Pregnancy hormones can make your skin go bonkers! But with a long list of ingredients to avoid until your due date, what are you supposed to do if you get a pimple (or a whole bunch of ’em)? Follow this easy plan for clear skin from Ariel Ostad, M.D., a dermatologist in New York City.
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Use the Right Cleanser
High levels of estrogen increase sebum production. Wash your face with a cleanser containing rosemary extract or tea tree oil, which keep breakouts at bay by killing bacteria. Stay away from well-known acne-fighters, like benzoyl peroxide, retinol and salicylic acid—they’re not safe for pregnant women, even if they come from a natural source.
Try: Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash ($9, Whole Foods stores)
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