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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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  • 1 week ago » yhdz6879 said:
    dpo 10 break out on my chin. oily skin i have very normal skin
  • 5 weeks ago » HopefulHamilton said:
    7dpo and noticed acne on my chin and a big on next to my brow. Praying
  • Feb. 11, 2016 9:26am » LisaMA said:
    I noticed a big pimple along my jawline close to the ear yesterday (4DPO). I NEVER have pimples there or this big. Sign?
  • Dec. 4, 2015 9:15pm » maisonadair said:
    14 DPO and breaking out horribly! I usually only get 1 or 2, now I have them ON MY SCALP, a few on my chin and cheeks... ):
  • Jul. 9, 2015 3:34pm » Bombshellmomma said:
    Well Idk if I am pregnant urine has been negative. I had 3 days of spotting for my last expected AF. Acne along jaw and neck since.
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