I'll never forget during the first trimester of my first pregnancy, a middle-aged Portuguese chef said to me in broken English, "You look like teenager again with you baby!" while pointing to the unsightly blemishes on my cheeks and forehead. Now, preggos, I can't give much advice on navigating cultural gaps in pregnancy etiquette. But, I do have a tip for dealing with pregnancy acne. More than half of all pregnant women will experience it, and it usually rares its ugly head (pun intended) during your first trimester. You know, when you're already overwhelmed with a growing list of things you can't do, use or ingest. Unfortunately, most serious acne medications are on that list. Fear not, I did have some success with this:
I haven't personally tried these Lush products yet, but they are designed specifically for problem skin:
Disclaimer: If this beauty tip doesn't work for you, too bad! A true MOTY hardly has time to perfect her own look, let alone care about yours.