Breakouts can show during the first and second trimesters of your pregnancy when hormones start to fluctuate and produce excess oil and clog up pores. It can really knock your confidence and even push you to extreme treatments.

Those bumps might be hard to look at, but trust us when we say you’re not the only one who is struggling with the change in the oil chemistry that causes your skin to bloom. Throw in a dramatic lifestyle shift and sleepless nights and you have yourself a perfect cocktail for breakouts.

There are numerous ways to start treating your complexion from the inside in, but while you’re breastfeeding it’s best to start with addressing the top layers of the skin. Our edit consists of ingredients that are gentle on your complexion and nothing that contain salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide and vitamin A and are made of natural ingredients, so you can be sure they are safe to use during and post-pregnancy.

Tea Tree Oil Dhs64 The Body Shop; Illuminate Face Polish Dhs135 Shirley Conlon Organics; ClearCalm Non Drying Spot Treatment Dhs74 REN

Sea Aster & Wild Oat Instant Calm Redness Serum Dhs240 Pai Skincare; Blemish Treatment Gel Dhs152 Grown Alchemist; Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% Dhs27 The Ordinary

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