Acne After Having a Baby

Updated on November 16, 2009
J.D. asks from Lewisville, TX
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My daughter is 15mo. old and since having her I have horrible acne on my chin. I have tried Proactive and it is not working. Does anyone have any recommendations for something that might clear it up?

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A.W.

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A simple and cheap solution to acne that has worked for me is Milk of Magnesia. Weird but true at the end of my shower I shake up my store-brand MoM, throw a handful on my face and let it sit a minute before rinsing it off and getting out the shower. My mom found this idea for me at http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/05/17/laxative-licks/. It can be left on to dry as well. I too have taken Accutane before (in college - which did work and kept my face clear for many years but was not fun to take) and was prescribed antibiotics that did not help after my most recent major breakout last year. Now I spend no more than $3.50 a month for a much improved complexion. I'm thrilled!

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D.W.

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You might try tea tree oil... after washing your face, dip cotton swab in bottle and dab on the area.

Acne is usually caused by bacteria and TTO has antibacterial properties.

You can purchase at Wal-greens/CVS or health food store- for about $8

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A.D.

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Nature's Way AKN Skin Care Natural Acne Remedy got rid of my acne caused by hormone changes. it was the ONLY thing that worked on a permanent basis! and it's only $5 a bottle at the vitamin store!
Recommendation: As an addition to the daily diet, take two capsules three times daily with a full glass of water. This combination combines well with Yellow Dock, Root, Evening Primrose Oil, Vitamin A and Zinc.

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R.C.

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Hi J.,
First off, be sure not to let any toothpaste drip down your chin, as it can be part of the problem (personal testimony from a friend.)
Now my story... I was using Proactive with so-so results and stopped per my ped's advice when I got pregnant. Afterwards, I decided to try Enfuselle, nutrition for my skin. It contains natural ingredients, does not contain any harsh substances, and is 100% guaranteed. I am pleased with the complete change in my skin from oily to absolutely awesome! i have found I don't get pimples, I do get blackheads and remove them with an extractor tool I bought for $10 (get the one at Ulta, not the one at Wal-Mart). I have people comment on my skin and am totally shocked b/c that's not the skin I grew up with. I think the price is very reasonable compared to store brands and how long it lasts. A little goes a long way! It has to be ordered online, so let me know if you'd like the website or would like to ask more questions.

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J.G.

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I just saw my dermatologist last week. I have problems on my chin as well. always have 2 to 3 blemishes. She suggested accutane that would prob. cure it! But,you can NOT wax if you take it so I declined. Facial hair bothers me more than a few blemishes!! So,she prescribes a cream t help treat the acne not cure it.
When I went to pick it up from the pharmacy I nearly fell over!!!! $158.00 with INs. applied!!! I said no-thank-you!! Now I do not know how big the tube was or how long it would last but I feel the Dr. should have told me it was exspensive first to prevent the shock! LOL I have had some success with the all clear product line.

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M.K.

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I find that if I'm breaking out along my chin or jawline, it's because I'm resting my head on my hands, or otherwise touching my face. Maybe being extra tired with the toddler, you're doing this without realizing it? :)

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M.A.

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J.,

I am an Arbonne consultant. I know this is going to sound crazy but our men's skin care line has worked on pregnant women. Our products are botanically based, ph correct, no animal products or by-products, no mineral oil, dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic and never tested on animals. Every ingredient in every product is pure, safe and beneficial.

Feel free to check out our website at www.atterberrynation.myarbonne.com.

We also have a 45 day money back guarantee so if you don't see results you can get your money back.

Take care and God bless!

M.

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M.J.

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Hi J.,
When I went through fertility treatments, I experienced the same thing. It was awful! My dermatologist prescribed an oral antibiotic as well as a cream called differin. I also switched to cetaphil soap only as my face wash. All of that seemed to help quite a bit. I think the antibiotic jump started healing the infection, then the differin and cetaphil helped dry it out and clear it up.
Hope this helps,
M.

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S.F.

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Hi J.. I have had the same problem after both children. Laser treatment works wonders but is very pricey. I have just ordered this and am going to give it a try...

Jan Marini Transitions Lotion. This product works wonders on hormonal acne breakouts. I have been using this product for 3-4 weeks now and my skin has not been this clear since before I had my baby over 14 months ago! I continually had hormonal cystic acne breakouts under my jaw line and it is FINALLY gone!
Use twice daily. It should last approximately 3 months or more. $89. 100% guaranteed to work! You can use this in combination with your daily skin care routine.
Contains Salicylic acid and Spirolac to heal and prevent hormonal acne. Does not cause any irritation or dryness of the skin.
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A.B.

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I had the same issue and after trying proactiv and many others I happened upon a radio talk show with a dermatologist guest. He suggested to a caller to just try Cetaphil. I was willing to try anything at that point so I bought it and have been using it for almost 2yrs! Within 2 uses I noticed a huge improvement. It's inexpensive and easy to get...give it a try!

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R.K.

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Hello J.,
As personal Mary Kay Consultant for 12 years my experience has been that you need to be sure that you are doing the following...
Cleansing Am and PM
Masking (even spot masking) frequently as problems occur/otherwise at least twice a week.
Freshening Am and Pm
Moisturizing Am and Pm (right kind of moisturizer is important depending on what your skin is like right now0
Protect Am only (sunscreen)

If you are already doing those steps. Great! Then simply add more masking on the trouble areas and watch the results.
If you are overwhelmed and need more help I can give you a free consultation. If you need products that help you do all those steps and you want them to be 100% guaranteed, I can help.
Feel free to call me or email me.
Just for you,
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S.M.

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I recently went throught the same issue and went to a dermatologist. The diagnosis was an allergy to vanilla and cinnamon. Z paks and a liquid steroid is the only thing that cleared mine.

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