Skin care during pregnancy
Pregnancy is a catalyst for numerous changes in a woman’s body. The body adapts to the new conditions and the hormonal background significantly changes. And these changes are not always for the better, they often lead to deterioration of the skin, hair, and nails. Dermatologist of the ISIDA clinic, Lyudmila Skibitskaya, will tell you about the problems that future mothers face most often, and what to do in this case.
Acne during pregnancy has the same reason as in adolescence: significant changes in hormonal levels. Sometimes during pregnancy appears rosacea. Moreover, the deterioration often occurs after facial cleansing, thermal procedures or gastronomic excesses.
In this case, it is necessary to consult with a dermatologist who has experience working with pregnant women and knows what their skin needs. Remember that during this period it is necessary more than ever to be careful using cosmetics - so that they do not harm either the mother or the child.
Pigmentation of the skin
Light brown spots, darkening of the nipples and moles appearing on the face, and sometimes on the whole body of a pregnant woman, is due to the increased production of hormones - estrogen and progesterone. Properly selected skin care products will help you make these blemishes less noticeable. However, restrain from using conventional skin whitening creams, scrubs and peels - they can only aggravate the problem.
With the beginning of spring, you need to protect your skin from exposure to sunlight: it can enhance pigmentation. Protect your skin with SPF creams. However, remember that these creams are chemically active, and you might need to consult a doctor before using them. The dermatologist might help you to choose the right sunscreen. Also important is the gestational age.
Sometimes new moles appear on the body of the future mother, and the old ones become larger and change their shape. In such cases especially close supervision by a dermatologist is necessary. You may need dermatoscopy (a modern method of examining and diagnosing the condition of the skin). Remember: pregnancy is a serious load on a woman’s body, under the pressure of which a dormant tendency to serious health problems can be activated. Careful attention to yourself and timely qualified assistance will help to avoid this.
A visit to the dermatologist working as a part of the team that monitors the course of pregnancy is the best solution that will help you stay attractive during pregnancy and also protect your baby’s health.