Skin Care When Undergoing Pregnancy

When undergoing pregnancy, usually a number of health problems of skin came disturbing. Do not be surprised, as this is a natural result from the influence of hormonal factors.
When undergoing pregnancy, it should be noted the adequacy of nutrients your body needs to maintain good health, especially pregnant women and the fetus itself.
In addition, it also pays to skin health problems. Skin care is needed to anticipate and address common skin problems during pregnancy, such as stretch marks, acne, increased pigmentation, linea nigra, and so forth.

Some of the skin problems that often occur when the pregnancy is:

Melasma (Cholasma)
Melasma is the appearance of freckles, dark skin on the forehead, nose and cheeks. It is caused by pregnancy hormones that increase hyperpigmentation on the skin. Forms of melasma is like black spots, moles are dark and can be such a dark line in the middle of your abdomen (linea nigra).
Although the spots may disappear by itself a few months pakca birth, but sometimes spots are not entirely lost on the surface of the skin.
To resolve melasma, it is recommended to consume foods that contain lots of folic acid, because studies have shown that folate deficiency may be associated with hyperpigmentation. Folic acid can be obtained by eating green leafy vegetables, oranges, whole wheat bread, and whole grain cereals.
It should also be considered for using sunscreen with at least SPF 15 if you are exposed to sunlight because sunlight can also improve hyperpigmentation. In addition, the use of body armor such as hats and long sleeves are a good idea when you are in the open under the sun.

Acne during pregnancy can be treated with skin care as usual. You can use a facial scrub to eliminate impurities that clog pores. But if you want to select a facial scrub, you should use abrasive scrubs or exfoliants because your skin is very sensitive during pregnancy.
Take care when using acne medications during pregnancy because most can be dangerous for your content. If this is unavoidable, choose a natural acne cures and herbal based.
In addition, you can also irradiate the skin with sunlight in the morning for 15 minutes to activate skin cells completely. In addition, get rid of toxins (detoxification) can naturally prevent acne. The trick is to drink enough water every day.

Stretch Mark
According to the study, more than 90 percent of women develop stretch marks during the sixth and seventh months of pregnancy. Stretch marks are caused by stretching of the skin layer that occurs during pregnancy and usually appear as streaks of pink or purplish brown and even black on the abdomen and in some cases can be found on the breast and thighs.
To fix this, you can use blend of essential carrots, cilantro, and thyme leaves as a topical experiencing abdominal stretch marks. In addition, applying coffee grounds still warm on exposed areas of stretch marks can disguise the black line

Increased pigmentation (hyperpigmentation) on around the areola and nipples during pregnancy can cause the color black and sometimes the color will not fade after delivery.
In addition, if prior to pregnancy you have a mole, then it could be the color will be black during pregnancy. In fact, sometimes a pregnancy can also cause the appearance of new moles because of the pigmentation.
How to solve this hyperpigmentation? You can use honey as a topical for 15 minutes on the face or on the areola before you rinse it with warm water.
In addition, you can also use a scrub to remove dead skin cells. Natural face masks can also be overcome hyperpigmentation on the face, chest or other areas that suffer from hyperpigmentation.


Skin care during pregnancy is crucial to keep and maintain the beauty of your skin after childbirth. Some of the above tips may help you in treating skin problems that often arise when you go through pregnancy.

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