Q CAN I TAKE ACNE MEDICATION?
A If you’re feeling down about your angry skin, visit your doctor (a dermatologist in this case) before you pop any pills or apply any cream. Pregnancy acne can leave you with scarring, so it’s not something to ignore. It can be safely treated with a number of acne treatments – from over-thecounter products to topical or oral medications depending on the severity and the type of acne you have. Alternatives to topical or oral treatment include light treatments, but always check with your doc before you embark on this route. The big no-no is roaccutane. If you’re taking this to treat acne you should be taking extra precautions not to fall pregnant. “You should wait at least six months after coming off this to try for a baby,” warns Sister de Beer.