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Does Pregnancy Acne Mean You’re Having a Girl?

Among the many joys you may experience with pregnancy acne is one you could probably do without.  Unfortunately, pregnancy acne is common due to the hormonal fluctuations in the body during pregnancy.  You could have pimples, blackheads, and cysts all appear as the result of your changing hormones.  If you are encountering pregnancy acne, it’s best to see an acne specialist in Nashville to ensure that any treatment you use is safe for pregnancy.

When Do You Get Pregnancy Acne? 

Pregnancy acne can occur at any time during your pregnancy, so you’re never truly “safe”.  However, it is most common at the beginning of your pregnancy when your hormone levels begin to rise quickly.

What is the Best Treatment for Pregnancy Acne?

When it comes to treating pregnancy acne, it’s important that you choose pregnancy safe products and treatments.  We recommend talking to your doctor or an acne specialist in Nashville to make sure you choose something that will be effective and not cause any harm to you or your baby.  It’s recommended to avoid retinoids during pregnancy.  Opt for gentle cleansers and products developed specifically for acne prone skin.  Your dermatologist may be able to make other recommendations for treatments that will be effective for pregnancy acne and safe to use.

Does Pregnancy Acne Mean You’re Having a Girl?

Have you ever heard the old wives’ tale that “girls steal your beauty” while pregnant?  This implies that if you’re suffering from pregnancy acne or other skin issues you are likely to be having a girl.   Unfortunately, there is no scientific evidence to support that.  The increase in hormones can cause an increase in oil production, leading to breakouts.  However, this is not an indicator of the gender of your baby.

Pregnancy Acne?  See an Acne Specialist in Nashville

If you’re struggling to have that pregnancy glow that you’ve heard so much about, it might be time to see an acne specialist in Nashville.  Skin is just one thing that hormonal changes during pregnancy can affect, but there are safe and effective treatments available to help you look and feel your best during this special time. 

Dr. Binhlam is a board-certified dermatologist serving Brentwood, Nashville, Franklin, and the surrounding areas.  If you need help finding treatment options that are safe and will help you to have healthy, glowing skin throughout your pregnancy, make an appointment today!