There are so many beautiful sides of pregnancy. The glow, the growing baby bump, feeling the baby’s movements and hiccups, and just creating that overall unconditional loving bond with the baby while they’re in the womb.

That being said… There can be many unpleasantries that come along with pregnancy. Morning sickness, aches and pains, and oh yes… the dreaded facial acne. Unfortunately as a result of higher hormones during pregnancy facial acne can tend to be a common complaint from pregnant women.

In my case the facial acne I have had to deal with during pregnancy has been quite mild. However some women are more prone to severe cases. While the pregnancy acne may come and go. I find it is worse during the 1st and 3rd trimester. Pregnancy facial acne can last straight through the entire pregnancy.

There are many ways to treat and prevent the problem:

  1. Washing your face in the morning and before bed with a gentle foaming facial wash. Avoid scrubbing.
  2. Pat dry your skin with a clean towel after washing.
  3. Be sure to always remove your make-up prior to nestling into bed each night. Being pregnant and exhausted I know how tempting it is to just jump into bed at night and call it a day. Don’t do it. Make removing your make-up and washing your face a part of your bedtime routine.
  4. Use Oxy Emergency Acne Vanishing Treatment Wipes.
  5. Switch from foundation to using a tinted facial moisturizer.
  6. Try not to aggravate the problem areas by scratch, squeezing or trying to pop blemishes. This creates scarring.

Oxy

Out of all the tips mentioned above… the treatment method that I have found has worked best for treating my pregnancy facial acne is the Oxy Emergency Acne Vanishing Wipes.

I use these wipes in the morning and before bed. I find it pulls any excess make-up off the skin that may still be lingering after washing my face. It has also helped reduce the redness in my cheeks and prevent breakouts. The wipes are unscented, and the package is quite compact. If you travel often you wouldn’t have to worry about adding this light weight product to your luggage.

One lucky Domesticated Momma reader will have the chance to give the Oxy Emergency Acne Vanishing Wipes a try, as we have an awesome pHisoderm & Oxy Prize Pack up for grabs.

Oxy and pHiso prize picture

The prize pack is valued at $50, and includes:

  • 1 Oxy Emergency Cleaner
  • 1 Oxy Emergency Acne Vanishing Treatment Wipes
  • 1 Oxy Emergency Spot Treatment
  • 1 pHisoderm pH up
  • 1 pHisoderm pH down

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* Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only. Giveaway ends at 12AM on December 3, 2013.

Disclosure: I received the a pHisoderm and Oxy Emergency products to help cultivate this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are those of my own.

59 Comments on 6 Tips for Preventing Acne During Pregnancy

  1. Ava Mifflin
    November 14, 2013 at 8:40 pm (4 years ago)

    I would love to win this for my son! ty

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  2. lori galbraith
    November 14, 2013 at 9:28 pm (4 years ago)

    My son and I both have skin issues and I know this prize would help.

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  3. Susan T.
    November 14, 2013 at 9:53 pm (4 years ago)

    With the change in seasons my skin has gone crazy! I definitely need some help!

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  4. Darlene Schuller
    November 14, 2013 at 10:53 pm (4 years ago)

    I want to win this for my 16 year old daughter.

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  5. 409cope
    November 14, 2013 at 11:31 pm (4 years ago)

    I would love to win this for my niece!

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  6. ann
    November 15, 2013 at 12:23 am (4 years ago)

    Would like to try this to help with my skin.

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  7. Tanis
    November 15, 2013 at 3:01 am (4 years ago)

    I would love this for my husband and I!

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  8. Kristi Renout
    November 15, 2013 at 3:14 am (4 years ago)

    Because I could really use this!

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  9. Dayna Wilson
    November 15, 2013 at 7:04 am (4 years ago)

    Because you said “pregnancy” and “acne”…. and I was sold, because that is my life at this moment 😉

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  10. Jeannie
    November 15, 2013 at 8:17 am (4 years ago)

    I would love to win this for my nephew who’s going through a bad patch of Acne.

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  11. eleanor
    November 15, 2013 at 5:08 pm (4 years ago)

    I’d like to win this for myself.

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  12. May
    November 15, 2013 at 8:22 pm (4 years ago)

    I would love to win because I have acne prone skin!

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  13. Erika B
    November 15, 2013 at 8:57 pm (4 years ago)

    I WANT TO WIN BECAUSE I LOVE OXI AND HAVE BREAKOUTS OFTEN!

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  14. Brenda Penton
    November 15, 2013 at 9:46 pm (4 years ago)

    I want to win because I have been having a lot of breakouts lately and I can’t clear it up.

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  15. Courtney
    November 15, 2013 at 11:08 pm (4 years ago)

    I am currently 4 months pregnant and my skin has been AWFUL!! This would help so much!

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  16. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    November 16, 2013 at 4:00 am (4 years ago)

    I’d like to win this for my son, who really could use it and hopefully it would help to clear up his bad skin.

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  17. Rebby
    November 16, 2013 at 6:16 am (4 years ago)

    I would like to win this for myself!

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  18. Keri
    November 16, 2013 at 5:58 pm (4 years ago)

    This would be perfect for my son… He is hitting that age where skincare is required, yet he has not interest in it. This would give him some easy quick options.

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  19. Belinda McNabb
    November 16, 2013 at 11:03 pm (4 years ago)

    I want to win this prize pack for my son

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  20. lori b
    November 17, 2013 at 3:05 am (4 years ago)

    i’d like this for my son

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  21. Heidi C.
    November 17, 2013 at 4:27 am (4 years ago)

    I would love this for me as I still struggle with mild acne!

