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How Pregnancy Effects Your Skin

Creating a life is one of the most beautiful experiences that a woman can go though in her lifetime. Whereas yes, you’re creating a human being when you’re pregnant, it’s no surprise that your skin takes a hit during those 9 months! So, what should you expect and how can you get control of it?

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The most common change you’ll experience in your skin is an increase in breakouts, often along your chin. This is primarily due to the hormonal changes your body is going through throughout the course of these nine months. It will subside! You can control it with a high-quality skin care routine, but make sure to avoid products with Retinol and Salicylic Acid because they have shown to result in birth defects! Try benzoyl peroxide instead.


Something most people fail to keep in mind is that you might see some new moles on your skin, both on your face and other parts of the body! Moles do not go away on their own, but they can be removed with the help of a dermatologist. Make sure you have any new, or growing, moles examined before you have them cut out as they can be cancerous.

A Dark Stripe

Some women notice a dark stripe on their abdomen that extends from the belly button down to the public area. It is rare, but also harmless. This line is due to an increase in melanin production but can be prevented simply with the use of sunscreen if you are out in sunlight. Otherwise, it does go away on its own after giving birth.

Stretch Marks

It might be no surprise to you, but since there is a human growing inside you, your skin will stretch, leading to stretch marks. Stretch marks often go away over time. If they are sticking around longer than you’d like, try rubbing vitamin E on them, this vitamin is known to decrease stretch marks.!

Dark Skin Patches

Roughly half of all women who go through pregnancy experience the appearance of dark spots in symmetrical areas on their cheeks, nose, and forehead. This is due to the increase hormone levels. The dark spots will not fade on their own after giving birth, but with the help of lighting products, they often lighten or disappear entirely!

Lush, Thick, Hair

Whereas this is lovely for the hair on top of your head, this lush, thick hair will also grow under your arms, in your groin, and on your legs. For most women, your body hair will return to its natural chemical makeup after you have given birth, but for some, this is your new way of life!
Although some of these side effects of pregnancy seem a little intimidating, the majority of them are not permanent. They are simply a part of your beautiful journey! Embrace them!


How Pregnancy Effects Your Skin



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