deal compared to my previous experiences. It'll go away soon enough, so I don't do anything for it.
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May 28th, 2013, 06:04 AM
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I have used it in the past ... but I had to stop using proactiv as it has chemicals are way to strong to use during preg, I use a natural ingredient face wipes, toner and moisturizer by garner
Make a pregnancy ticker

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May 28th, 2013, 06:40 AM
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Yes, proactive is NOT recommended during pregnancy. I stopped using it last time, and when they sent me my new stuff a couple months ago (automatically charged my credit card and mailed it to me without notification...), I found it burned my face.

I used Norwex face cloths and Neutragena moisturizer and found them very effective.
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May 28th, 2013, 07:40 AM
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Mine was really bad for my first pregnancy so I went to my dermatologist to get something that was specifically safe for pg. It helped but wasn't a miracle. For me it basically gets better in the 2nd trimester. Mine is starting to let up now.
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May 28th, 2013, 08:16 AM
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check pinterest for at home acne scrubs, ive had some great luck with recipes from there!
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May 28th, 2013, 09:44 AM
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Mine is the worst its been since high school
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May 28th, 2013, 01:54 PM
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I have horrible acne right now...
Patches on my forehead and chin are the worst, and I can't seem to cover it with makeup, after a couple hours the red shows through again
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