The Pregnancy Chronicles... Pa-Pa-Pa-Pregnancy Face

December 7, 2011 by Chido Samantha Mbavarira
shefinds | Kids

Hey, remember puberty? That awkward time when your skin is a mess, your breasts start growing and everything is new and slightly uncomfortable? I do… because puberty landed right on my face two weeks ago!

Suddenly, acne I hadn’t seen since I was 14 reared its ugly head. So, to all you pregnant ladies out there, or women who have been pregnant: couldn’t you have warned a girl?! Nobody ever told me that being pregnant meant that I would look like I was a few days out of braces! Sure, I heard the stories about giving birth and morning sickness, but I thought I might at least look relatively good this whole time. Where was the heads up about pregnancy acne?

Now, let me say that I am so thankful that we were able to get pregnant at all, especially when so many other women struggle to make their dreams of a family come true. Not to mention that we were lucky it happened so easily for us. I completely acknowledge all of this. However, I could totally do without the rerun of high school thank you very much!

“Did you try switching your pillow cases?” a friend asked me.

“Maybe a new face wash!”

“Did you switch moisturizers?”

“Exfoliate more.”

“Exfoliate less.”

It seems that Pregnancy Face, as I have officially named it, is something of a mystery to a lot of people. A friend told me he thinks it’s because I’m producing more skin cells now, while another said it was from the stress of the hormones.

All I know is, before pregnancy face, I had relatively nice skin. Now, I’m at a total loss! What have the rest of you done for your skin? Does this continue forever? Am I doomed to avoid chocolate forever? Because, btw, I can’t do that… I’m a total chocaholic. Maybe I can work from home for the next six months?


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