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A 37-year-old female asked:

Good day in the past two months i started developing small pimples on my forehead and cheeks. i've always had clear skin and now after having babies my skin has pimples. what should i use to get rid of them?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Hormonal cause: The cause of your new acne may be hormonal. After pregnancy, skyrocketing progesterone/estrogen fluctuations lead to increased sebum production/clogged pores. Products with benzoyl peroxide, to penetrate clogged pores/extract impurities, is a safe option. But for women experiencing painful, cystic acne , visiting a dermatologist is your best option. Oral contraceptives may also help.

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Last updated Jun 4, 2020

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