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  22. Angela Mitchell
    November 17, 2013 at 6:31 am (4 years ago)

    I’d to try out Phisoderm to see how it works for me. I still have a little trouble with acne unfortunately.

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  23. Karine
    November 17, 2013 at 4:53 pm (4 years ago)

    I have blemish prone skin, would love to win this!

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  24. Melissa Avey
    November 17, 2013 at 5:53 pm (4 years ago)

    I’d love to see if it helps my trouble skin!

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  25. Kimberly
    November 17, 2013 at 11:04 pm (4 years ago)

    I could definitely use these emergency treatments!

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  26. Karla Sceviour
    November 17, 2013 at 11:41 pm (4 years ago)

    I would love to win this for my teenager son,who is starting to deal with acne!!

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  27. SueSueper
    November 18, 2013 at 1:07 am (4 years ago)

    I want to win this for my daughter and son.

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  28. Wanda Bergman
    November 18, 2013 at 1:28 am (4 years ago)

    I would love to win because my skin needs this.

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  29. mongupp (@mongupp)
    November 18, 2013 at 5:16 pm (4 years ago)

    I still suffer from acne and im almost 40!

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  30. Helisa D
    November 18, 2013 at 6:43 pm (4 years ago)

    I’d love to win because ever since I had my kids I’ve had constant blemishes

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  31. Sharon
    November 18, 2013 at 7:02 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi, I’ve used Belli skin care’s Anti Blemish Facial Wash and it really did a great job on my pregnancy related acne. I still use it to keep those pesky pimples away!

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  32. Cheryl Grandy
    November 19, 2013 at 12:25 am (4 years ago)

    I want to win this to give to one of my children.

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  33. trish
    November 19, 2013 at 1:24 am (4 years ago)

    myself

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  34. natasha severson
    November 19, 2013 at 1:26 am (4 years ago)

    i would love to win it for my boyfriend

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  35. Kelly O
    November 19, 2013 at 1:29 am (4 years ago)

    I would love to win this for my hubby.. hes constantly wearing hats, always something on his head, and his forehead shows it!

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  36. Anna W
    November 19, 2013 at 1:57 am (4 years ago)

    I would love to win this because at 31 I still break out like crazy! I bought the oxy pads last week and they are making my skin look nicer already (i think so anyways) so it would be nice to be able to try some other oxy products too.

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  37. Sheila Hartley
    November 19, 2013 at 2:40 am (4 years ago)

    I think this would be great for my skin problems

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  38. angela
    November 19, 2013 at 5:50 am (4 years ago)

    I would keep it for myself

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  39. andrea amy
    November 19, 2013 at 5:53 am (4 years ago)

    I would love to win this for my oldest 2 sons. They are 16 and 19 and could both use these!

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  40. Robyn B.
    November 19, 2013 at 6:40 am (4 years ago)

    I would love to win this for my teenage daughter.

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  41. laurie tilkin
    November 19, 2013 at 7:49 am (4 years ago)

    I have acne and always looking for something to work

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  42. Jenness M
    November 20, 2013 at 3:35 pm (4 years ago)

    I still get the odd blemish!

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  43. Darlene Ysaguirre
    November 20, 2013 at 5:37 pm (4 years ago)

    I love oxy products its what i currently use.

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  44. Victoria Ess
    November 22, 2013 at 3:02 pm (4 years ago)

    I could use some help with my skin.

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  45. Dreena
    November 23, 2013 at 10:21 pm (4 years ago)

    I’m getting acne again and I’m way past the teenage years!
    Thanks for your giveaway.

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  46. Christine Harrison
    November 26, 2013 at 2:52 am (4 years ago)

    I would love to give this to my pregnant daughter in law. She needs some pampering.

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  47. Monica
    November 26, 2013 at 1:09 pm (4 years ago)

    I’m in desperate need of finding something for my pregnancy breakouts! Nothing’s working.

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  48. Cathy C
    November 27, 2013 at 12:45 am (4 years ago)

    I would love to win for my teen boys!

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  49. michelle hebert
    November 27, 2013 at 9:45 am (4 years ago)

    i get alot of break outs wanna try something new

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  50. roger simmons
    November 27, 2013 at 5:28 pm (4 years ago)

    This would actually be great for my whole family. My wife for her skin and my daughter and I to clean our skin from unwanted bacteria from Eczema

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  51. Kristy Short
    November 27, 2013 at 6:19 pm (4 years ago)

    I am currently pregnant and could use some skin help!

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  52. Lucy
    November 27, 2013 at 11:29 pm (4 years ago)

    I could use this!

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  53. Tara Jensen
    November 30, 2013 at 6:46 pm (4 years ago)

    At 30 I still struggle with acne, would love to try this!

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  54. Athena
    December 1, 2013 at 12:45 am (4 years ago)

    My daughter could use this

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  55. Beth Gallinger
    December 1, 2013 at 6:51 pm (4 years ago)

    I want to win this for my brother.

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  56. missbobloblaw
    December 2, 2013 at 7:23 am (4 years ago)

    I’d like to win this for my daughter who is experiencing the joys of preteen acne!

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  57. Christy Martin
    December 2, 2013 at 4:33 pm (4 years ago)

    I would love to give this to my niece who seems to have just started with heriditary acne. Anything would help!

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  58. marie constantineau
    December 2, 2013 at 6:28 pm (4 years ago)

    my daugther loves Oxy products so winning her some would be awesome

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