I am obsessed with trying out skincare and recently with me being pregnant, I have been trying out new products.
During my first trimester, I suffered from horrible cystic acne and scaring that I have thankfully improved and gotten rid of.
Keep reading to find out what products I swear by and please keep in mind, if you have a question about using a product while pregnant, don’t hesitate to reach out to your doctor for their opinion.
Here is a little background on my skin: I had clear skin until Freshman year of College when I started having moderate acne on my chin and cheeks. These were very painful and under the skin and left giant scars on my face. I went on Proactiv which I stayed on for the next 9 years. I highly recommend Proactiv to get rid of cystic acne but I wasn’t able to be on it while pregnant so I had to find other products to use. During my first trimester the mix of hormonal changes, coming off of birth control, and coming off of Proactiv really messed with my skin. I got horrible cystic acne on my chin and cheeks that left huge red scars. This left me not feeling very great about myself in a time in my life when people were supposed to be telling me “You are Glowing!”. By the time I headed into my 2nd trimester I found the products that helped to clear my skin and heal my acne marks. I am sharing my daytime and nighttime routine below along with links to the specific products.