Prevent Acne Breakouts

August 21, 2017

Prevent Acne Breakouts

You may not have had zits since you were a teenager but now, you may find pimples sprouting up on your face, neck and breasts.

 

What causes pregnancy acne?
A surge in progesterone around week 6 of your pregnancy causes your glands to increase acne-causing secretions of oil that clog up pores, leading to breakouts.

What you can do:
1. Keep your face clean. Prevent flare-ups by cleaning your face gently with a mild, soap-free cleanser twice a day, once in the morning and once at night.

2. Be gentle. Don’t overwash or use scrubs as it will strip your skin of its natural moisture, causing your oil glands to go into overdrive.

3. Moisturise. It may seem strange to moisturise but using an oil-free moisturiser can help minimise the irritation.

4. Read the labels. Look for skincare, makeup and hair care products that are oil-free and labelled non-comedogenic or non-acnegenic.

5. The A-list. Take more food containing vitamin A like milk, fish, eggs and carrots. Stay away from extra vitamin A supplements as an excess has been shown to cause birth defects.

6. Eat healthily. Cut out unhealthy fried food, cookies and cakes and replace them with healthy fats found in avocado, salmon, walnuts and almonds.

7. Stay hydrated. Water helps to flush out your skin, keeping it moist and clearer.

8. Talk to your obgyn or GP. He or she can recommend a topical treatment that’s suitable for you. Don’t use any medication, topical or oral, unless it’s been prescribed or cleared by your doctor.

9. Acid attack. Stay away from products containing beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) and salicylic acid until after you deliver and wean your baby.


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Size Chart
 Maternity & Nursing 
Tops / Dresses / Bottoms
Spring Size XS S M L XL XXL XXXL
US 2 4 6 8 10 12 14
UK 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
EU 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
FR 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
IT 38 40 42 44 46 48 50
Bust (inch) 34 36 38 40 42.5 45 47.5
Bust (cm) 86.5 91.5 96.5 101.5 108 114.5 120.5
Hips (in) 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
Hips (cm) 91.5 96.5 101.5 106.5 111.5 117 122
 
Intimates
Panties
Spring Size S–M L–XL
US 4 6 8 10
UK 10 12 14 16
EU 36 38 40 42
FR 38 40 42 44
IT 40 42 44 46
Hips (in) 38 40 42 44
Hips (cm) 96.5 101.5 106.5 111.5
 
International Size Conversion
AU/NZ US UK EU/CN
12B 34B 34C 75C
12C 34C 34D 75D
12D 34D 34DD 75E
12DD 34DD 34E 75F
14B 36B 36C 80C
14C 36C 36D 80D
14D 36D 36DD 80E
14DD 36DD 36E 80F
14E 36E 36F 80G
16B 38B 38C 85C
16C 38C 38D 85D
16D 38D 38DD 85E
16DD 38DD 38E 85F
16E 38E 38F 85G
18C 40C 40D 90D
18D 40D 40DD 90E
18DD 40DD 40E 90F
20D 42C 42DD 95E
20DD 42DD 42E 95F
 
Baby/Kid Size Chart

Rompers, Tops & Pants

Spring Size

Height (cm)

Weight (kg)

0–3 months

55–61

3.6–5.7

3–6 months

62–67

5.7–7.5

6–12 months

68–78

7.5–11

2 years

79–86

11.1–13.6

3 years

87–94

13.7–15

Non-Apparels 

Accessories

Item

Size (cm)

Pillow

30.5 × 12.5 (S)

44 × 35 (L)

Bolster

39.5 × 12.5 (S)

60 × 14 (L)

Bedsheet

132 × 71 × 15

Receiving Blanket

76 × 76

Swaddle

55.9 × 40.6