Skin disorders in pregnancy: remedies and advice

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PROBLEMS OF PREGNANT SKIN



  - It is said that during the

pregnancy

women are more beautiful, and that the

skin

become smoother, softer and brighter. But that's not always the case.

Often dermatitis, acne, stretch marks are around the corner and can spoil it

skin beauty

of pregnant woman.

Here are the most common skin problems and some tips on how to remedy them.

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Skin care in pregnancy

Hypersensitivity

. The skin becomes extremely sensitive, just a light rubbing or a few drops of perfume for it to become red and irritated immediately. The ideal is not to use the usual products and prefer soaps, detergents and



natural creams

. Avoid scrubs and exfoliants and use a vegetable sponge. Limit the exposure of the skin to chemicals (such as triclosan, parabens and perfumes) also because with a small cut or excoriation these substances penetrate the skin and can be more easily absorbed by the bloodstream.

Pimples and acne

. Hormones have gone wild and this hormonal storm could lead to pimples and acne. Be careful because not all anti-acne products can be used during pregnancy. The

benzoyl peroxide

el '

salicylic acid

for example, they have been linked to growth problems and birth defects in some animal studies. To be on the safe side, lactic acid, tea tree oil, sulfur, all ingredients that have been shown to have no teratogenic effects, are good.


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Melasma gravidico

Dryness and itching

. Make sure you drink plenty

water

and to humidify all the rooms of the house well. Use a light, natural moisturizer and if your skin is very itchy try a warm bath.

oats

.

Sensitivity to the sun

. The rise in the levels of some

hormones

they make the skin much more susceptible to formation of

dark spots

(mask of pregnancy, or chloasma) and this problem can get worse when you do

exposes to the sun's rays

. So best to bring out a nice wide-brimmed hat and sunscreen of at least 30 and protect yourself from the sun. There


Sun protection

it should contain titanium dioxide or zinc oxide and not sunscreens containing chemicals such as oxybenzone, homosalate and avobenzone that potentially enter the blood and can reach the fetus. Read the


label

is a must before buying a product.

Stretch marks. When the body

it grows rapidly

the skin stretches more and more and can tear. stretch marks are precisely tears in the skin that are at first red and then become white, like scars. Not all pregnant women suffer from

stretch marks

, a lot depends on a genetic predisposition, but it is very useful to use one

the perfect

moisturizing and anti-stretch marks every day on the areas at risk: hips, stomach, breasts, buttocks, inner thighs.

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Care for your skin to reduce stretch marks

Skin rashes

. Redness and itching should never be ignored, itchy feet and hands could be a sign of one

cholestasis

of pregnancy, a liver disease that is dangerous for the baby. A simple blood test allows you to make sure that there is no such pathology. Another frequent rash of pregnancy is the

PUPPP

(itchy urticaria papules and pregnancy plaques) that starts from the abdomen and spreads to other areas of the body. It is not a disorder that harms the baby but it can be very annoying. Your doctor may prescribe a triamcinolone acetate ointment

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