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Acne Breakout

Very Early Pregnancy Symptom

Symptom Details

Pregnancy can bring on acne or make existing acne worse. The surge of hormones during pregnancy results in the skin secreting more oils. This oily substance (sebum) combined with dead skin cells can clog pores. The most affected areas seem to be the face, neck, back, chest and shoulders. Stress can make acne breakouts worse, so in addition to using an oil-free cleanser and eating a healthy diet, be sure to take steps to relax and take care of your mental and emotional health. Daily exercise will help skin stay healthier too as it increases blood flow to the skin.

Comparison Chart

The chart below shows a comparison between the number of times this symptom was experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.


**NOTE: Data for 15-21 dpo tends to be lower than expected as many women stop tracking symptoms after a positive pregnancy test.

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What Day Past Ovulation are you? Is this a new symptom?
  • 7 weeks ago » kezzyman19 said:
    Super Oily skin and acne. bloating, light spotting yesterday. light cramping and headaches
  • 9 weeks ago » amiaelle1012 said:
    6 do severe acne or hives all around my face like a mask. Never broke out this bad and have no allergies.
  • Apr. 9, 2015 2:36pm » fruitfulness said:
    6dpo acne breakout
  • Mar. 21, 2015 8:15am » Wilson7915 said:
    break outs on my cheeks and jaw line?? Also right next to intrathecal tap spinal scar has had a huge pimple above it@10dpo.
  • Mar. 10, 2015 1:02pm » patantao said:
    9dpo, started breaking out at 7dpo
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