Pregnancy Skin Conditions

January 13, 2016

When you are pregnant you will start to notice that your hormones seem to be going all over the place causes you to be nauseous, have morning sickness, mess up your sense of taste and smell, changes in your skin, etc. These wacko changes are caused by pregnancy hormones and once you have the baby your hormones and all their craziness will go back to their before pregnancy condition. One of the changes that many women seem to stress over the most is the changes in their skin, but there is no need to worry because they will disappear after they have the baby.

Some of the common skin conditions a pregnant woman might encounter are:

Changes in the color of your skin–the skin on your face may have changes in the pigmentation and texture. Your face could have dark, hyper-pigmented blotches on your cheeks and forehead. To help keep this condition in check make sure that you are wearing a good sunscreen. There is a positive change that happens when you are over two months pregnant and that is your skin has a pinkish glow because the hormones increases the moisture retaining capacity and makes your skin softer.

Skin eruption, dry patches, and rashes–during your pregnancy you may see an increase in the intensity and frequency of pimple and acne outbreaks along with heat rashes that are also more frequent. You may also find your skin having scaly dry patches that may or may not itch.

Having marks around your abdominal region–the most upsetting skin change are the stretch marks because they seem to stay on for a long time after you have the baby. They may even be there for life. They are caused because your abdominal skin is being stretched as the baby grows and it stays that way for months. You can reduce, maybe even avoid, these stretch marks by making sure that you are getting regular exercise. You can also make sure that you apply creams and lotions that contain vitamin E every day starting in the third month.

You may also notice that the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet redden along with the areas being itchy. You may also see spider veins on your legs and face and disappear soon after you have the baby. You may also notice chafing on the underarms, along your upper thighs, and underneath your breasts because it seems a woman perspires more when she is pregnant.

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