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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?
  • 2 weeks ago » Halokitty5 said:
    I never get breakouts from AF. Today is 8dpo and I broke out with several large pimples on my face.
  • 4 weeks ago » kezzyman19 said:
    5 dpo my face looks like I slapped with a bag of oil
  • 9 weeks ago » ecesweetie1983 said:
    Am 9-10dpo today and noticed have spots coming out on my face.. haven't had acne since b4 periods as a teenager!
  • Dec. 19, 2014 3:19am » Praying4miracle1 said:
    15dpo on a 28 day cycle 1day late for AF, I have a break out all over my face I first though it is because AF is coming
  • Nov. 18, 2014 2:29pm » anovallis said:
    8 or 9 DPO and have a break out right at my hairline. I typically get this right before AF, but this breakout is a week early. FX!
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