Decreased Acne

Early pregnancy symptom

The chart

Comparison of how often this symptom is experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.


After implantation (9 dpo+)
experiencing this symptom
does not impact
the probability of pregnancy


Overall (during the luteal phase)
experiencing this symptom
does not impact
the probability of pregnancy




About this symptom

Decreased Acne

Many women notice an increase in acne during pregnancy, as increased sebum (oil) production can lead to breakouts, as can hormonal changes. Interestingly, many women report a decrease in acne, and clear radiant skin. Hormonal changes are the likely cause, as is an increase in blood volume, both of which can help deliver more oxygen and nutrients to all the organs, including the skin. Many women who may have hormone related acne when not pregnant find it clears up during pregnancy as hormone levels change.

Includes: If you are not getting any acne when you normally would, or existing acne is diminishing


Summary of chart

An explanation of the affect on the probability of pregnancy for each day past ovulation or group of days.

0 dpo

Does not significantly affect probability of pregnancy

1 dpo - 5 dpo

Slightly increases probability of pregnancy

6 dpo - 15 dpo

Does not significantly affect probability of pregnancy

16 dpo - 18 dpo

Slightly decreases probability of pregnancy


Detailed breakdown by DPO

Shows data for days where differences are meaningful.

Day past ovulationPregnant vs non-pregnant
1 dpo 1.3 times more (+28%)
2 dpo 1.3 times more (+28%)
3 dpo 1.3 times more (+26%)
4 dpo 1.2 times more (+20%)
Understanding the data

Pregnant women experience this symptom the number of times listed as often as non-pregnant. The percentage listed refers to the percentage increase or decrease between pregnant and non-pregnant.

Visit the dpo chart pages to view most common and significant positive and negative indicators of pregnancy for each day past ovulation.




What women are saying about this symptom.

Nanook  6 years ago
I think I'm 21 dpo, about a week ago my progesterone level indicated ovulation, but BFN so far. I usually have bad acne now, but clear!

swarna85  7 years ago
8 dpo and no acne so far I usually break out badly... fingers crossed

BlueDoes  8 years ago
7DPO to current (11) normally I break out about 2-3 days before AF. I'm a day late..but BFN

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