Skin Care During Pregnancy

Pregnant women should be extra careful with the skin to prevent streaks and stains

With so many changes occurring in the body of the woman with pregnancy, the skin also feels the effects. Some are more oily, other dry spots, acne may arise and even allergies to products that were commonly used before the pregnancy. Therefore, future mothers need to redouble skin care during pregnancy.

With the weight gain, skin elasticity comes to your limit and then the stretch marks. The best way to avoid them is intensely moisturizing the skin. Use creams with almond oil, grape seed, avocado or macadamia nuts in composition, they help maintain the elasticity of the skin. The moisturizer should be used on the belly, buttocks, thighs, and breasts, which are the areas of the body where stretch marks usually appear in pregnancy according to Ehealthfacts.

Even though natural gain weight during pregnancy, you need to keep an eye on the scale to not get fat too. Eat foods rich in vitamin C, which stimulates the production of collagen and proteins. Vitamin A, and fruits and vegetables are also on the list of recommended foods. Avoid fried foods, excessive salt and sweets.

The appearance of dark spots is among the major skin problems that can occur during the nine months. They are caused by hormonal changes and changes in skin pigmentation, which produce larger amount of melanin. The patches can appear anywhere on the face or neck and in women of black or brown skin can be lighter than natural skin tone.

Exposure to the Sun leaves darker stains, so the main tip to prevent pregnancy skin spots is to apply sunscreen every day, even on cloudy days and during winter. If the stains are evident, you can try to disguise them wearing makeup. Usually the stains start disappearing about three months after childbirth.

Hormonal changes during pregnancy can also leave the skin more oily, with blackheads and pimples. With the end of the pregnancy, that oil tends to decrease. But until then, it is best to use soaps and specific products for oily skin, especially those in gel form.

Some pregnant women get dry skin. In this case, the recommendation is to give preference to the bath with warm water for cold, without using too much SOAP and use creams to increase skin hydration.