In the body of a woman there is not a single organ that would not be affected by pregnancy. Naturally, the skin is one of the most powerful influences, since it is directly related to all body systems.
Pregnancy and problem skin: is there a connection
When you are expecting a baby, you want to look great during this period. However, the skin begins to rebel. here it will explain what the problem is and how to deal with it
What is the reason?
The main factor in changing the condition of the skin are the hormones we know. Due to the huge load and shake of the body, the woman’s hormonal background undergoes significant changes. If before estrogen provided the beauty and radiance of the skin, now it is being replaced by another hormone – progesterone, which is “responsible” for the negative changes that affect the skin. The main goal of the body is to protect the fetus, so many systems can work at the expense of beauty.
How does estrogen affect the skin:
- regulates the sebaceous glands;
- renews the skin;
- protects against free radicals;
- regulates immunity.
When pregnancy occurs, estrogen levels decrease, which is reflected primarily on the skin.
Due to such hormonal imbalance, all kinds of problems arise, for example:
- Greasy shine.
- Stretch marks.
- Pronounced pigmentation.
How to support the skin in this difficult period and not make it worse
One of the main rules for the selection of cosmetics during pregnancy is its hypoallergenicity. You do not need too much irritation on an already weakened surface? In addition, do not buy products with a pronounced smell: during gestation, the body reacts to the slightest smell, a strong irritant can cause vomiting.
All you need to do, since we are talking about caring cosmetics, is moisturizing and toning. Take care of sensitive skin so that you do not undergo treatment by a dermatologist after childbirth.
Avoid cosmetic products containing hormones, your hormonal background is already unstable, no need to complicate the task of all body systems.
What to do if you still encounter skin problems
To avoid the appearance of ugly dark spots, use funds with a high level of SPF. In autumn and spring, SPF 15 will be enough, and already in winter and summer it is worth switching to SPF 30-50. If pigmentation has overtaken you, try to make a clay mask with lemon juice, but do not get too carried away – 1-2 times a week will be enough.
It’s more difficult to deal with them. You cannot completely get rid of them, so we can only prevent them by using various oils. Before using the oil, be sure to consult your gynecologist.
This problem is probably the most difficult, since its cause lies in hormones. Try to keep your skin hydrated and do not dry out, after giving birth, again, after consulting a doctor, visit a dermatologist or cosmetologist to prescribe therapy for you.