Spots and Acne

Pregnancy can sometimes trigger acne, which many of us have not experienced since adolescence. Higher levels of hormones can encourage the production of sebum - the oil that keeps our skin supple - and too much sebum causes pores to become blocked, resulting in greasy skin and spots.

Cleanse regularly with a gentle cleanser and use an oil-free moisturiser. Don't use acne creams unless your GP advises you to do so. A few weeks after delivery, your skin should return to its pre-pregnancy condition.