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How to Treat and Prevent Pregnancy Acne

Pregnant woman with acne


Acne comes in a variety of forms during all stages of a person’s life, be that during their teen years, adulthood, or menopause. For women who are pregnant, breakouts may appear more frequently than usual. Pregnancy acne is a term used to describe the breakouts that occur thanks to the hormonal changes and fluctuations that a pregnant woman’s body goes through while carrying, especially in the first trimester, but what exactly is it, and why does it happen?

We spoke with Dr. Nava Greenfield, a board certified dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City to learn why acne occurs for some women during pregnancy, what causes it, and how to treat it.


Source : Byrdie – How to Treat and Prevent Pregnancy Acne By, Kristin Howard


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