Pregnancy Vivian | 23 Apr 2011 06:26 am

Skin Treatment During Pregnancy

Many people say that pregnant women are the most beautiful women in the world. That is definitely not true. In fact, a lot of skin problems arise during pregnancy. Even for those who are having fair and smooth skin, they may experience pimples or dry skin during pregnancy.

Acne or pimple is the Number 1 problem that pregnant women face. Due to the hormonal change inside your body, your sebaceous glands are more active and therefore secret more sebum. The excess sebum clogs your pore and causes pimple formation especially around the chin and mouth. Change to some oil-free products and makeup. Do not use vitamin A skincare products or take any acne medicines.

When you are pregnant, there is a significant change in your hormone. This change in hormone causes pigmentation. Such pigmentation in your skin cells gives you dark spots on face, commonly cheek or forehead. To reduce such pigmentation, you must apply sunscreen of at least SPF15 when you go outside. You may also wear a cap to hide your face from the sunlight.

Stretch Marks happen to 90% of pregnant women. As your breast and baby grow, the breast skin and the abdominal skin are forced to stretch outward. This stretch is a quick one and causes reddish streaks on your breast or abdomen. You can use olive oil to message over your breast and abdomen. Actually, the streaks are going to fade after your delivery of baby.

Itching is also common for pregnant women. As the skin in the breast and abdomen get stretched, you may feel itchy. But if the itching continues and becomes more serious, you may need to consult the doctors. Serious itching can be a symptom of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP). If you are just experiencing normal itching, you can apply anti-itch cream such as calamine lotion or even olive oil or aloe gel for soothing.

Linea Nigra is a faint line running from the navel to the center of the pubic bone. It usually appears around the fourth to the fifth month of pregnancy. There is no way to prevent the Linea Nigra formation or to reduce. Do not worry as it will fade after the delivery of babies.

Being a mother is a great job to do. Though you may experience the skin problem that you have never faced before, you will be happy and excited about your babies.

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