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Molly-Mae shares 'painful' side effect she's feeling at six months pregnant

Gabriella Ferlita

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Molly-Mae shares 'painful' side effect she's feeling at six months pregnant

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Throughout her career an influencer, Molly Mae Hague has kept an air of brutal honesty when it comes to the not-so-glamorous parts of her life.

The 23-year-old reality star has shared a ‘painful’ side effect she has experienced whilst being six months pregnant. Check out her surprising symptom here:


From endometriosis to her recently announced pregnancy, the former Love Island star has always kept her fans in the loop on her YouTube channel.


Now, Molly Mae has gotten real about a skin concern which has seemingly been spurred on by her pregnancy hormones: acne.

So much so, that she actually filmed her partner Tommy Fury asking her if he could pop it for her. Ah, the things we’d do for love.

Whilst we debate on whether this moment was somewhere between adorable and gross, let’s backtrack to the moment that Tommy asked Molly in the clip: “Can I pop that whitehead on camera?”


The PrettyLittleThing creative director then responded “Where? On my chin, yeah. 

“It’s really painful Tommy, it’s such a painful [spot]. Look how big it is, guys,” Molly Mae says, moving the camera closer to her face. “It’s so painful, it’s really sore.”

She then continued: “That’s one thing pregnancy has given me, is skin problems, and that’s a first for me ‘cause I’ve always been really blessed. 

“And that’s okay,” she added, agreeing that the occasional pimple is nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to growing another life.


In fact, Molly Mae is not the only acne sufferer during pregnancy - it’s surprisingly common in those expecting children during this period of their lives.

The cause of those pesky spots is thought to be increased levels of hormones during the first trimester, as per WebMD, when you’re more likely to experience them, as well as other symptoms such as nausea, breast pain, fatigue and food cravings.

These higher levels of hormones increases the skins’ production of natural oils like sebum, which can cause a flare-up of acne on the skin.


Although it’s difficult to predict whether pregnancy-related acne will affect you, you have a higher risk of developing the symptom if you have a history of acne or you suffer from the occasional flare-up just before your period.

However, the website explains how if you don’t get acne during the first trimester of your pregnancy, you’re almost guaranteed to be good to go without the use of spot treatments during the second or third trimesters.

Either way, we think that Molly Mae looks amazing, and we love how real she is about her pregnancy story so far.

Topics: Molly Mae Hague, Celebrity, Parenting, Health

Gabriella Ferlita
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