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The ultimate oatmeal mask for pregnancy acne

Posted by The Spoiled Mama on

Hey Mamas! It's time to rummage through your pantry for another awesome Do-It-Yourself treat. This is one of my favorites, since everything is natural, inexpensive and of course, safe for skin during pregnancy.

Pregnancy hormones can bring on an onslaught of skin issues, including oily skin and acne. Even Mamas who've always had clear skin may fall victim to a volcano or two on her face. The good news is that pregnancy acne tends to subside once baby is born.

In the meantime, however, finding a pregnancy safe acne treatment can be rather tricky. Traditional blemish fighters, like salicylic acid, isotretinoin or beta hydroxy acids are big no-nos during pregnancy, since they may cause serious birth defects in high doses.

So what's a Mama to do? We advise using a daily pregnancy safe acne treatment made with gentle ingredients, paired with a weekly mask like this one.

This Oatmeal, Tea Tree & Honey Mask for Pregnancy Acne has great benefits, including:
  • reducing inflammation and redness
  • gentle exfoliation, perfect for irritated skin
  • antibacterial and antioxidant properties from honey helps kill bacteria and protect skin from infection
  • tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic and helps tone
  • leaves surface irresistibly soft
  • perfect for sensitive skin, blackheads and pregnancy acne

Time for the recipe!
the best diy acne mask 


  • 2 tablespoons of oatmeal, finely grounded into a flour-like texture
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey (manuka is recommended)
  • 4 drops of tea tree oil (optional)

Add ingredients together in a clean mixing bowl. With a spoon or fork, mix ingredients until a thick paste is formed. Apply to face and let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse, and continue with your regular three-step skin routine (cleanse, tone and moisturizer).

For best results, choose a pregnancy safe acne toner and follow with a pregnancy acne cream made from toxin-free ingredients. If you have leftovers, mask can be refrigerated and re-hydrated with warm water.

Have you tried an oatmeal mask before? Any DIY secrets to treat pregnancy acne? Share below!

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