The Angst of Adult Acne
An Ounce Of Prevention
Since the treatments for expectant and new mothers are limited, the key to fighting pimples is preventing them from forming in the first place. A healthy lifestyle goes a long way toward keeping your skin blemish-free. So reduce stress, drink lots of water, eat well, exercise regularly, and get as much sleep as possible, advises Elizabeth Hughes, M.D., chief resident at the Stanford Dermatology Clinic in Palo Alto, CA.
When it comes to skin care, "look for the words 'noncomedogenic' or 'nonacnegenic,' meaning non-acne-causing, on the labels of facial products and cosmetics," says Hughes. Also, keep your face clean, choose an oil-free moisturizer, and, while you're at it, an oil-free concealer or foundation to mask occasional flare-ups. Most important, don't despair. Your skin may not rival a baby's for beauty right now, but with proper care and a little time, it can come close.