From nappy rash cream to celery juice: Pregnant fitness expert, 26, reveals the little-known tricks she used to banish …

Australian fitness blogger Sarah Stevenson announced her pregnancy recently after being told she may never carry her own children.

The clucky and excited 26-year-old, who blogs under the name Sarah’s Day, has been sharing ‘bump updates’ online and openly talking about some of the less glamorous pregnancy hang-ups she’s experienced. 

One of those is the perioral dermatitis (dry skin around the mouth) and hormonal acne the Sydney-born star developed during her first trimester. 

Australian fitness blogger Sarah Stevenson fell pregnant four months ago after being told she may never carry her own children (pictured here after sharing the news to followers)

Australian fitness blogger Sarah Stevenson fell pregnant four months ago after being told she may never carry her own children (pictured here after sharing the news to followers)

One of the less glamorous sides to pregnancy is the perioral dermatitis (dry skin around the mouth) and hormonal acne the Sydney-born star developed during her first trimester

One of the less glamorous sides to pregnancy is the perioral dermatitis (dry skin around the mouth) and hormonal acne the Sydney-born star developed during her first trimester

‘Every winter for the past five or so years (particularly when I go to the snow) I get perioral dermatitis,’ she wrote on Instagram alongside a before and after image of her face.

‘It’s one of the hardest skin conditions to treat naturally (without antibiotics and steroid creams) as it reacts and is triggered differently with each individual.’

Frustratingly the mother-to-be has been trying to diminish some of the persistent dryness in the last few weeks using a range of topical and internal treatments.

'Every winter for the past five or so years (particularly when I go to the snow) I get perioral dermatitis,' she wrote on Instagram alongside a before and after image of her face

‘Every winter for the past five or so years (particularly when I go to the snow) I get perioral dermatitis,’ she wrote on Instagram alongside a before and after image of her face

Sarah regularly blogs about her health and fitness routine on Youtube, calling herself the platform's 'holistic princess'

Sarah regularly blogs about her health and fitness routine on Youtube, calling herself the platform’s ‘holistic princess’

‘My triggers are a mix of cold weather, hormones and sugar. I’ve tried EVERYTHING as I’ve had years to research this recurrent skin condition – coconut oil, ACV, aloe vera, Manuka honey, alkaline diet, calendula, coconut oil, essential oil blends, creams and more,’ she continued.

‘It’s weird because each separate time I get it a slightly different treatment plan works. Unfortunately I can not heal it the same every time.

‘Being pregnant right now, my hormones are CRAZY and I’m experiencing the most stubborn, intense and long lasting PD episode ever.’

Firstly, she's been sleeping with calendula nappy rash cream applied to the affected area to soothe the redness

Firstly, she’s been sleeping with calendula nappy rash cream applied to the affected area to soothe the redness

Followers suffering from a similar issue suggested she try celery juice - which according to them has the ability to heal your face - so she's been mixing a celery, cucumber and lemon concoction up every morning

Followers suffering from a similar issue suggested she try celery juice - which according to them has the ability to heal your face - so she's been mixing a celery, cucumber and lemon concoction up every morning

Followers suffering from a similar issue suggested she try celery juice – which according to them has the ability to heal your face – so she’s been mixing a celery, cucumber and lemon concoction up every morning

But for the most part she’s helped diminish the issue with five changes to her lifestyle.

Firstly, she’s been sleeping with calendula nappy rash cream applied to the affected area to soothe the redness.

She then consulted her doctor about using bi-daily light therapy treatment. While there hasn’t been enough research into it to suggest it’s completely safe for pregnant women Sarah said she ‘did her own research’ and spoke to professionals.

Followers suffering from a similar issue suggested she try celery juice – which according to them has the ability to heal your face – so she’s been mixing a celery, cucumber and lemon concoction up every morning. 

Sarah then takes a safe amount of fish oil, zinc and turmeric supplements and drinks her special 'custom probiotic beauty and skin blend' which she is in the process of sharing

Sarah then takes a safe amount of fish oil, zinc and turmeric supplements and drinks her special ‘custom probiotic beauty and skin blend’ which she is in the process of sharing

Sarah then takes a safe amount of fish oil, zinc and turmeric supplements and drinks her special ‘custom probiotic beauty and skin blend’ which she is in the process of sharing.

In time her dermatitis and hormonal acne will calm but she has already seen a remarkable difference by following these simple steps. 

‘Finally my skin is pretty clear and smooth again,’ she said at the end of her post.

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