Pregnancy Survival: Skin Saviours

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

My biggest complaint during the entire pregnancy thus far has been my skin.  It has gone from relatively clear and normal to dry, itchy, spotty and blotchy!

This is all down to hormones and I know there isn't much you can do about the pesky things during pregnancy, however I think I have finally found a few products that are finally working for me and making my skin behave a little better

Savlon Antiseptic Cream £2.18 from Boots
Savlon - I read on a pregnancy blog (I cant remember which one dammit) that Savlon, used instead of your regular moisturiser in the evenings, can really help to clear up breakouts during pregnancy.  This is apparently down to the antiseptic element in it.  I had been using E45 cream as this was the only thing that would sooth my dryness but I must admit I don't think it helped at all with my preggo acne.  I have switched to Savlon for the last 2 weeks now and I have noticed a vast improvement in my skin.  Its no longer blotchy or dry and my spots are clearing up so much quicker!! I wouldn't say its preventing them from appearing but when they do they are soothed quicker with a dab of this stuff. The best thing about Savlon is that its super cheap and readily available in most shops

Origins Super Spot Remover Gel £14 from Boots
Origins Super Spot Remover - This product has been hyped about SO damn much in the beauty blogging world but its something I have never really bothered trying before as I didn't tend to get many spots.  I now own my own little bottle and I am soooooo happy I have it!!  Just a teeny tiny blob of this stuff on each individual spot will almost eliminate them!  It instantly feels very drying on the area and it reduces the redness almost immediately   I use it at night only and the next morning the spot will be at least half the size, if not gone completely.  Its not the cheapest product out there at £14 but its certainly one of the best and it will last you ages

Superfacialist Tea Flower Pore Purifying Clay Mask £5.99 from Boots
Superfacialist by Una Brennan Pore Purifying Mask - I mentioned this amazing clay mask in one of my pregnancy favourites posts here and its still going strong as one of my fave preggo skin saviours

I would highly recommend all of the above products as I have tried and tested them myself, however do bear in mind that everybody's skin is different and what works for me might not work for you

Do you suffer from pregnancy acne?? 


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