Not all women get the infamous ‘pregnancy glow’, some end up with pregnancy acne instead. Betcha no one told you about this potential side effect, ya us neither. Herein Laney Crowell, founder of The Moment, chats with us about her personal and very unexpected battle with pregnancy breakouts during her 1st and 2nd trimester. After much trial and error she landed on a fix for a condition that unbeknownst to her many women suffer from. @laneycrowell @themoment
So, what’s the deal?
I wish someone had warned me about pregnancy acne ahead of time because it took me nearly 4 months to get my skin under control. I realize not everyone suffers from this, but mine was really bad. It was especially hard to deal with on top of everything else that pregnancy had to offer in terms of feeling puffy, weight gain and nausea.
Everyone suggested that I ask my dermatologist to recommend something, but I didn’t want that. I wanted a solve that I knew was safe and clean. Finally I found a solution that was both non-toxic and effective.
How’d you treat it?
Very serendipitously I found a brand called True Botanicals. They make a Clear line which has consistently tested better than Proactiv in clinical studies, plus it’s totally safe for pregnancy! My routine includes the Clear Hydrating Cleanser, the Clear Cellular Repair Serum, and the Clear Radiance Oil. After using this line for two days, my acne cleared up and we’re talking deep cystic acne.
While I mainly use the Clear line, I react to my skin on a daily basis and mix in other products as needed. For example, if I’ve been using the Clear line for three days and my skin’s looking a little dry I’ll pivot & add in Vitner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum or Peet Rivko Gentle Cleanser. The Peet Rivko is like Cetaphil but nontoxic—which I’d been using my entire life until I found out that it’s full of chemicals and fillers.