What are the causes of pimples during pregnancy and how to treat them

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What are the causes of pimples during pregnancy and how to treat them

Pregnancy is a beautiful phase of life. A would-be mother should always try to remain happy and content with her present state. But due to a lot of hormonal changes in the body, pimples and acne usually sprout up on the face, causing much disappointment. Especially during the first 6 months of pregnancy, there is a rapid occurrence of pimple marks on the face. During this time there is an increase in the level of androgens which causes excessive oil and wax on the skin. Thus a lot of bacterial and fungal infection rises. Though these acnes are temporary, they are disappointing to look at. [ALSO READ: What does the kick of the baby suggest during pregnancy]

Here are few home remedies to treat this acne during pregnancy:

Apple cider vinegar: Pour some apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball and rub it over on the face. It also works as a toner for the skin. One can also mix it with water and then apply, to avoid skin irritation.

Honey: Honey is a natural antiseptic ingredient. It has both antiseptic and antibacterial properties which help to treat the problem of acne and pimples. Use some honey on the infected area and leave it for half an hour. You can see the results immediately. [ALSO READ: How to reduce tummy after cesarean delivery]

Coconut oil: Coconut oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties. It is one of the best choices to kill the bacteria that accumulates on the skin. Use a drop of coconut oil as a natural moisturiser.

Baking soda: Baking soda along with water is the best solution to treat the skin acne. It removes the excess oil from the skin, thus making it free from bacteria and fungal infection.

Turmeric: Turmeric is antiseptic in nature and heals most of the wounds. It is best for skin treatment. Mix a tsp. of turmeric with water and apply over on the pimples. Leave it for some time and rinse the face with cold water.

Aloe vera: Aloe vera gel is best for skin treatment. Applying this gel on the infected area will help to get rid of the problems of acne and pimples. It is antifungal in nature, thus removes the marks as well and gives a cooling effect. [ALSO READ: How to reduce neck pain during pregnancy]

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