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When you’re pregnant, there are many changes going on with your body. Between hormones and increases in the blood supplied to your organs and skin, you’ll find that your skin experiences alterations.


 

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With a few tips, you can look and feel your best during these changes. This is a time to take care of your body for you and for the new baby inside:

1) Pregnancy mask

The mask of pregnancy happens when spots appear on the cheeks and forehead. It’s also referred to as melasma. Melasma is the result of pigmentation increasing. As a result of pregnancy, women experience more hormones in their body. This results in the increased pigmentation of the face.

The best way to prevent the mask of pregnancy is to use a sunscreen when outdoors. Despite your best efforts at preventing the pigmentation, it can still occur. You can use mineral makeup concealers to hide the pigmentation until after pregnancy.

2) The glow of pregnancy

Like the increase in pigmentation due to hormones, there’s also an increase in the blood supply in your body. This increased circulation can cause the face to become bright. An increase in hormones is the cause of increased oil production in the face. This leaves your face both shiny and bright.

To keep your face from becoming incredibly oily, you can use a gentle, face cleanser to remove the oil. It might help to use a oil-free concealer too.

3) Acne breakouts

Along with creating an increased glow, oily skin can cause breakouts. If you already have a problem with acne, it can become worse during pregnancy. This can become a serious problem for some women during their pregnancy, but can be avoided with a simple cleansing regimen.

With the help of an oil free cleanser, you should wash your face in the morning and at night to remove as much oil as possible. After washing, use an oil-free moisturiser.

4) Dull skin and dark circles

When a pregnant woman doesn’t get enough sleep towards the end of the pregnancy, she can become tired and experience dull skin and dark circles. If a woman doesn’t experience oily skin, her skin might head in the other direction, which means extremely dry skin.

A good moisturiser will help with dull, dry skin while makeup blushers will bring a rosy glow to your cheeks. It’s important to start with clean, moisturised skin before using any makeup or concealer. Under eye concealer will help with the dark circles.

A healthy lifestyle will help with skin problems too. If you eat correctly while reducing stress, you’ll find that you have less problems with your skin. Drinking plenty of water is important to keep your skin and body hydrated too.

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  • I didn’t really see skin changes in pregnancy.

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  • I didn’t notice any difference for myself.

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  • Skin sure does change and can suffer during pregnancy. Thankfully it does return to normal after the birth. Taking care of skin during pregnancy can be quite pampering and relaxing too.

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  • I didnt get melasma during pregnancy, i got it after actually a fair while after, it can also be caused from the pill. Mine is quite bad, very blotchy and noticeable.

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  • I had dry sin, moisturizer was my best friend lol

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  • yeah my skin was pretty good except for those stretch marks lol.


    • Stretch marks – not much to do about them – except love them!

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  • My skin never changed while pregnant but I noticed maybe a year or so afterwards that I was starting to get some slightly pigmented spots.

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  • I had a bad lot of acne, when pregnant which I now suspect may have been rosacea

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  • yeah i think that you should make sure that the skin, hair products that you use are safe for pregnancy.

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  • I loved being pregnant. And I loved how my skin looked so much more beautiful than usual! :-)

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  • some great tips here, it would be great to have an article on how to take care of your skin after pregnancy ie_: stretch marks etc

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  • Melisma doesn’t always disappear after pregnancy – mine didn’t, and it’s no big deal.

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